Ride-hailing firm Bolt are aiming to launch a London Black Cab service in Spring 2023.
Onboarding for the ‘Bolt Black Cab’ offering has begun with the operator offering several unique incentives to cabbies.
Bolt provides ground transport services to up to 4 million signed-up passengers in the UK and millions worldwide. Bolt are seen as one of the biggest global mobility firms operating in 45 countries and over 500 cities worldwide.
In a bid to entice the capital’s cabbies away from established taxi booking apps like Gett and FREE NOW, Bolt have targeted drivers with low commission rates.
Crucially taxi drivers would receive the full metered price of a taxi journey. Bolt passengers would pay a flat £2 booking fee on top of the metered price, which would then act as the commission paid to Bolt.
Cabbies choosing to sign up and activating a Bolt driver account by 30 April 2023 will also see commission reduced to £0 for every trip completed for six months from launch.
According to a Bolt statement via their blog: “When you register to drive with Bolt, you’ll instantly gain access to the locals and visitors who rely on Bolt to move around cities. You also have the opportunity to drive Bolt’s lucrative corporate clients. And when Bolt Black Cab officially launches, we’ll spread the word to millions of Bolt users, highlighting the benefits of riding in a London taxi.”