NEWSTaxify modifications Identify To BoltBellaNaija.comPublished 10 hours in the past on March 7, 2019By BellaNaija.com
Taxify, the main European on-demand transportation platform, is altering its identify to Bolt and introducing a brand new emblem. The replace brings the model id according to the corporate’s broader imaginative and prescient of transportation that has already expanded from ride-hailing, with automobiles and motorbikes, to scooter sharing.
Talking on why the corporate selected to make the change, Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder, Bolt stated, “Taxify launched 5 years in the past with a mission to make city transportation extra handy and reasonably priced. Our first product was a taxi dispatch resolution that gave the corporate its unique identify.”
The Estonian-born tech firm has advanced in leaps and bounds since its inception to now serve 25 million prospects in over 30 international locations globally, making it a pacesetter in Europe and Africa. It was additionally the primary firm to carry ride-hailing and scooter sharing collectively in a single single app and is at present engaged on increasing the scooter sharing service throughout a lot of European cities.
“Whereas we’ve made progress on our mission, we’ve additionally began to outgrow components of our model, together with the identify. Given our ambition to resolve transportation issues on an more and more broader scale, we would like the model to replicate the corporate’s future fairly than the previous. Our new identify ‘Bolt’ stands for quick, easy motion – precisely what the expertise of getting round in a metropolis needs to be, be it by automotive, scooter or public transport. It additionally underscores our perception that the way forward for transportation can be electrical”, Regional Supervisor for West Africa at Bolt, Uche Okafor, defined.
The brand new model can be regularly rolled out throughout Bolt’s world markets over the next weeks. Bolt customers won’t must take any motion because the app will replace robotically.