BlaBlaCar at a glance
BlaBlaCar is a trusted community marketplace that connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride. BlaBlaCar transports over 700,000 passengers 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 across Europe.
NEWS: BlaBlaCar has just joined the transport category of the CleanTech Groups' annual list of the 100 leading CleanTech companies in the world.
BlaBlaCar is a finalist for the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards, honouring innovative companies enabling urban progress around the world.
For more information, check out our super infographics here:
- Over 5 million members
- 10 countries
- over 1 million members travelling with us every month
- over 1 million trips available in the future at any given time
- 2.3 million community ratings published
- over 1 million drivers
- 24.3 million seats offered since January 2009
- over 1.8 billion miles shared
- an estimated £100 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)
- 1, 000, 000 Facebook fans (all Facebook pages together)
What others are saying...
"Europe’s BlaBlaCar has created the purest version of the sharing economy so far." Read the article.
"More than a third of people using BlaBlaCar wouldn't have travelled otherwise" Read the article.
"If Airbnb is the American-born poster child of the new trust economy then BlaBlaCar is fast becoming Europe's riposte." Read the article.
"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 Blablah – hence, BlaBlaCar.." Read the article.
"...such a hit among travellers in Europe that it transports more people a month than Eurostar." Read the article.
"Car owners and ride-seekers sign up as members of BlaBlaCar, posting details not just of their planned journeys, but about themselves in addition, much like a social network."
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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!
Frédéric drives the company’s vision. Read more about Frederic.
Francis leads the technical evolution of BlaBlaCar. Read more about Francis.
Nicolas leads the company’s international growth. Read more about Nicolas.