Taxi firm Bolt outlines the next stage of its green plan which will see the firm implement a zero emissions strategy.
The company is committing £250,000 to improve EV infrastructure in London and have also announced a partnership with car supplier Splend and charging provider Ubitricity.
Bolt undertook research about its drivers and discovered that only 42% were “confident” of switching to an EV – but 81% were “seriously considering” an EV as their next vehicle.
The firm decided to partner with PCO car hire company Splend to offer EV packages for a reduced deposit – including insurance, servicing and maintenance. It hopes through the move to transition 500 drivers to EVs in the first half of 2021.
It is also working with charging provider Ubitricity to ensure drivers can access the public charging network, and also work with councils to ensure that new points are quickly installed.
The company will also extend the research – with councils and policymakers – to identify the role the ride-hailing industry can play in accelerating zero emission travel.