Blacklane to Bring Chauffeur Hailing to 21 Cities

Transport specialists Blacklane will start its novel chauffeur hailing in 21 cities across 11 countries this month, starting in New York.

With the new service, guests get trusted health and safety standards, consistent fares, and professional chauffeurs in premium vehicles with the ease of ride-hailing. 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.

After New York, Blacklane will roll out its chauffeur-hailing service in London, Dubai, Berlin, and Paris this week. All eight U.S. cities where Blacklane currently operates will go live by next week and all 21 cities will have launched by March 26th. The full city list includes Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, Singapore, Lisbon, Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Milan, Zurich, Washington D.C., and London, where the company will use electric Jaguar I-PACE and Tesla vehicles.

“People need trusted local transportation now more than ever as cities reopen,” says 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.”

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.

Transport specialists Blacklane will start its novel chauffeur hailing in 21 cities across 11 countries this month, starting in New York.

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.

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