Bolt adds e-bikes, tuk-tuks to fleet of food delivery vehicles in Kenya

by | Jun 8, 2021

Door-to-door food delivery platform, Bolt Foods, has added electronic bikes and tuk-tuks to its Kenyan fleet. This is to reduce its ecological footprint, tackle the issue of the constant fluctuation in fuel prices, and stabilise the growth of drivers’ earnings.

Deliveries in Kenya will now be made using the newly introduced bikes and tuk-tuks. Currently, It is only available for food delivery, although the company is looking to expand the use of these EVs to its ride-hailing services.

In Kenya, tuk-tuk is the colloquial name for tricycles which are commonly used for commuting in several African countries. 

Previously known as Taxify, the company launched Bolt Foods in August 2019. Users can use the app to place orders for food to a variety of restaurants and have it delivered.

In Africa, Bolt Foods is only available in SouthAfrica, Ghana, and Kenya. The latter is the first African market where their EVs for food delivery will be launched.

Per Techish, Bolt was the first to introduce electric bike-sharing services in Europe, with e-vehicles like bikes and scooters available for order on a single app.

The presence of EV companies like Nigerian-based automobile manufacturer, Jet; renewable energy transportation company, Siltech; and Kenyan-based Arc Rides are a testament to the African market’s steady strides in meeting the demand for eco-friendly vehicles. 

Joy Matthew
Joy Matthew

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