The future of the VTC in Barcelona is uncertain. Bolt doesn’t care and already offers them next to the taxis

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Bolt also dares with Barcelona. And it does so including its VTC services. After landing in Madrid, where the application of multimodal mobility also operates with scooters and bicycles, Bolt expands its services in Barcelona.


“The launch of our VTCs and Taxis services in Barcelona is very important for us. We are very proud to be the first company to offer both services in Barcelona and we do so backed by the experience we already have in Spain and in more than 45 countries worldwide”, says Daniel José Georges, Director for VTCs and Taxis at Bolt, in the ad.

Until now, Bolt already operated offering electric bicycles in the city but now will add taxis and VTC to its fleet of vehicles that users in Barcelona can choose from. The movement comes at a time of uncertainty, since the VTCs are only guaranteed keep working in Madrid.

In a time of uncertainty

The appearance of Bolt with a VTC service in Barcelona comes at a time of uncertainty for this type of service in Barcelona. We are talking about the Catalan capital, but it is a photograph that can be extended to any Spanish autonomous community except Madrid.

The problem dates back several years and has resulted in Bolt being the only company that currently offers taxis and VTCs in its offer. Uber and Cabify had to leave to finally return. The first uses taxisthe second does use VTC licensed vehicles for your journeys. The advantage, in this case, is that Bolt will have a much higher number of vehicles available in its application.

Right now, the future of VTCs in our country is up in the air. In 2018, the Generalitat put major impediments to your activity, such as reserving the journey at least 15 minutes in advance. Justice overturned this measure and, finally, the Government ended up acting for all of Spain with the so-called “Abalos Decree”.

In that time interval, Uber and Cabify left Spain and returned, but only the latter has chosen to continue using VTC licenses in Barcelona. State regulation requires that the autonomous communities expand, maintain or restrict the number of licenses before the end of the year. case where only Madrid has positioned itselfwith approval for 9,000 vehicles of this type can circulate in the region.

What does VTC mean and what are the differences with taxis

The last movement has been represented by the two employers’ associations that represent the VTCs, who ask Brussels to act to guarantee its operation In our country. At the moment, there are a few months left to find out if the VTCs will continue to have the possibility of working in our country and in which regions.

Bolt also dares with Barcelona. And it does so including its VTC services. After landing in Madrid, where the application…

Bolt also dares with Barcelona. And it does so including its VTC services. After landing in Madrid, where the application…

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