Taxify, a popular commercial ride-hailing service firm, has changed its name to ‘Bolt,’ the Estonian company announced on Thursday.
According to a statement by the company’s CEO, Markus Villig, the commercial ride outfit has updated its apps and various listings in app stores to its new name ‘Bolt’, accordingly.
“Since our launch five years ago, Taxify has grown to be more than a taxi app. Now millions of people over the world are using us to move around,” the statement read.
”Be it in a car, on a motor or riding an electric scooter. It’s time for our name to reflect our mission of building the best way to move in cities.
“We are changing our name and logo, but the app with great prices and fast arrival times will stay just as good as ever.”
Concise News understands that the new brand would be gradually rolled out across global markets over the following weeks and users would not need to take any action because the app would update automatically.
The company, founded in Tallinn, Estonia in 2013 by Villig, started operations in Lagos, Nigeria, in November 2016.
It has since stretched its operations to 30 countries and 50 cities in Europe, Africa, West Asia, North America and Australia.