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GM teams up with Uber to expand Maven programme to Australia

Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Co said on Saturday it was testing its car-sharing operation, Maven, in through a pilot programme with ride-hailing company Technologies Inc.

The leasing agreement will allow drivers to rent cars produced by GM's Australian manufacturer Holden, the company said.

"We are testing the adoption of one Maven product - Maven Gig - in through a pilot programme in Sydney renting Holden cars to drivers," Sean Poppitt, communications director at Holden, said in a statement.

GM's Maven Gig programme is aimed at helping drivers rent a car on demand for independent gigs such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ridesharing, at a time when more people are expected to take up freelance work.

It is currently operational in San Diego and set to be launched in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this year, said in May.

announced a similar North American partnership with in November last year.

A spokesman for was not immediatley available for comment.

(Reporting by Harry Pearl; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 13:18 IST