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Blacklane to bring chauffeur hailing to 21 cities

01. mars 2021

Chauffeur opening door, guest exiting (masks)

Starting in New York, guests get trusted health and safety standards, consistent fares, and professional chauffeurs in premium vehicles with the ease of ride hailing

BERLIN – 1 MARCH 2021 – Blacklane will start its novel chauffeur hailing in 21 cities across 11 countries this month. New York is the first city, launching today.

The global chauffeur service already offers scheduled rides in 50 countries. Blacklane’s new on-demand rides maintain the same premium quality, health and safety standards, fixed competitive fares, and sustainability as its pre-booked trips.

“People need trusted local transportation now more than ever as cities reopen,” said Dr. Jens Wohltorf, Blacklane’s CEO and co-founder. “Many companies have built ride-hailing platforms with little quality control and confusing costs. But Blacklane has built a global chauffeur-hailing service with clear, consistent rates and the highest quality standards."

After New York, Blacklane begins chauffeur-hailing service tomorrow in London and Dubai. Berlin launches on Wednesday, followed by Paris on Thursday. All eight U.S. cities will go live by next week and all 21 cities will have launched by March 26th. The full city list is:

• Austria: Vienna

• France: Paris

• Germany: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich

• Ireland: Dublin

• Italy: Milan

• Portugal: Lisbon

• Singapore

• Switzerland: Zurich

• UAE: Dubai

• U.K.: London, with electric vehicles using the company’s recent Havn investment. The fleet operates the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and Teslas.

• USA: Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

As with its scheduled rides, Blacklane partners with only the best local chauffeur companies. It continues its proven all-inclusive fares based only on distance. Guests do not pay extra for higher demand, traffic or tolls, providing the same cost certainty for all types of trips.

The company’s carbon-neutral program extends to hailed chauffeur service. Blacklane was the first ground transportation company to offset carbon emissions from all rides and business operations worldwide, starting in 2017.

Private and business guests book on Blacklane’s iOS app. Chauffeurs clean and sanitize vehicles before and after each journey. They greet guests with a slight bow instead of a handshake, maintain maximum distance, and provide hand sanitizer and masks. Guests can call or chat with Blacklane’s 24/7 customer service team in the app.

Blacklane’s scheduled service continues as usual, with rides booked 30 minutes to months in advance on its website and apps. Guests can reserve private and sanitized door-to-door airport transfers, hourly rides and intercity trips.

About Blacklane (blacklane.com) Blacklane’s global chauffeur service brings peace of mind to travelers moving through a fast-paced world. The crew’s dedication to safety, reliability, and smart technology places Blacklane at the forefront of a new era of stress-free travel. Since 2017, the company has been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with care for the planet. Upgrade your travels on Blacklane’s mobile apps or website.