Maven, GM’s Electric Car-Sharing Service Arrives in Jersey City

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You can now rent an eco-friendly, electric car in Jersey City via your smartphone.

Thursday night at the 1st Annual City Nights Block Party, Mayor Steven Fulop will announce the arrival of Maven, an on-demand, car-sharing program from General Motors.

Maven’s eco-friendly cars, which can be rented from $8/hour, are equipped with the latest tech like OnStar, Sirius XM, and Apple CarPlay. Since its debut in January of 2016, Maven has only launched in select cities including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York.

In addition to Maven, Mayor Fulop will also unveil 19 curbside electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, which will be located outside The Oakman at 160 First Street and The Art House at 155 Second Street in the Powerhouse Arts District. Two of the charging stations will be dedicated to Maven.

Maven will equip downtown Jersey City’s EV stations with Chevy Volts, which will be available to reserve via Maven’s mobile app.

Officials from Greenspot — a local company that builds EV charging stations — will also be on hand at the event to detail their vision to turn Jersey City into a EV-friendly city.

The City Nights Block Party starts at 7pm outside 148 First Street and the EV demo will take place at 8.15pm.