By Samuel Smith
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Put yourself in the driver’s seat. Maven Car Sharing is bringing flexibility, comfort and opportunity to the streets of Adelaide.
Launched by General Motors and RAA last month, the service is the latest app-based transport solution with an aim to revolutionise how South Australians get around.
To use Maven, all users need to do is download an app and create an account.
Bluetooth can then be used to unlock a car in the Maven fleet, stationed at 10 sharing locations around Adelaide. Vehicles are available from $8 per hour*
Speaking at the Adelaide launch, General Motors International Urban Mobility Director Anthony Riemann said that in many ways, Maven reflected society’s changing attitude towards motoring.
“It’s very clear that more people are moving away from traditional ownership models, and they’re looking to consume transportation as a service,” he said.
“More consumers want transport to be seamless, frictionless and on demand. Millennials seek experiences over possessions; they crave that freedom of transportation without the usual restraints of ownership.”
Wondering if Maven could work for you? Here’s a list of ways car sharing could revolutionise your everyday life.
1. The weekend away
If you’re looking to get away for the weekend, but aren’t confident your trusty (yet tired) hatchback will make the trip, Maven has the answer. Take your pick from a range of brand new Holdens, from sedans to SUVs, then hit the road knowing that you’re covered by insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance – not that you’re likely to need them.
2. The work trip
Need to get to an offsite meeting but can’t access a pool car? With a sharing location in Adelaide’s CBD, simply book your vehicle through the Maven app, stroll over to Hyde St and jump in. The best part? RAA members save 10% on Maven rates.
3. The date
As the age-old staying goes, first impressions count. On date night, ditch your rust bucket and pick up a brand new Maven sedan or SUV. When dinner’s over, drop your soon-to-be significant other home, then deposit your Maven back at its sharing location. With a fleet of brand new vehicles to pick from, featuring minimal branding, your ride will surely impress.
4. The heavy haul
Planning a DIY gardening project or need to pick up that pesky flat pack you can’t fit the back of your car? Reserve a Maven ute by the hour or day and get rolling.
5. The daytrip
It might be easy to get by without a car in the city, but buses, trains and trams can only get you so far. Many areas, even an hour’s drive from the CBD, aren’t easily accessible by public transport. Whether it’s for work or play, consider a Maven next time you need to leave town.