BlaBlaCar makes an offer to acquire Ouibus and secures €101 million investment
BlaBlaCar, the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform, today announces that it has made an offer to acquire Ouibus, a subsidiary of SNCF and market-leading French bus operator. This will allow BlaBlaCar to broaden, for the first time, its mobility offer beyond carpooling. BlaBlaCar also announces a €101 million investment involving SNCF and existing BlaBlaCar investors.
BlaBlaCar acquires Russian carpooling platform Beepcar
BlaBlaCar and Mail.Ru Group, the largest internet business in Russia by daily audience, announced a partnership. As a part of this, BlaBlaCar will acquire Beepcar, the Russian carpooling platform launched in 2017 by Mail.Ru Group.
BlaBlaCar and AXA launch unique car insurance
Competitively-priced car insurance designed for carpoolers is now available to BlaBlaCar’s members in France Exclusive advantages include no excess to pay for damage that occurs while carpooling
In the press
BlaBlaCar, a carpooling app, on Tuesday said drivers listed 184,000 rides — three times more than an average Tuesday. BlaBlaCar is hoping that the strikes will help lure commuters to BlaBlaLines, its new short-distance, commuter carpooling service. Read article.
BlaBlaCar is in 22 countries spanning four continents, and it’s dead simple to use. (...) With Blablacar, there’s a sense that drivers and passengers are on a level playing field; that the relationship isn’t just transactional. Read more here.
BlaBlaCar announced an effort to optimize its ride-sharing for long-distance rides for people who don’t live in major hubs. In addition, the company has a new logo. Read more on TechCrunch.
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