BERLIN – 29 November 2017 – All Blacklane rides are now green. The company offsets the carbon footprint of rides across all its 250 cities and 50 countries. Blacklane is the first ride service to start 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.
“Ride services have a special obligation to take care of both passengers and the planet,” said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Blacklane. “Quality rides without compromising the environment benefit travelers, drivers and the world. They also align companies’ business travel needs with their sustainability goals.”
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.
Blacklane’s passengers ride in premium vehicles from automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Cadillac. Carbon Footprint Ltd. accounts for vehicles’ make, model and year in each service class: Business Class, Business Van/SUV and First Class.
“Blacklane is leading the ride services industry with its global commitment to carbon-neutral rides,” said Dr. Wendy Buckley, client director at Carbon Footprint Ltd. “Blacklane shows how to balance the needs of worldwide travelers with the climate and energy needs of the planet.”
About Blacklane (blacklane.com) Blacklane is the global professional driver service, covering the first and last miles of your journey. We provide peace of mind for passengers and drivers in more than 50 countries, 250 cities and 500 airports around the world. We guarantee high-quality rides at fair, fixed and all-inclusive rates. All drivers are commercially licensed and insured. Our state-of-the-art systems and a multi-lingual 24/7 Customer Service team coordinate tens of thousands of quality cars in real time. You can schedule rides on our website or mobile apps or via distribution and channel partners.
About Carbon Footprint Ltd. Carbon Footprint Ltd is first choice for our clients, from Blue chip and mid market companies through to SMEs and public sector organisations. They share a common goal to maximise commercial opportunities (from both sales tender and operational savings) as well as wishing to develop sustainability credentials that will enhance their brands, engage stakeholders and make their businesses better places to work at.