Blacklane launches all-EV fleet in Dubai
Chauffeur hailing service Blacklane has launched its first all-EV fleet in Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In a first stage, the service will be available in selected locations throughout the city, notably the airport (DBX), downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). Later this year, the service will be rolled out across the entire city.
The range of services available includes both one-way trips and return journeys, airport transfers, trips to other Emirates, and hourly and daily bookings within Dubai. Prices are fixed at the time of booking, with no additional costs.
Blacklane’s first exclusively electric fleet will use Mercedes EQS cars. “We have successfully serviced hundreds of thousands of customers across the Middle East in the past five years. We are proud to offer an all-electric fleet, which will dramatically reduce carbon emissions”, said Nicolas Soucaille, General Manager for Blacklane in the UAE.
Added Dr Jens Wohltorf, co-founder and CEO of Blacklane: “We are strategically investing in the important Middle East market as a test bed to introduce new offerings which will diversify our business model and allow us to expand into new markets.”
Berlin-based Blacklane was founded in 2011. It connects people to professional chauffeurs via their app. The company currently operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.