Bolt Kenya has today announced the introduction of a new ride category to its platform. The new category is dubbed “Bolt Green”, and the company says it is an eco-friendly move as it aims to reduces 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.
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 says it 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.
The company also says the new Bolt Green category forms part of the company’s global environmental strategy called the ‘Green Plan’ that’s 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.
“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,” the Bolt Country Manager said.
“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. “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.”