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New Car-Sharing Option For The On-The-Go Californian

(NAPSI)—Sometimes, the vehicle you need isn’t the one you have. Whether it’s transporting large items, a weekend at the beach, or a special event, many people have been in the position of not having convenient access to the right vehicle for the job.

Now, however, San Francisco and Los Angeles residents have another alternative to a rental car agency, borrowing a vehicle from a friend or public transportation. They can turn to Maven, General Motors’ new, affordable, on-demand car-sharing service that provides vehicles when and for as long as they’re needed.

For as little as $8 per hour for round-trip use, which includes the cost of insurance and fuel, you can access more than 60 different vehicles, from a Chevrolet Volt to a Cadillac Escalade. In Los Angeles, there are 30 stations in South Park, Downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo and near the University of Southern California campus. There are also 30 stations in San Francisco, in the Financial District, Embarcadero, SoMa and the Mission District.

An exclusive smartphone app seamlessly links Maven drivers and their vehicles. You can use the app to search for and reserve a vehicle by model or location, and then unlock and start it with your smartphone. In most cases, you can also use the app to extend your reservation if you need more time with the car.

Maven gives customers access to a highly personalized, on-demand mobility service. Building on two decades of vehicle connectivity and service provided by OnStar, each vehicle provides an ownershiplike experience with the convenience of car sharing.

To bring your digital life into the vehicle, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio and 4G LTE wireless are all included in every Maven vehicle.

Plus, because Maven is an innovative new General Motors brand, customers can access OnStar technology for an in-car concierge service—from driving directions to reserving concert tickets to finding the hot new vegan restaurant in town—all with the push of the blue button.

Learn More

Find Maven at www.MavenDrive.com or on Twitter at @DriveMaven. Download the free Maven app at the Google Play or Apple App store.