The Bolt mobility platform, formerly Taxify, has launched a new "Green" category in Lisbon, allowing its users to opt for a fully electric car service from Monday, December 30. "Creating a sustainable service has always been one of our main concerns and users are increasingly looking for a greener offer," said David Ferreira da Silva, head of the company in Portugal, quoted in a statement. "Therefore, in line with our 'Green Plan' and carbon offsetting goal for all European travel, we have decided to launch a new category where convenience and sustainability are at the forefront."
The company said in a statement that this new "Green" category has an initial fare of 2.5 euros, as well as a value of nine cents per minute and 59 cents per kilometer. To use this category, simply choose the Bolt Green option that is available on the App before starting a trip.
With this new addition, the Bolt application will now have four different categories available: the basic, the XL with six-seater cars, the accessibility category for people with reduced mobility, and the Green category.
The Estonian-created mobility platform operates in more than 35 countries worldwide and leads the service in customer numbers across the European and African continents, rivaling other platforms such as Uber or Kapten.