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Bolt opens DRIVER HUB in Birmingham

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Ride-hailing firm, Bolt, has announced the opening of its second permanent driver hub. The company says the site, located on Gas Street, will support the rapid growth of the Bolt platform in Birmingham since its launch in June 2021.

Since its launch, Bolt says it has become a fixture with Birmingham drivers and experienced rapid growth in demand, with completed journeys growing 20% between November and December.

The company said it has a long term commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the private hire sector, offering 100% carbon-neutral rides in Europe, consequently supporting the city with its ongoing mission to improve its air quality following the introduction of the Clean Air Zone.

Bolt’s new hub will accommodate a driver check-in and waiting area, eight onboarding desks, and social features to help get drivers signed up with Bolt, including a kitchen, lounge area, large boardroom and locker storage for the team. Bolt is anticipating up to 50 drivers per day will visit the new hub.

Sam Raciti, Regional Manager, Western Europe at Bolt, said: “After the success of our first driver hub in London, our second hub highlights our commitment towards the city of Birmingham and our drivers in the region. The hub is available to all existing drivers with any queries and to onboard new drivers onto the platform. Our ride-hailing business has now expanded to 16 cities and 4m customers in the UK, with further expansions planned nationwide this year.”

2021 saw Bolt continue its rapid nationwide expansion across the UK, which marked its arrival in 16 UK cities including Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton and Nottingham. Bolt also recently announced its €628 million funding round to accelerate the transition from owned cars to shared mobility across the globe, and is now operational in 45 countries and over 400 cities with 100 million customers.


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