Bolt launches Bolt Drive car rental service in Estonia

  • 2021-05-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – European mobility platform Bolt on Tuesday launched its car-sharing service, Bolt Drive, which allows customers to rent a car for short periods of time using the Bolt app.

The new service was launched in Tallinn. Bolt is planning to invest over 20 million euros in launching Bolt Drive in Europe this year.

Bolt Drive is a free-floating car-sharing service, allowing customers to see the vehicles nearest to them on a map and book a car using the Bolt app. They can start the ride by unlocking a car with a mobile phone and finish it anywhere in the city, within an area indicated in the app. Users do not have to pay for parking or fuel.

The cost of the ride depends on the car used by the client, the length of the time period during which the car is used, and the distance driven. Prices start from seven cents per minute and 15 cents per kilometer. There is also a maximum per-hour and per-day charge for all cars.

Customers who rent a Toyota Yaris for 15 minutes and drive five kilometers have to pay 1.80 euros. Renting the same car for the whole day will cost 14.90 euros plus the per-kilometer charge.

The Bolt Drive fleet consists of over 300 vehicles, including passenger cars of different size and vans. 

A driver who wants to use Bolt Drive must be at least 20 years old, have a category B driver's license and at least 12 months of driving experience.