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The Maven car-sharing company owned by General Motors is expanding its services in Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C. this summer.

General Motors has shown great determination from the beginning of this year to tackle the ride-sharing business, by introducing its own brand called Maven. The service has started in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offering rentals of a Chevrolet Volt or Spark for 6 dollars an hour, initially focusing on serving faculty and students at the University of Michigan. New York City followed, for Chicago to now be part of the system, with pricing starting at 8 dollars an hour including insurance and fuel. Moreover, in Chicago, registered customers use the Maven app to reserve one of 30 vehicles at more than 15 sites throughout the city.

When Maven City members reserve their choice of available Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick vehicles, they now have the unique option of having the vehicle delivered to them. In addition to Maven City, Maven+ residential on-demand car sharing is available to residents of the Aqua luxury high-rise apartment community in the city’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. In Chicago, the Maven offering is completed by Lyft’s Chicago Express Drive short-term rental program, allowing drivers to rent Chevrolet Equinox crossovers for 99 dollars a week. Maven+ car sharing will also be launched in Washington by the end of June, for Maven+ and Maven City to come to Boston this summer, General Motors said in its release.