Zimbabwe welcomes Bolt car-sharing services

The country welcomes the services of Bolt Taxi. Bolt is an Estonian e-taxi company that has launched its services in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: The country welcomes the services of Bolt Taxi. Bolt is an Estonian e-taxi company that has launched its services in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The taxi app company is offering a no-commission incentive for drivers for the first six months of the year 2024, from January to June.

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As per the sources, Zimbabwe is the 12th country where Bolt has entered the African continent. The company has been delivering its services in Southern Africa since 2016.

Reportedly, the taxi service platform ran its pilot operations in Zambia, in the last quarter of the year 2023. Bolt planned to undergo a similar pilot test in Zimbabwe with 300 driver partners.

Moreover, Bolt pledged to extend over €500 million for African market investment at the beginning of the year 2023, which on a global level operates in 45 countries.

logo of Bolt car-sharing services
logo of Bolt car-sharing services

Bolt is a mobility company of Estonia that offers ride-hailing, micro-mobility rental, food and grocery delivery via the Bolt Food application and Car-sharing services.

The headquarters of the company is in Tallinn and operates 500 cities in more than 45 countries in Europe, Africa, Western Asia and Latin America.

Bolt serves more than 150 million customers, and more than 3 million drivers work as employees and courier partners. The car service company is anticipating to complete its plans for an initial public offering in 2025

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The company was established in 2013 as Taxify by a 19-year-old high-school student – Markus Villig. Markus built the prototype of the app while recruiting drivers on a personal level on the streets of Tallinn after receiving a €5000 loan from his family.

At present, Bolt provides rental services for e-scooters as Bolt e-scooters, e-bikes for Bolt e-bikes and a car-sharing service as Bolt Drive.

Other services provided by the Bolt are Self-driving cars and Grocery delivery services.

Bolt Marks is another brand service provided by the company. It includes the word Bolt, the Bolt logo, Bolt Food, Bolt Market, Bolt Drive, and any word, slogan, logo, or other sign that indicates the source or origin of any of the products and services.

Notably, to use Bolt marks and assets, people need written permission from Bolt and must follow these guidelines.