Ride hailing company, Bolt, has announced the pilot of its service in Harare, Zimbabwe. The company has launched in the country with more than 300 drivers ready to start accepting and offering mobility services.
This makes Zimbabwe the third country that Bolt has presence in Southern Africa. Bolt’s entry into Zimbabwe marks its Southern African expansion, following its recent pilot in Zambia and successful operations in South Africa.
Offering ride-hailing for both individual and Bolt Business for corporate needs, Bolt’s foray into Zimbabwe underscores its commitment to advancing mobility in the region.
Speaking on this Southern Africa expansion, Laurent Koerge, the Head of Expansion at Bolt, said that the company’s goal is not only to offer drivers high revenue but also ensure a high demand due to competitive prices.
“Accordingly, our commission is significantly lower than that of our competitors. As a result, our drivers earn more and the service fees are attractive. We have been committed to profitable and fairness towards our drivers from the very beginning, because we firmly believe that happy drivers lead to happy customers,” Koerge noted.
Bolt is a free mobile application that connects drivers and customers and allows customers to request a driver to pick them wherever they are and take them where they want to. Drivers registered to the platform can earn money by accepting hire services through the application.
To become a partner Bolt driver, a person has to have a car or motorbike and all necessary licences required by the local regulations.
The company has been built around offering the lowest commissions for drivers and the lowest ride prices for customers. For a minimum of 6 months, Bolt in Harare commits to charging drivers no commission for using the platform.