Taxi services-Bolt has introduced a new ride category on its platform dubbed Bolt Green to offer eco-friendly rides as the company moves towards reducing its ecological footprint.
The platform will have hybrid and electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions and encourage a green economy.
It will attract similar rates as the Bolt Base category, with a minimum fare of Sh 300.
Passengers will be able to choose the new ride-type when they order a car in the Bolt app at no extra cost.
“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,” Country manager Ola Akinnusi 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.”
The new introduction is currently only in Nairobi but plans to expand it to other urban centers are already underway. The company plans to make Bolt Green available in 16 urban areas where it’s already in operation.
“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,” Akinnusi said.