Bolt - one of the UK’s largest ride-hailing apps with 3.5 million riders across the country and 75 million users globally - has launched in Bristol as it continues its UK-wide roll-out, now reaching the South West of England.
Bolt is one of the fastest growing mobility platforms in the world, and says Bristol, as a city with a unique local culture, vibrant nightlife and a host of entertainment venues, is the perfect place to offer an alternative to car ownership.
With its rapid nationwide expansion, Bolt say it is committed to supporting the local communities it operates within, and as part of its launch in Bristol, the ride-hailing app hopes to complement the existing transport network.
A spokesperson for the company has said: “Bolt’s service offers shorter wait times and more affordable rates than its competitors as well as favourable commission rates, meaning greater earning potential for drivers compared to other ride-hailing services. Bolt rides in Europe are also 100% carbon neutral as part of Bolt’s Green Plan, a long-term commitment to reduce the ecological footprint of the company.”
Sam Raciti, Bolt’s UK General Manager, said: “Our arrival to the South West of England has been long awaited and what better place to start than Brizzle itself. We’re hugely excited to be launching in the city to make sure this vibrant community can connect with the people and places they love. Bristol is renowned for its fantastic culture and we can’t wait to help local residents, students and more make the most of the variety of great sport, music, food and sightseeing on their doorstep.”
Following its recent launches in Newcastle, Portsmouth and Cambridge, Bolt’s latest expansion in the South West extends the reach of the ride-hailing app, which now has a presence in 12 cities across the UK.