The world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, BlaBlaCar, connects drivers with people who need to travel so they can share the journey and split the cost.

The BlaBlaCar website and mobile app allows drivers to publish a planned journey. Others can then search for journeys and request to become a passenger, for a fraction of the price it would have cost them to go in their own cars or on public transport. With over 40 million members across 22 countries, BlaBlaCar has scaled fast.

Ridesharing reduces the need for car ownership in the population and makes it less burdensome and greener for those who can’t live without a car. That’s the power of sharing.

Frédéric Mazzella – CEO, BlaBlaCar

Experienced based ratings of drivers and passengers, insurance and ‘ladies only’ options have helped to create a trust-based community for BlaBlaCar, helping to turn empty passenger seats into petrol savings and new social connections.

Why you should care

Every year, the BlaBlaCar platform enables almost 50 million people to share car journeys, saving 500,000 tons of oil equivalent, thus increasing the efficiency of road transport, decreasing congestion and reducing CO2 emissions.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Responsible Consumption and Production

BlaBlaCar promotes the value of access over ownership, driving down the demand for new cars and reducing aggregate fuel consumption: the BlaBlaCar community’s average car occupancy is 2.8 compared to the European average of 1.7.

Climate Action

Through ridesharing, the BlaBlaCar community has avoided an estimated 700,000 tons of CO2 savings to date, according to the company.