GM’s Maven will lend you a Chevrolet Bolt EV for $229 a week

They provide the car, you just have to do your thing

General Motors' Maven mobility wing is launching Maven Gig, a car-sharing project dovetailed for the gig economy.

What's the gig economy? Well, the sum of short-term contracts and freelance work that's opposed to the traditional permanent job.

What's Maven's role? Through the Maven Gig initiative, the program offers access to vehicles which the drivers can use for various errands, stretching from food delivery to ride sharing.

“Maven Gig is enabling freelancers to earn income through multiple sources. Maven is a smart, innovative platform transforming the future of shared mobility.”

Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven

It also serves at a platform that brings together services like GrubHub, InstaCart, and Roadie.

The first batch of cars serving the enterprise will be GM's Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle. For $229 per week (price includes maintenance, insurance, and unlimited miles), drivers get free charging at EVgo stations and there are no penalties for early returns after one week.