Bolt has officially joined forces with energy company Shell. Drivers who drive in front of the taxi platform can therefore charge their electric vehicles at a favorable rate at one of the Shell Recharge charging points in the Netherlands. The partnership is the next step for Bolt in the mission to have all drivers in 200 drive completely emission-free.
County manager Lars Speekenbrink stated in an earlier interview with TaxiPro that the company is negotiating with major parties about collaborations to reduce the costs of electric driving for drivers. So the collaboration with Shell is now complete. This allows Bolt drivers to quickly charge their vehicles at favorable prices, which stimulates electric driving.
Speekenbrink is enthusiastic about the collaboration. “More and more large cities want to establish mobility hubs outside the ring road with more space for electric vehicles. Due to the collaboration with Shell, there is now more and more reason for passenger transport to opt for an emission-free alternative. The national coverage of fast chargers ensures that drivers can continue quickly. A great step towards our long-term goal of emission-free driving in 200.“
Inside twenty minutes back on the road The network of Shell charging points now has more than 200 fast chargers. The 200 kW fast chargers ensure that drivers are back on the road within twenty minutes. Due to the national coverage, there is always a charging point nearby. “The electrification of business transport is accelerating”, says Aysun Akik, General Manager Shell Fleet Solutions Europe. “With our range of mobility solutions, we work together with our customers to achieve both short and long-term emission targets. We are therefore pleased that together with Bolt we can contribute to a step towards making the taxi industry more sustainable.”
Bolt prioritizes and supports emission-free driving not only among drivers, but also among users . For example, in the app you can opt for an electric ride and people can be taken to their destination completely electric. There are currently five hundred electric vehicles available in Bolt’s network.
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