Bolt Mobility launches e-scooters with swappable batteries

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Bolt Mobility launched a personal electric scooters featuring swappable batteries and a pre-trip braking preview. Screenshot: Bolt Mobility

Bolt Mobility launched a personal electric scooters featuring swappable batteries and a pre-trip braking preview. Screenshot: Bolt Mobility

Bolt Mobility announced its national launch of a personal electric scooters featuring swappable batteries and a pre-trip braking preview.

In addition to swappable batteries, the designs feature charging stations for the swappable batteries, space for shopping bags, purses and backpacks, phone chargers in a safe, non-distracting location, drink and coffee cup holders. Parallel foot pads enable safer transportation by allowing riders to ride with their feet firmly planted on each side of the e-scooter and enjoy a lower center of gravity for safer, more comfortable rides, according to the company.

Parallel foot pads enable safer transportation by allowing riders to ride with their feet firmly planted on each side of Bolt Mobility’s e-scooter. Photo: Bolt Mobility

Parallel foot pads enable safer transportation by allowing riders to ride with their feet firmly planted on each side of Bolt Mobility's e-scooter. Photo: Bolt Mobility

Currently, Bolt Mobility has fleets of personal electric scooters on the streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Arlington, Virginia; and Alexandria, Virginia. In those markets, there have been tens of thousands of unique riders in the last four months alone. There are plans for extensive expansion of the Bolt footprint across the country, including Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, and Los Angeles.

Bolt recently employed a feature that requires riders to locate, operate, and become acquainted with the braking system before starting a ride. This feature is the first-of-its-kind in the industry, according to the company.

Additional Bolt e-scooter safety measures include:

  • Aluminum frames
  • Duel brakes
  • Bright LED front and rear lights
  • Large 10-inch wheels made for urban environments
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Exclusive foot pads that allow a rider to have both feet facing forward creating greater balance and control.

Additionally, Bolt Mobility employs a 24/7 customer support service to address feedback from riders and make sure e-scooters are used and parked in a way that supports the communities it operates in. Bolt also has full-time employees who monitor operations — not contractors — setting a new industry standard.