Bolt and Jelbi partner for seamless micro-mobility integration in Berlin

Posted: 15 February 2023 | | No comments yet

The new partnership will provide Bolt users with access to its scooters and e-bikes via Jelbi’s mobility app and will allow them to plan their journeys, while combining micro-mobility services with public transport.

Bolt and Jelbi

Credit: Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

European micro-mobility operator, Bolt, has announced that it has launched a new partnership with Jelbi, Berlin’s mobility app launched by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG).

As a result of the partnership, Berliners and those visiting the city will now be able to unlock Bolt scooters and e-bikes through the public transport operator’s app and seamlessly plan their trips combining micro-mobility services with buses, trains and the subway.

“For cities to realise the full benefits of micro-mobility, seamless integration with other modes of public transport is crucial to allow people to easily plan trips through their city. This combination of micro-mobility and public transport offers people a compelling alternative to private car ownership, helping create cities where there is less pollution and congestion and increased space for more sustainable mobility options,” said Balthasar Scheder, Bolt’s Regional Manager, Rentals for Germany and Switzerland.

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In addition, Bolt recently published a study, conducted in 17 out of the 26 countries in which the company has scooters, which revealed that almost 40% of Bolt scooter rides are connected with public transportation, demonstrating the operator as an efficient first-last mile solution for customers either starting or ending their journey.

Furthermore, in Germany almost half (46%) of all scooter rides connected with public transport, while in the Czech Republic and Poland the figure was 43% and 41% respectively.

Bolt currently offers scooter and e-bike rentals in over 60 cities in Germany, including Hamburg, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, as well as Berlin.