Bolt, a taxi-hailing firm across Europe and Africa, is expanding into Tanzania to cover more cities in its pan-African expansion move.
Already available in Dar Es Salaam and Dodoma, Bolt is expanding to Arusha and Zanzibar in the next three weeks and aims to expand to three more towns in Tanzania, a country with more than 55 million people.
According to Remmy Eseka, the Bolt Country Manager in Tanzania, Bolt aims to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable for more people and create jobs for more others.
“After Dar es Salaam and Dodoma cities, it was natural that Bolt would gradually expand across the country. We now intend to build new communities in Arusha and Zanzibar as we continue to gain the trust of the Tanzanian people,” he said.
Bolt has already signed drivers up to the platform in Arusha and Zanzibar and drivers using the platform can choose how many hours they drive and they can work in whichever areas they want to. Bolt charges 20 percent for drivers to use the platform in the country.
Drivers’ cars must be a 2000 vehicle model or newer. The car has to be four-door (Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. This means that everyone hailing a ride through Bolt can be confident that they will get to their destination safely and comfortably.
Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, is the leading European transportation platform that’s focused on making urban travel easier, quicker and more reliable.
Founded by Markus Villig, Bolt launched in 2013. It’s one of the fastest-growing transportation platforms in Europe and Africa with investors including Daimler, Didi Chuxing, Korelya Capital and TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus.
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