Member - Blacklane

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

Type Company
Founder 2011
Company Size 400
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Jens Wohltorf & Frank Steuer
Headquarters 10827 Berlin, Germany
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Blacklane

About

Blacklane provides chauffeur services including airport transfers, event management, and other related services. Blacklane serves travelers in more than 600 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.
Headquarters 10827 Berlin, Germany

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Blacklane

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.


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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.

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Categories of applicationIndustry, innovation and infrastructureSector of applicationEnd-of-pipe industrial pollution management Status Implemented

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.

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Categories of applicationSustainable cities and communitiesSector of applicationUrban and inter-urban mobility Status Implemented

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.

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Available inCanada, United States, Hong Kong, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Categories of applicationSustainable cities and communitiesSector of applicationUrban and inter-urban mobility Status Implemented