Berlin-based Blacklane jumps into ride hailing

Expanding beyond pre-scheduled rides, Berlin based Blacklane is now offering a chauffeur hailing service. The new offering is launching in New York City today, London and Dubai tomorrow, and Berlin and Paris on Thursday. Further rollout is scheduled for 21 cities across 11 countries by the end of the month.

London will receive special treatment from Blacklane, as the fleet is all electric (Jaguar I-PACE and Tesla), a result of the company’s recent investment in Havn.

Banking off their existing service in 50 countries around the globe, Blacklane customers will be treated to the same health and safety standards, consistent rates, and professional chauffeurs and premium vehicles. Blacklane will continue it’s, thus far, winning strategy of set fares which are calculated by the shortest distance to the riders’ chosen destination.

“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.”

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