Mexican taxi drivers in a battle against Uber: Hundreds of taxi drivers took to the streets in protest against Uber. Things did not always go peacefully.
Quote of the day
“We will not leave Uber in peace. We will hunt them down and hand them over to the law. This is going to get nasty.”
Esteban Meza, representative of 13,000 in Mexico
Tesla is doing what other manufacturers only dream of: The U.S. electric automaker is shaking up the sector – not only with the Tesla’s capabilities. The rest of the automotive industry is in a state of shock, contributing to Tesla’s success.
News from Germany
Fight against unfair discount promotions: The Stuttgart taxi circuit is waging a battle against the subsidiary of the Stuttgart automaker. The reason: The circuit is defending itself against discount promotions from MyTaxi that violate current laws, according to the circuit.
Uber stops UberPop in Germany: UberPop was officially discontinued on 1 June. This news is particularly noteworthy in that Uber continued openly with its banned ridesharing service until 31 May.
News from Austria
Companies sought for e-taxis: The Vienna public utilities are looking for taxi companies to participate in the world’s biggest electric taxi project. The plan is for 120 electric taxis to be operating in the streets of Vienna by 2016.
News from Switzerland
High-profile support in the German-Swiss taxi conflict: Federal Minister of the Economy Gabriel is now getting involved. Taxi drivers from Germany only have limited access to the Zurich airport.
Our last words
The current edition of the Taxi Times is being issued on our first-year anniversary and will be in your mailbox in a few days.
“One person waits for the times to change, the other seizes the day and acts.”
About this update: Our bilingual ‘update’ summarises the international news of the last days and hours. As some of the links are in foreign languages, we recommend using a website translator.
picture: Madeleine Mercado / pixelio.de