Through Maven, GM’s “personal mobility” brand, the automaker is starting up a 90-day pilot program in San Francisco that will allow Uber drivers to lease cars at cheaper-than-usual rates and without mileage restrictions. Currently, the the Chevy Cruze, Malibu, and Trax. will be only models available, but the price is right; the cars will cost $179 per week plus tax, and insurance is included.
“We announced an additional step for Maven to engage with professional partners across the car-sharing and ride-sharing industry,” said GM Vice President of Urban Mobility, Julia Steyn.
GM previously jumped into a similar initiative with Uber’s arch-competitor Lyft. In March, the automaker announced its Express Drive program, which would allow Lyft drivers without ride-hailing appropriate cars to rent one directly from GM with insurance included. This system also allows drivers who complete more than 65 rides per week to use their cars rent-free.