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 from Mar. 15.

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.

Russian technology company Mail.Ru Group created BeepCar, which launched in February. BeepCar is free to use.

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.