New car-booking service to rival Uber launched in Milton Keynes today

A new vehicle booking app is available in Milton Keynes to rival Uber.

By James Lowson
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 10:57 am

Bolt, a European ride-hailing service, is now live in Milton Keynes starting today (March 30). The company claims it only trails Uber for popularity in London.

The service claims to offer an affordable mode of transport, whilst also having a long-term plan to help build a greener transport network.

Sam Raciti, general manager - UK at Bolt, said: “We know people in Milton Keynes are desperate to enjoy their city again, to see loved ones and to support the economy. As lockdown lifts, we’re so excited to bring Bolt to Milton Keynes.

Bolt is expanding to offer an alternative to Uber in Milton Keynes starting on April 12

"With a history in tech and innovation dating back to Turing’s code breaking and innovators such as Red Bull and Santander investing in its future, Milton Keynes is a natural home for Bolt’s safe, easy and affordable approach to transport.”

A spokesperson for Bolt added: "Bolt is the fastest growing mobility platform in the world, with over 50 million users globally. With restrictions lifting on non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality in the next fortnight, Bolt will offer an alternative, carbon neutral way of getting around Milton Keynes."

In total, Bolt, is currently operational in 40 countries across Europe and Africa. As part of its UK expansion the app will be available in Peterborough as well as Milton Keynes.