Bolt, the leading on-demand transportation platform in Africa, has introduced a new ride category on its platform dubbed Bolt Green which offers eco-friendly rides as the company moves towards reducing its ecological footprint.
The category will have hybrid and electric cars to reduce emissions during trips taken on the Bolt platform thus offering greener transport options. It will attract similar rates as the Bolt Base category, with a minimum fare of KES 300.
“We continue to scale up our operations for the benefit of our customers and the communities in which we operate. Having electric and hybrid vehicles on our platform is a step towards ensuring environmentally conscious ways for people to move around in the city and reduce our ecological footprint,” said Ola Akinnusi, Country Manager at Bolt.
“The new category also aims at expanding Bolts ride options thereby creating more economic opportunities for drivers and providing passengers with more options to choose from,” he added.
Bolt Green is currently available to Bolt customers in Nairobi with plans to expand to more cities soon. Passengers will be able to choose the new ride-type when they order a car in the Bolt app at no extra cost.
Other Bolt services will still be available to customers at the same affordable rates across the sixteen urban centers where Bolt currently operates. The company offers the widest array of ride-hailing options at the most affordable prices in the market and continues to have steady growth in operations driven by the demand for its quality services.
“Our core business is to provide reliable, safe and affordable transportation services to everyone and we are excited to make travel easier and smarter across the country. We are humbled to offer Kenyans more choices to move smartly in cities,” said Mr. Akinnusi.
Bolt Green forms part of the company’s global environmental strategy called ‘Green Plan’ meant to reduce its environmental footprint through carbon offsetting and by bringing scooters, electric cars and other environmentally friendly transport options for people to move in cities.