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Bolt becomes Brussels' newest e-scooter provider

10:26 21/06/2021

Joining the already existing half-a-dozen shared electric scooter companies operating in Brussels, new arrival Bolt has announced that it will deploy 1,100 shared electric scooters throughout the region.

This is the Estonian company’s first step into the Belgian market and deployment in three to five additional cities across the country is expected to follow by the end of the summer.

The mobile application includes a beginner mode for users new to shared scooters, which reduces the maximum speed as well as the rate of acceleration of the vehicle to lower the risk of accidents. Bolt has also created a feature that can signal if a scooter is not parked properly.

Bolt is already present with its green scooters, 100% recharged with green energy and whose materials are 100% recyclable, in more than 100 European cities.

It intends to deploy in 50 more cities by the end of summer. Currently it operates in over 200 cities in 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Western Asia and Latin America.

The company, formerly called Taxify, defines itself as a leader micro-mobility in Europe. In certain markets it is not limited to scooters but also offers vehicles for hire, car-sharing and food delivery.

Bolt joins other four-letter-named scooter providers in the Belgian capital including Lime, Dott, Pony, Circ and Bird.

 

Written by Richard Harris