GM’s Maven car-shar­ing launches in New York

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DETROIT - Gen­eral Mo­tors is launch­ing its Maven car-shar­ing ser­vice in New York City.

The ser­vice lets mem­bers rent GM ve­hi­cles for up to 28 days at a time. Maven will park 80 ve­hi­cles around Man­hat­tan. Us­ing Maven’s smart­phone app, mem­bers can re­serve a time and un­lock and start the car when they ar­rive. Prices vary by ve­hi­cle, but it will cost about $100 to use a Chevro­let Cruze for a full day. Maven takes care of the in­surance and fuel costs.

Maven started a year ago with a small fleet of cars in Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan. The ser­vice now has 35,000 mem­bers and more than 530 cars on the road in 13 U.S. cities and Kitch­ener, On­tario. Un­til now, Chicago, San Fran­cisco and Wash­ing­ton D.C. have been Maven’s big­gest mar­kets.

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