Bolt has launched a new partnership with corporate travel technology specialist HQ that will allow business customers to pre-book Bolt cars when travelling between the US and Europe.
Jeff LaFave, managing director of HQ, said: “Our clients’ employees travel significantly between the US, Europe, and the UK. Being able to provide reliable rides where they are needed is a critical offering for our clients.”
HQ describes itself as an end-to-end enterprise solution for corporate mobility. The venture with Bolt is targeted at offering ride-hailing services to Fortune 500 clients across Europe. Bolt’s services have been integrated into the HQ SummitGround platform that also hosts other mobility options such as private black cars, taxis and chauffeur cars.
According to Bolt’s internal estimates, companies can spend up to 20 minutes per employee monthly on paper receipt processing and expenses. Using integrated mobility services can lead to significant cost and time saving with clients saving an average of between 15-20%, according to HQ.
Customers can now manage all Bolt Business rides and reservations alongside other HQ existing suppliers from one central platform for ride booking, employee ride history, supplier billing and payment.
Nicholas Powell, VP of Bolt Business, said: “We’ve registered a five-fold increase of our business and are looking to continue this growth pace moving forward. Establishing partnerships with players such as HQ represents a core ingredient of that growth and we are looking forward to working with them in order to save businesses time and money in travel expenses.”