Maven , the car-sharing service from General Motors, is about to get its first pure electric vehicle. According to GM representative, Stefan Cross, GM will add Bolt EV s to the service within the month. They should be a nice complement to the service’s existing fleet of Volts. The cars will only be available in California, however, specifically Los Angeles and San Francisco . He wouldn’t reveal where else the Bolt may show up afterward.
It isn’t particularly surprising that GM is planning to launch shared Bolts in the electric hot-spots of San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the location of San Francisco is interesting for other reasons as well. Just recently, video was released of an autonomous Bolt EV picking up a GM executive and dropping him off. It clearly was being tested for use as a car-sharing vehicle, and GM confirmed that San Francisco is one of the test sites for its autonomous Bolt program. However, Cross wouldn’t say anything more about when self-driving Bolts may end up in car-sharing fleets. The only thing he would say was that the Bolt would be an ideal platform for an autonomous vehicle considering its long electric range.
While this isn’t much information at the moment, stay tuned. Cross told us that a bigger, more official announcement concerning the Bolt and Maven is coming next week. Related Video:
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