After the scooters, Bolt launches in the delivery of meals at home

The platform of the scooter rental self-service electric Bolt announced on Wednesday the launch of a meal delivery service at home, which is expected to be depl

After the scooters, Bolt launches in the delivery of meals at home

The platform of the scooter rental self-service electric Bolt announced on Wednesday the launch of a meal delivery service at home, which is expected to be deployed in Europe during 2020.

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"Bolt " Food" is currently being tested in Tallinn, Estonia, where the headquarters of the group is installed, before being gradually extended in Latvia, Lithuania and in South Africa by the end of 2019. A presence in Europe and Africa is scheduled for 2020. On the model of other operators, the application offers users to deliver the dishes of the restaurants nearest to them.

"More than 25 million people in the world regularly use the Bolt, and the delivery of meals knows a growing success," says Jevgeni Kabanov, head of product Bolt Food, quoted in a press release. The group, which claims to be the first european platform of transport demand, hopes to transform its pool of users of scooters electric a loyal customer base of consumers of meals at home.

"The entry of the Bolt in the sector of the delivery of meals is testimony to the commitment of the company to become a global platform of mobility by offering customers a diverse range of services and complementary," says the press release.

increased competition on the market of scooters electric

because of the increased competition on the market of scooters as a free service, the group sees its revenue risk and therefore seeks to diversify its activities. Last July, the platform had decided to withdraw "temporarily" its scooters arrived in Paris in September 2018. "A profusion of actors", too many scooters as compared to their rate of use, as well as "high maintenance costs" have motivated this withdrawal, had indicated to the AFP a spokesperson of the company.

Up to 12 platforms were deployed in the streets of the capital, but six of them have been abandoned or have temporarily suspended their service in June. The town hall also provides for a tender in order to retain only three.

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Updated Date: 22 August 2019, 00:00

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