The world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, BlaBlaCar, connects drivers with people who need to travel so they can share the journey and split the cost.
The BlaBlaCar website and mobile app allows drivers to publish a planned journey. Others can then search for journeys and request to become a passenger, for a fraction of the price it would have cost them to go in their own cars or on public transport. With over 40 million members across 22 countries, BlaBlaCar has scaled fast.
Experienced based ratings of drivers and passengers, insurance and ‘ladies only’ options have helped to create a trust-based community for BlaBlaCar, helping to turn empty passenger seats into petrol savings and new social connections.
Why you should care
Every year, the BlaBlaCar platform enables almost 50 million people to share car journeys, saving 500,000 tons of oil equivalent, thus increasing the efficiency of road transport, decreasing congestion and reducing CO2 emissions.