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About the company

Type
Company

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
10827 Berlin, Germany

Company size
250

Founders
Jens Wohltorf & Frank Steuer

Founded
2011

SDG's

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • Sustainable cities and communities


Social

Website
https://www.blacklane.com/en

Alliance member

Blacklane


Reinventing global chauffeur services by reducing chauffeurs' empty trips and offsetting rides' carbon footprints

Blacklane provides chauffeur services including airport transfers, event management, and other related services. Blacklane serves travelers in more than 500 airports across more than 300 cities and 60 countries. The company reduces the number of empty rides for tens of thousands of drivers and offsets carbon emissions for all rides around the world.

Offers

Carbon-neutral rides

Description
Blacklane is the first ride service to introduce a global carbon-neutral program.

Blacklane offsets carbon emissions by funding a wind farm near Pune, India. Forty wind turbine generators produce electricity with no fossil fuel consumption. Blacklane partners with Carbon Footprint Ltd., the U.K. government’s provider to offset ministerial travel carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The company calculates Blacklane’s carbon emissions based on ride distances and vehicles in Blacklane’s fleet.

Categories of application
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sector of application
End-of-pipe industrial pollution management

Status
Implemented


Global professional driver service

Description
Reducing drivers' empty rides worldwide

Blacklane's business model eliminates hundreds of thousands of empty chauffeur trips per year. The company partners with local professional driver businesses worldwide. These drivers transport local customers most often to and from airports and train stations -- but drive empty when not with these local customers. Drivers use premium vehicles, including models from Merceces-Benz, BMW, Audi, Cadillac, and increasingly, Tesla. Blacklane offers them global travelers who need professional driver services when they would otherwise be empty. The result is affordable rates, fewer wasted trips and a more efficient private transport industry.

Categories of application
Sustainable cities and communities

Sector of application
Urban and inter-urban mobility

Status
Implemented


Green Class

Description
Emissions-free chauffeured rides in Tesla Model X and Model X vehicles.

Green Class provides the same high-quality standards and full duty of care as rides performed in combustion-engine vehicles. • All-inclusive rates guaranteed at the time of booking. Blacklane never adds taxes, tolls, fees, tips or surges to fixed fares. • Instant booking confirmations. • Commercially licensed and insured drivers dressed professionally. • Driver meet-and-greet, including luggage assistance. • Up to one hour of free driver waiting time at airports and up to 15 minutes at all other locations, for transfers. • Free changes and cancellations for transfers up to one hour before pickup. • Real-time flight tracking and adjustment of pickup times according to actual arrival times. • Free cancellations for transfers up to one hour before pickup. • Driver contact information sent over SMS and email one hour before pick-up. • 24/7 multi-lingual customer service on phone, email and social media. Blacklane will add more vehicle types and cities as the supply of chauffeur-quality vehicles increases around the world.

Available in
United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand,

Categories of application
Sustainable cities and communities

Sector of application
Urban and inter-urban mobility

Status
Implemented


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