Maven Gig is expanding its initial offering in San Diego to now include San Francisco. The service will also launch in Los Angeles later this year. Maven Gig provides cars for independent driving firms such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services.
Maven has also partnered with claimed industry-leading apps in package delivery, food delivery and ride-hailing, creating in its view “a one-stop shop to maximize earning potential for gig drivers.” Initial partners include GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services.
By 2020, an estimated 43 % of the U.S. workforce will be made up of freelance workers. The nature of employment is changing, as corporations continue to shed middle class jobs. Maven Gig claims it is a “nimble platform that will grow and adapt with the shift.”
Maven Gig members can reserve a Chevrolet Bolt EV for $229 per week plus taxes, which includes insurance (minus deductibles), maintenance, unlimited miles and free charging at EVGo stations for a limited time.
Additional vehicles, including the Chevrolet Cruze ($189 per week plus taxes), Malibu ($199 per week plus taxes) and Trax ($209 per week plus taxes), can be reserved in San Francisco. Maven continues to experiment and will adjust offerings based on the gig economy and driver needs.
“Freelancers in the sharing economy want flexibility and Maven Gig is a seamless way to maximize opportunities,” said Rachel Bhattacharya, director of Commercial Mobility Strategy for Maven. “If the driver has a lull on one service they can easily flip to another and keep hustling.”