• Unique ‘Karmatch’ scheme also sees drivers rewarded with double earnings 
  • London-wide initiative is first to benefit both passengers and drivers
  • Each week over 1,000 customers meet a previous driver again

Monday 9th September 2019: Kapten, the ride-hailing app that takes care of its users, is rewarding passengers with a free ride when they’re reunited with a driver they’ve previously used.

The industry-first ‘Karmatch’ initiative also sees drivers benefit – with their earnings doubled for the journey.

From September 9th, the Kapten app will automatically recognise when a passenger and driver meet again – triggering a ‘Karmatch’.

Running until October 6th, it’s the latest addition to Kapten’s socially responsible and affordable private-ride service in London. Arriving in London earlier this year, Kapten now works with more than 16,000 drivers across the capital. It provides fixed, low pricing to its users (on average 21% lower than Uber*), pays local taxes and offers its drivers a Clean Air Bonus, to encourage them to switch to zero-emission vehicles.

Mariusz Zabrocki, London General Manager at Kapten, commented: “Being reunited is more common than you might think with Kapten. Each week, more than 1,300 customers meet their old driver again. The more you ride with Kapten, the more likely you are to meet one of our 16,000 driver partners twice. It’s not luck, it’s loyalty!

For more information on Kapten, please contact: ​kapten@wcommunications.co.uk

About Kapten 

European ride-hailing company, Kapten was established in 2012, offering a premium, yet affordable private ride service to France, Portugal, Switzerland and most recently London. Offering consumers low, fixed pricing, an exclusive loyalty program and local customer service, the company now works with 16,000 partner drivers in London alone.

Kapten champions social and environmental responsibility in everything they do – paying taxes locally and recently launching their Clean Air Bonus, encouraging drivers to switch to zero-emission vehicles.

Acquired by Daimler in January 2018, Kapten is now a part of Free Now, the BMW and Daimler mobility joint venture.

*A sample of 230 representative quotes in TfL zones 1-5 from 26/06/2019 to 11/08/2019.