New transport app Bolt promises cheaper rides in Chiang Mai
Bolt, an on-demand transportation platform in Europe and Africa, on Monday announced its pilot service in Chiang Mai, with more than 500 drivers ready to start accepting rides.
Bolt enters Chiang Mai on the heels of its debut in Bangkok earlier this year.
“At Bolt, we’re on a mission to make urban transport more affordable and convenient,” said the firm’s regional manager, Ireoluwa Obatoki. “We’ve seen an amazing success of Bolt app in Bangkok, where people have completed thousands of rides on our platform since our launch in July. We are now excited to bring equally affordable rides and great driver earnings to Chiang Mai”.
The firm describes Bolt as a free mobile app that allows passengers to request a driver, collect them wherever they are and take them where they want to go in a quick, reliable and affordable way. Drivers registered to the platform can earn money by accepting rides through the application.
Bolt in Chiang Mai said it will charge drivers no commission for using the platform for the first six months, and offers fares 20 per cent lower than other competitors on the market.
The free Bolt app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Drivers with their own car can join Bolt platform by registering at partners.bolt.eu/driver-signup or through the Bolt Driver app.
Bolt has more than 50 million users in over 40 countries across Europe and Africa. Its services range from ride-hailing to micromobility with e-scooters and electric bikes to food and package delivery.