Bolt and Allianz extend collaboration to provide shared e-scooter insurance for users
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.
Bolt, the European scooter operator, and Allianz – via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions – have announced that they are extending their collaboration. The new three-year partnership will provide insurance to Bolt electric scooter users across 26 countries in Europe.
Together, Bolt and Allianz have launched an insurance programme that automatically provides all Bolt scooter users with two types of insurance already embedded in the rental fee: Personal Accident Insurance and Rider General Liability Insurance.
This means that riders are insured for their own potential severe injuries (Personal Accident Insurance), as well as for damages that they cause to third parties (Rider General Liability) while riding Bolt scooters.
The programme has already been rolled out in Norway, Portugal and Sweden and will continue to be implemented across all of the 26 European markets where Bolt operates scooters over the following months.
“At Bolt, we are dedicated to making sure that our scooters are as safe as possible, and we are currently working on several safety features for both scooter riders and pedestrians around them. However, unfortunately, accidents still happen. This is where the partnership with Allianz Partners helps us to provide the safety net that scooter users need in the busy urban environments where they use our products,” said Dmitri Pivovarov, Director of Rentals at Bolt.