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The Estonian company Bolt is the youngest provider of rentable e-scooters in the Berlin.

Since May 2021, almost 2000 of the green Bolt e-scooters have been available for rent on a sharing basis.


To use Bolt's e-scooters, you need to download the free Bolt app. After registering and providing payment information, the ride can begin.

Rental Process and Pricing

With the help of the Bolt app, available scooters can be located in the neighborhood. Unlocking also works via the app by scanning the QR code on the scooter. The rental fee for a scooters is five cents per minute. There is no extra charge for unlocking.

Area of Use and Return

Most of Bolt's e-scooters are available for hire in Berlin's city center, but some scooterscan also be found in suburban districts such as Berlin-Spandau. After arriving at the desired destination, users arerequired to take a photo of their parked e-scooter and upload it to the Bolt app in order to ensure proper parking. Scooters may only be parked inside the designated area of operation, otherwise a penalty fee will be charged.

Important Note: No Electric Scooters on Sidewalks

It is forbidden to drive electric scooters on sidewalks and in pedestrian zones. Violations may result in a fine. Do not park your scooter in the middle of sidewalks or in driveways. Scooters may not be parked on pavements or in driveways, but must be parked in public or collective parking spaces.

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Last edited: 20 June 2023