Russian Equivalent of BlaBlaCar Now Has Two Million Users

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In its first month of operation, more than two million people used BeepCar, a Russian ridesharing service that allows users to search for fellow travellers for road trips, according to a press release.

During this time, BeepCar drivers and passengers drove a total of 22.6 million kilometres and visited almost 6,000 towns, 16% of which are outside of Russia.

The five most popular destinations in order for BeepCar users were Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg and Kazan.

Drivers gave their passengers a free ride more than 700 times, most often when travelling to Moscow.

BeepCar, a free to use service, is a brainchild of the Russian technology company Mail.Ru Group.

BlaBlaCar, another ridesharing service founded in 2014, announced last September that passengers would need to start paying a fee to book seats in cars. BlaBlaCar currently has more than 35 million users.