News GM launches Maven Car Sharing in Toronto

18:13  14 february  2018
18:13  14 february  2018 Source:   Wheels.ca

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General Motors has brought its car - sharing service to Canada with today’s launch of Maven in Toronto . The newest entrant into the city’s car - sharing market is starting with a fleet of 40 GM vehicles, including Chevrolet’s Cruze, Malibu, Tahoe, Trax and Volt; GMC ’s Acadia and Yukon

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General Motors’ car sharing program, Maven, is coming to Canada, launching first in Toronto, effective Feb. 13.

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Maven members can access GM cars and trucks with a mobile app that allows them to locate, reserve and unlock the vehicles.

At the announcement, GM said there are no signup or memberships fees, meaning users only pay when using the vehicle.

Rates start at (Cdn) $9 an hour, including gasoline and insurance, but not the deducible.

Vehicles can be used by the hour, day, week or month.

Initially GM will supply 40 vehicles including the Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Tahoe, Trax and Volt, GMC Acadia and Yukon and Cadillac ATS and XT5.

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General Motors ’ car sharing program, Maven , is coming to Canada, launching first in Toronto , effective Feb. 13. Maven members can access GM cars and trucks with a mobile app that allows them to locate, reserve and unlock the vehicles.

In launching Maven , GM acknowledges that car - sharing and ride- sharing is growing increasingly popular as an alternative to personal car ownership.

All vehicles include OnStar, WiFi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as SiriusXM Radio.

Vehicle locations will include Bloor West Village, Liberty Village, King West, The Entertainment District, City Place, Yonge/Eglinton, Leslieville, Ryerson University, The Danforth, Financial District, Little Italy and Eaton Centre.

GM estimates Maven reduces congestion with each shared vehicle taking 10 cars/trucks off the road.

According to Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven: “Maven offers cars Torontonians want to drive to help them be there for the moments that matter.”

And Steve Carlisle, president and managing director, General Motors of Canada, said of the service starting in Canada: “Bringing Maven car sharing to Toronto not only reduces congestion, but also represents the latest step in the development of General Motors’ mobility footprint in Canada.

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Through Maven , General Motors will also be either expanding or launching new residential car - sharing programs in Chicago and New York City, along with other experiments in the U.S. and abroad. GM ’s Maven will be entering a tough business.

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“The launch of Maven follows the recent opening of our Canadian Technical Centre – Markham Campus, the largest automotive technology development centre of its kind in Canada and furthers our ability to bring new solutions to existing problems and redefine the future of mobility in Toronto and beyond.”

For more information see Maven.com

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