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BlaBlaCar at a Glance

BlaBlaCar is a trusted community marketplace that connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride. Over 2 million people use BlaBlaCar every month creating an entirely new, people powered, transport network. With a dedicated customer service, a state of the art web and mobile platform, and a fast-growing community of users, BlaBlaCar is making travel social, money-saving and more efficient for millions of members.


Company Metrics

  • 10 million members
  • 13 countries
  • over 2 million members travelling with us every month
  • over 2 million trips available in the future at any given time
  • over 2 billion miles shared 
  • an estimated £216 million saved by our drivers every year
  • an estimated 700,000 tons of CO2 saved
  • average car occupancy 2.8 people (vs 1.6 average)
  • over 3 million app downloads (iPhone and Android)
  • 1, 000, 000 Facebook fans (all Facebook pages together)

 


What Others are Saying...

"If Airbnb is the American-born poster child of the new trust economy, then BlaBlaCar is fast becoming Europe's riposte."
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"...such a hit among travellers in Europe that it transports more people a month than Eurostar." 
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"Europe’s BlaBlaCar has created the purest version of the sharing economy so far." 
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The Next Web

"If you had wondered about the company name, it’s related to a system where members can rate how chatty they are – from Bla to Bla Bla Bla – hence, BlaBlaCar.."
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"It's a model where people aren't participating to make money, but to save money. That's fundamentally different to other sharing-economy companies."
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Our Story

A couple of years ago, Fred needed a ride

BlaBlaCar was born one Christmas, when founder Frédéric Mazzella, a student at Stanford, wanted to get home to his family in the French countryside. He had no car. The trains were full. The roads, too, were full of people driving home, alone in their car. It occurred to him that he should try and find one of the drivers going his way and offer to share petrol costs in exchange for use of an empty seat. He thought he could do it online, but no such site existed... The adventure had begun!

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Founding Team

  • Francis Nappez, CTO. Francis leads the technical evolution of BlaBlaCar.
  • Nicolas Brusson, COO. Nicolas leads the company’s international growth.

 


Notable Awards

 

           

             

EcoSummit award               Global Cleantech Top 100 company

         

 

See all of our International awards. 



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