With more people keen to adopt sustainable modes of transport for shorter journeys, Bolt has introduced a series of features to enhance rider safety, including a sound for e-scooters and a cognitive reaction test, amongst others.
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With operations in 45 countries and over 500 cities across Europe and Africa, Bolt has tripled its number of customers to over 100 million since the beginning of 2020.
With its e-scooters set to be deployed in the city in late 2022, Bolt will help accelerate Helsinki’s transition towards more sustainable modes of transport through its ride-hailing services.
The launch of the new e-bikes will allow Bolt to strengthen its footprint across Europe, while providing more cities with a sustainable alternative to private car ownership.
Following a 500 per cent increase in scooter use, Bolt's new €150 million investment will allow it to further scale its micro-mobility operations and enhance rider experience.
Dmitri Pivovarov, Vice President of Rentals at Bolt, outlines the ways in which the mobility provider is working to improve scooter safety for both riders and pedestrians, and highlights the importance of these developments in ensuring that scooters can continue to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to private cars.
Following its 2021 pilot programme, Bolt has found that in-app encouragements have significantly impacted mobility habits, with 60 per cent of users shifting from a ride hail to an e-scooter for journeys shorter than 3km.
As a result of the collaboration, all Bolt scooter users can now benefit from two types of insurance, which are already embedded in the price of the rental fee.
As part of its new initiative, Bolt is working to make the electric scooter a more visible transport option in order to decrease the world’s dependence on the private car.
Launched in Tallinn, Estonia, Bolt's e-scooter charging docks deliver more efficient overall usage of each unit and better operational sustainability.
After experiencing significant success in Imperia, Bolt has further expanded into Italy by launching in Cervo, a small town along the Italian Riviera.
Bolt's electric scooters will offer Italian citizens and tourists an affordable, safe and sustainable micro-mobility service.