Updated: Apr 27
Bolt have officially launched their ‘Bolt Black Cab’ option today which allows app users to book a London taxi for the first time on their platform.
Onboarding for the ‘Bolt Black Cab’ offering began back in March, 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.
Black Cab rides on Bolt are priced based on the fares set by regulator Transport for London. An estimated fare will be shown in the Bolt app and the final price paid will be in accordance with the taximeter.
A £2 online booking fee will also be added to passenger trip fares.
To celebrate the launch, Bolt have offered 15% off the user's first trip.
It is unknown at this stage just how many taxi drivers have signed up to the app to offer their services to Bolt customers.
Josh Ryan, Bolt’s country manager for UK rides, said: “We’re really excited to be creating this category in London, linking drivers into a much bigger passenger pool and offering passengers more choice.“
“We have lots of experience of operating traditional taxi markets so we hope to be able to create a vibrant, mutually beneficial service that offers Londoners another way around in advance of the king’s coronation and warmer months.”