June 11, 2019
This one is a bit emotional for us. 2 years ago we had a big dream and now it’s come to life. Hard work really does pay off, Bolt is live in London 🎉.
London is more than just a city. It’s a symbol of a cosmopolitan way of life, a life full of choices and opportunities. We believe that the drivers in London deserve to have a choice of higher earnings while the passengers deserve a smarter way to move around the city.
As of June 11 2019, Bolt is live in London.
Drivers are the heart of Bolt and we always make sure to provide them fair earnings in every city we go to.
Bolt drivers pay only 15% commission on completed trips. That is up to 50% less than what’s taken by competing platforms. Looking at the bigger picture, it increases the earnings by 10% in the long run.
Also, Bolt will add £1 to any journey that starts, end or passes through the ultra-low emission zone 24/7 to help cover the cost of the congestion charge. The £1 will be passed directly to the driver.
If drivers are the heart, then passengers are the soul of Bolt.
Convenient and affordable urban transportation should be affordable for everyone. This is why with Bolt, each passenger will save on average 5-10% on each trip. Bolt’s lower prices = more £££ in your pocket.
When it comes to safety, there are no cutting corners.
One very visible and actionable contribution to our driver’s and passengers’ safety is the in-app SOS-button. If pressed, it notifies the Emergency Services directly, and the help will be on its way.
Also, all the drivers on Bolt’s platform have received training, ensuring that you’ll get the top-level service.
In case of questions, you can contact our customer service team 24/7 via the Bolt app.
To celebrate Bolt’s launch, the first 10 trips will be -50% for all the Bolters in London. The discount amount can be up to £7 per trip. The discount period ends on 30 June 2019.