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Transport and micromobility app Bolt quadruples in size since start of pandemic

Ride-hailing and micromobility operator Bolt has quadrupled in size since the start of the pandemic.  The Estonian company, founded in August 2013, now operates in 45 countries and more than 500 cities around the world – an increase of more than 200% since before the pandemic.  Bolt is also advertising …

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Bolt publishes 2022 scooter safety report showing 26% lower injury rate year-on-year

Micromobility provider Bolt has launched its 2022 safety report. The company registered over five times more rides in 2021 in comparison to 2020, while decreasing its injury ratio by 26%. The increase in rides is a result of launching scooter operations in new markets as well as promoting micromobility as …

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Bolt set to deploy 16,000 e-bikes across Europe over next six months

Bolt has announced the latest expansion of its micromobility services, with 16,000 new e-bikes set to be deployed over the next six months across more than 30 European cities. The company, which has already launched e-bikes in Madrid, Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Oslo and Krakow in 2022, announced this latest round …

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Bolt launches fifth generation e-scooter 

Micromobility provider Bolt has launched its fifth generation of e-scooter, the Bolt 5.  The latest machine has been designed with new safety features, as well as curved handlebars and a wider foot-space for better grip and handling. A larger front wheel and hydraulic suspension are also new additions to Bolt …

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Bolt shifts 60% of users from cars to e-scooters using gentle encouragement, according to new data 

Shared mobility operator Bolt shifts 60% of users from cars to e-scooters for shorter trips, according to new data from a pilot programme. In 2021, Estonia-based firm Bolt ran a scheme designed to switch travellers from ride-hailing to scooters during shorter trips. Randomly selected groups of Bolt customers from 10 …

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Transport app Bolt raises €628 million in funding to ‘accelerate move to shared mobility’

Ride hailing and e-scooter app Bolt has raised €628 million in funding, as it aims to ‘accelerate the move to shared mobility’.  Bolt, founded in 2013 in Estonia, offers a range of vehicle hire services, micromobility options, car sharing, and food delivery, and now operates in 45 countries across Europe …

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Bolt unveils new safety measures to stop tandem and drunk riding

Shared scooter provider Bolt has unveiled new safety measures designed to cut down on drunk and tandem riding.  The Estonia-based micromobility brand claims to be the first to introduce new safety measures that will automatically identify and discourage dangerous riding.  Bolt scooters, available in 45 countries in Europe and Africa, …

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Bolt e-scooters now offer insurance for riders included in rental price

E-scooter operator Bolt is now offering insurance for riders included in the price of their shared schemes. Partnering with insurer Allianz Partners for the next three years, Bolt will automatically provide scooter riders with two types of insurance as part of the rental fee – personal accident insurance and rider …

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E-scooter operators launch new micromobility coalition

E-scooter operators have come together to form a new coalition, Micromobility for Europe (MMfE), which launched officially yesterday, 2nd February. Comprised of eight founding members, Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, Tier, Voi, and Wind, the coalition aims to contribute to the development of a coherent policy framework in Europe that …

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