New in ecomobility: long-distance ride sharing is caring

A youthful French company, BlaBlaCar, is expanding rapidly in Europe, Asia and South America on the back of a niche opportunity in the global trend towards ecomobility. Apart from other benefits, cutting down on the number of cars on the roads is good for the environment. By bringing travellers together in this way, BlaBlaCar estimates it has saved about 1t of carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles over the past 12 months, while making travel faster and more affordable than services provided by buses, trains and airplanes.