Blacklane, a global chauffeur service, raised 22 million euros ($30.3 million) from existing shareholders to extend the company’s intercity trips, expand its new chauffeur-hailing service and make green travel investments. Dr. Jens Wohltorf, CEO, said that global travel and mobility industries have suffered during the pandemic, with several players struggling between drastic cuts, hibernation or ceasing operations. He said Blacklane has taken the opportunity “to cater to travelers’ emerging needs” and that thanks to this financing, “we will continue to fast-track our innovation, with zero layoffs.” Blacklane’s intercity trips now reach 32 countries on five continents. Chauffer-hailing started on March 1 and now spans 22 cities — including Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Singapore — across 11 countries. Blacklane’s on-demand rides, according to an announcement, maintain the trust of its scheduled trips, giving locals a new safe inner-city service. The company sets fares by distance only, eliminating surges from high demand and traffic. Blacklane’s scheduled service continues as usual in more than 50 countries, providing airport and train station transfers and hourly bookings. Blacklane will extend its initiatives in green mobility with electric vehicles and more carbon offsetting. It claims to be the first carbon-neutral ride service worldwide.