Carpooling is a convenient way to commute. Traditionally, people who work in the same organization or around each other come together to commute to work. They pitch in for the cost of fuel and rotate driving. Even parents form carpools to take the kids to school, this way, they get some time off when it isn’t their turn to drive.
Now with app-based carpool services, a more modern mode of carpooling has been introduced. With companies like Carma and BlaBlaCar carpool, the place of carpooling in our society is becoming prominent. The solutions that carpooling proposes addresses issues that are both detrimental to the environment and also make commuting stress-full.
BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling that connects drivers and willing passengers. The company boasts presence in 22 countries mostly in Europe.
More About BlaBarCar
Founded in 2004, the company was first a travel community website and was called Comuto. Later, various carpool sites were launched under Comuto and in 2011, BlaBlaCar was introduced in the United Kingdom. The company later re-branded and took on the name BlaBlaCar to unify all its other carpooling services with its headquarters in Paris, France. The company now boasts over 60 million users and over 18 million travelers every quarter.
The company’s name BlaBlarCar is due to its rating scale for drivers. Bla is for the non-chatty drivers; BlaBla for the talker; and BlaBlaBla for the non-stop talker.
How to use BlaBlaCar
- Download the app on Play store and the App store.
- Sign up using your Facebook account or email. You can also register online on the website.
- Log in
- Register your details and complete the profile page as a passenger or car owner
Fares depend on the country of operation. In India, rides are priced from ₹300 depending on the city. In France, fares are priced from €6. BlaBarCar acts as a broker and takes 12% commission off every ride.
By providing easier and more convenient ways to travel, BlaBlaCar Carpool is a win-win for all parties involved.
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