http://www.hybridcars.com - General Motors’ Maven carsharing service has opened up in San Francisco, its ninth market served since launching in January. Maven is well positioned to compete with popular carsharing leaders in the city, including Zipcar and Getaround, Automotive News says.
http://www.autonews.com - How Toyota's retaining talent in Texas move; Cadillac tightens race with Acura; GM expands Maven to San Francisco; Pacifica Hybrid's high honor; VW raises green with pink Beetle.
http://www.detroitnews.com - City becomes the ninth with the service.
http://www.autonews.com - GM's car-sharing program Maven, the auto giant's latest foray into alternative transportation services, expanded into San Francisco, marking its ninth market since launching in January.
http://adage.com - General Motors is targeting millennials with Maven, a new car-sharing service aimed at consumers who don't own a car and value sharing and experiences over possessions. "Maven is a startup -- in eight months we've launched a new company, a new brand and three new services," said Megan Stooke, Maven's chief marketing officer, at an Advertising Week session with Nigel Morris, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, Americas & EMEA.
http://www.detroitnews.com - In this week's episode, we talk Telsa vs. Michigan, Unifor-GM and Uber moving to Metro Detroit. Later, we're joined by the head of GM's Maven car-share company to talk about a new one-way service between Detroit and Metro Airport.
http://www.detroitnews.com - Maven says one-way trips from downtown Detroit to Metro Airport could cost as little as $5.
https://techcrunch.com - In January, GM did something somewhat unusual for a company founded in 1908 – it began a car sharing operation, offering customers a fleet of new vehicles on-demand, for use in exchange for an hourly fee. The car sharing company GM started, Maven, began in earnest in earlier this year as a 40 person operation, tiny relative to GM’s overall 216,000 employee organization, but in only around seven months, it has managed to expand to five U.S. cities, with over 5,000 registered members and 4.2 million miles driven.
https://www.cars.com - Car-sharing membership has grown in North America from 200,000 members in 2006 to 1.6 million in 2014, and car companies are taking note. While Zipcar leads the market with locations in 348 cities worldwide, and services like car2go and Enterprise CarShare are popular, automakers such as GM have ventured into the car-sharing market, too. But is there room for GM's Maven program, and what does it offer that Zipcar doesn't?
http://www.autonews.com - Julia Steyn, who is leading GM's various experiments in vehicle sharing and transportation services under the Maven brand, says she's encouraged by the early results.