May 06, 2020
What’s green, has two wheels and is light, durable and super-easy to use? You probably guessed where this was going from the headline… It’s the new custom-built scooter model from Bolt, of course! Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Efficiency is one of the core values in Bolt’s everyday working life. This value has enabled us to bring fast, affordable and reliable urban transportation to millions of people all over the world.
Bolt was the first transportation platform to integrate scooter sharing and ride-hailing in the same app. By doing so, we officially moved into the micro-mobility game. 2 years on, we felt that it was the right time to channel our most efficient efforts into hardware operations as well.
…and so, Bolt’s first custom-built scooter is born!
Designed and engineered focusing on modularity, Bolt’s new scooter is the most easy-to-repair scooter on the market right now. Thanks to the innovative modular design and engineering, most broken scooters can be restored and put back onto the streets, instead of simply disposing of them.
This recyclability brings two wins:
Here are some tech specs:
Additionally, the modular, yet extremely sturdy design — coupled with fewer moving parts — allows for superior repairability and a calculated lifetime of 36 months, and significantly lower use of plastic compared to competing models. The scooter’s reduced weight also means it operates with a meaningfully smaller carbon footprint.
At the time of writing, you can rent a Bolt scooter in Portugal, Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia. The new model is already available to riders in Faro, Warsaw, Krakow, and Bratislava. Just so you know, we’re planning to launch scooter services in 45 more cities this season. Download the app now, so you don’t miss out!
P.S. In times such as these, micro-mobility is one of the safest means of essential urban travel. Stay healthy!