UniCredit Leasing Supports New Premium Taxi Company

Thanks to the partnership between UniCredit Leasing, M Car Sofia and a group of investors, a new premium taxi service for the capital – Volt – was launched on 27 March 2024. With its premium BMW 5 Series hybrid vehicles, Volt promises future customers affordable luxury and comfort.

Volt’s initial plans includes launching with over 200 premium hybrid and electric vehicles, with a long-term goal of reaching 400 vehicles. By placing the maximum number of vehicles, the company aims to maintain control over the quality and exclusivity of the service, as well as maximizing the work for its drivers.

The new service was created by Ognyan Popov and Yuliyan Mavrodiev, who define their client as “The Successful Man”, these are the residents and visitors who appreciate a quality service at a good price, as well as corporate clients who want to ensure a comfortable and exclusive ride for their employees and customers. Their strive is to provide passengers a unique experience, not just a taxi service.

Volt drivers are always in uniform and open the door for their customers every time, and as a complimentary to the travelers, there’s always complimentary water, premium magazines and luxury perfumes in the back of the cars. Passengers can customize their ride at the time of booking via Volt’s mobile app, for example requesting a specific radio or specifying a ride in maximum silence and without speaking to the driver, or being greeted in a cabin that is warmer or colder, depending on personal preference. These and many other extras are intended to meet the requirements of a specific audience in the capital, thus the company does not compete with the mass taxi companies already available.

“Volt is our dream come true of what a taxi service in Sofia should be. As tourists to the West, we have always been inspired by the variety of taxi services, including in the premium segment, and we believe that there is a place for this type of service in Sofia. The support from our investors and partners proved to us that we are not the only ones who think so. Volt is already a fact and we are sure that our customers will be impressed and happy that such a service can and already exists in Sofia,” said Ognyan Popov to the guests of the event.

Yulian Mavrodiev added: “When we presented our project to the drivers who are at the heart of our service, they also responded very enthusiastically and positively. This motivated us to continue and implement the project, because people with many years of experience in the industry also stood alongside us and can’t wait to drive their first customers.”

“At UniCredit Leasing, we believe that the key to a successful business is not only in offering financial solutions, but also in creating a true partnership with our customers. What sets us apart is our commitment to our customers and our willingness to support them in their choice for greener mobility and environmental friendliness. We have a leading market share position in the electric vehicle market and believe that our shared vision with partners like Volt and M Carr could make the future of our urban environment better and cleaner. This is why the key message of our Green Leasing – our electric car finance leasing product is ‘Help Sofia to take a breath’,” said Ivan Apostolov, CEO of UniCredit Leasing.

“As an authorised BMW and MINI dealer and workshop, and an authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars service partner, we at M Car Sofia have the privilege of working with exciting, innovative and exclusive cars. At the same time, we share a responsibility to maintain high standards of service and customer satisfaction in every aspect of our business. Our primary goal is to offer our customers professional advice and a complete mobility solution, including the most appropriate vehicle, finance and insurance products, as well as an optimal service package. The established dealer network of our company group, in four main regions of the country, allows us to be always close to customers when needed. The voted trust of our customers and partners, such as Volt and UniCredit Leasing, and the successful joint projects are both recognition and motivation for our professional development,” said Rositsa Mashalova, Sales Director of M Kar Sofia.

Volt has ambitious goals and believes that it will contribute to a positive change in the transport experience of everyone who uses taxi services in the capital.