Sun, 11 Apr 2021

DUBLIN, Ireland: Transport company Bolt hopes to provide 10,000 rental e-scooters to Ireland.

Additionally, 130 new jobs would be created by Bolt in Ireland, the company said, including support for charging, maintaining and distributing the scooters.

Bolt, however, is offering more in Ireland than just scooters. It introduced its taxi hailing app in Ireland last December. New Bolt products will allow Irish customers to choose between renting a car, an e-scooter or an e-bike.

Bolt operates in more than 40 countries.

Competitors to Bolt include Bleeper, Zipp Mobility, Zeus Scooters and Dott.

The Bolt Four e-scooter has a maximum speed of 25kph, a 40km battery range and a five-year lifespan.

Other features include a low centre of gravity, as well as in-built audio guidance, dual mechanical and electronic brakes, and sensors to detect and automatically report accidents or falls.

"Integration with the wider public transport systems would only increase the value-add to the public, who can mix between cars, micromobility, rail and bus in one app," said Luke Mackey, Ireland country manager for Bolt, as reported by siliconrepublic.com.

"In the future, journeys can begin from the multi-modal Bolt app. Some trips make more sense on an e-scooter, some in a taxi. Bolt can combine them all, and you don't have to use multiple apps for each service and type of vehicle. Once a person enters their destination in our app, we'll recommend different ways to get there based on time, price or weather," said Mackey.

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