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Ride-hail firm Bolt launches in Leicester as battle with Uber continues

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Bolt, one of the UK’s largest ride-hailing apps, has arrived in Leicester, as it continues to compete against other similar service providers such as Uber.

Bolt says it is eyeing a long-term plan to help build a “greener transport network” as the city commits to sustainability - with plans to build the UK’s first carbon-neutral bus station.

The company claims to be the fastest growing mobility platform in the world, with over 50 million users globally. With restrictions lifting on non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality, Bolt says it will offer a carbon neutral way of getting around Leicester.

This launch comes as part of Bolt’s UK expansion plan, with the service set to arrive in more cities across the country in the coming months.

Sam Raciti, General Manager - UK at Bolt, said: “We know people in Leicester are desperate to enjoy their city again, to see loved ones and to support the economy. As lockdown lifts, we’re so excited to bring Bolt to Leicester. With the city working hard on its sustainability, having recently received a £25m boost for carbon reduction programme, Leicester is a natural home for Bolt’s safe, easy and affordable approach to transport.”


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