Movement is one of the fundamental characteristics of human beings and mobility entails moving from one point to another with or without aid.
People want to get where they are going on time and without stress hence the innovations and startup building around mobility. Various ride-hailing and ride-sharing startups have emerged over time.
In Nigeria, various startups emerged around mobility that used motorcycles for their business, however, the sudden ban of the motorcycle by the Nigerian government saw to the end of these startups.
This brought disruption to the emerging mobility startup ecosystem. Now the surviving mobility startups in Nigeria are those that use cars to facilitate movement.
The top four mobility startups in Nigeria in no particular order are:
This mobility startup, though not founded in Nigeria, actively operates in some cities in Nigeria. Abuja, Lagos, Owerri, Abeokuta, Benin City, Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Uyo.
Bolt is one of the leading mobility startups in Africa and beyond. Bolt has mobile apps that are used to request rides in quick easy steps. The Bolt app works on both android and iOS devices.
Bolt also offers its drivers the opportunity to register more than one vehicle as a fleet owner. Once the driver and vehicle registration are verified, they can be onboarded.
This mobility startup operates as a car-hailing and bus-sharing platform. Plentywaka caters mostly for out-of-city travels.
Plentywaka partners with transportation companies in Nigeria and then when someone books a traveling ticket through their app, they reserve a seat for them in the bus.
This is one of the mobility startups in Nigeria that detects your location once you request a ride and alerts their driver closest to you to pick you up and take you to the new destination.
Pickmeup has an integrated Ride Later option on their platform where you can book rides way ahead of time. This unique feature of pickmeup sometimes makes it the go-to platform for business people.
Pickmeup ride options are flexible, it also allows their clients to pay with cash for their rides as well allows someone to add multiple card options to pay from.
This is another global mobility startup that operates in Nigeria. Uber rides can be booked at any time of the day without hitches.
Uber app uses GPS to direct the drivers until they get to the intended location and also alerts you to the shorter route that will take you to the location.
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