Just like Uber and the other ride-sharing companies during the lockdown, Bolt is trying to find new ways to bring revenue while everybody is stuck indoors or avoiding social contact.
The Bolt e-bikes will show up in Paris, where the only other competition is Vélib’, a public service.
There, Bolt users will find the e-bikes in the regular Bolt app – they can scan the QR code to unlock a nearby bike.
The initial deal is also extremely affordable. The Bold e-bikes will not ave an unlock fee and will cost €0.10 per minute.
In comparison, Vélib’ offers e-bikes for either €2 for a 30-minute ride or €8.30 per month for unlimited rides.
However, with the rise in demand for e-bikes and other transportation methods that pose a smaller risk of coronavirus exposure, Bolt e-bikes could find success.
If they do, expect to see them showing up in other European countries.