Bolt, the Estonian ride-hailing platform and unicorn formerly known as Taxify, launched its electric scooter rent service in Lithuania’s second-largest city of Kaunas.
The company said in a statement it decided to bring the service to Kaunas after the same service in Vilnius exceeded expectations.
“The scooter-sharing platform in Vilnius has exceeded all our expectations. On the first day of operation in Vilnius already, we received clients’ questions on when the service will be launched in Kaunas,” Andrius Pacevicius, head of Bolt Lithuania, was quoted as saying in the statement.
Bolt is the only scooter-sharing platform in Kaunas. The company had planned to launch it in Kaunas in 2020.
The Kaunas platform launched with 100 scooters. The company plans to monitor customers’ needs and will adapt accordingly.
Bolt launched the service in Vilnius in late July, becoming the second platform in the Lithuanian capital after City Bee.
Bolt, formerly named Taxify, is presently operating in over 30 countries. The company launched its electric scooter rent service in Tallinn, Parnu and Riga in June. Bolt is to also launch a food delivery service in late summer, the service will first be tested in the capital city of Estonia.