Maven Brings Carsharing to NYC, Deploys 80 Off-Lease GM Vehicles

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 16, 2017
Maven deployed more than 80 vehicles into the expanded carsharing service in Manhattan yesterday, all of which are off-lease vehicles from General Motors Financial, Mobility Finance has learned. The expanded operations in New York City provide consumers with on-demand hourly or daily carshare reservation options. To date, Maven — General Motors Co.’s mobility services platform — has launched in 17 […]

Inaugural Issue of Mobility Finance Magazine Is Now Live

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 12, 2017
The first issue of Mobility Finance, which explores deep trends of the financing and insuring of alternative transportation, is now live. In this issue, find out why insurers are driving into rideshare, despite the speed bumps in coverage — including the very gray area of drivers accepting cash for rides. The issue also explores who […]

Maven Aims to Ease Delivery Drivers Into Leasing With Weekly Rental Program

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 10, 2017
General Motors Co.’s mobility services platform Maven launched a rental product for rideshare and delivery drivers called Maven Gig yesterday, in hopes it will serve as a gateway for consumers to lease vehicles from General Motors Financial Co., Rachel Bhattacharya, GM’s director of commercial mobility and AV fleet operations, told Mobility Finance. “Obviously, if a […]

Will BlaBlaCar’s Short-Distance Carpooling Include Leasing Incentives?

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 9, 2017
BlaBlaCar launched a new app and service — BlaBlaLines — designed for short-distance carpooling and daily commutes so that carpoolers can leave their car at home. The service will be launched progressively, but was initially made available to Android users in select French cities last week. The new service comes just one month after BlaBlaCar […]

Canadian Ford Dealership Poised to Evolve With New E-Commerce Model

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 5, 2017
Financial providers and automakers are not the only institutions innovating, as the auto industry continues to evolve. Even dealerships are altering their standard brick-and-mortar models, including Alberta Koch Automotive Group, which is launching Canada’s first e-commerce dealerships. The dealer group has rolled out the e-commerce platform to three of its four dealerships so far, with […]
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