Montreal taxi bureau has seized 40 UberX vehicles

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Montreal's taxi bureau is ramping up its fight against UberX, the car-sharing app which allows drivers without a taxi licence to offer rides in the city. Source: Montreal taxi bureau has seized 40 UberX vehicles

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London cabbies are fighting a losing battle against Uber

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Uber is a public transport game-changer, and London’s traditional cabbies need to stop fighting it and learn to co-exist, says Alex Proud. Every time I hear London’s black cab drivers moaning about minicabs or Uber or whatever their latest gripe is, I think immediately of people being mugged, beaten up or even raped. The thing is, there’s a pretty much ...

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World’s coolest taxi? EVAn better… – Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy

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Energy Live News – Energy Made EasyWorld’s coolest taxi? EVAn better…Energy Live News – Energy Made EasyThe taxi called EVA has a fast-charging battery system which gives a range of up to 200km (124 miles) after a 15-minute recharge. EVA also has a cooling system in the seats which suck the moisture and heat from the surface. The project was ...

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Tesla Motors (TSLA) Gets Major Boost In China As Taxi Company Buys 100 EVs

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Good news for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is coming from Wuhan, a small Chinese city, where a local taxi company is planning to buy 100 … Source: Tesla Motors (TSLA) Gets Major Boost In China As Taxi Company Buys 100 EVs

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Transport for London accused of being ‘in bed’ with Uber – Telegraph.co.uk

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Transport for London accused of being 'in bed' with Uber TfL has refused to include Maaxi on its website section for taxi apps, which currently features Kabbee, ComCab, Hailo and Get Taxi among several others, and sent a letter to Mr Campos hours before Maaxi's  release suggesting that he “consider postponing the launch” of the app. Source: Transport for London accused of being 'in bed' with Uber - Telegraph.co.uk

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Sustainability of Canberra’s wheelchair taxi businesses in question, as seven unused licences go up for auction

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Chinese electric cars hit Chicago’s streets with Uber

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What makes the e6 unique is that it is “the first purpose-built, pure electric long-range taxi in the world markets,” said Micheal Austin, vice president of ... Read more at Fox News: Chinese electric cars hit Chicago's streets with Uber

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Jennifer Gaber: Uber/Lyft bill a death knell for local taxi companies

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Uber hasn’t killed the yellow cab—yet

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There are some hopeful signs for taxis. Melrose Credit Union, a medallion lender, last week claimed a TLC rule passed in January includes e-hails in its definition of street hails, which are the exclusive domain of medallion cabs. If enforcement agents prevented non-medallion cars from responding immediately to e-hails, it would put a major dent in Uber's app-based operation, which relies mostly on cars other than yellow taxis. Read more at:Crainsnewyork.com

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Recharge Wrap-up: EV taxis in Amsterdam, Montreal’s electric carsharing goals

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Uber under formal investigation in Amsterdam

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Uber is under formal investigation in Amsterdam after three drivers for its budget service Uberpop were ordered to pay fines of €1,500 for operating without licences.... ....The three drivers who were fined in court on Friday were all caught using undercover officials last year. A fourth driver will appear in court later. All four refused to pay the fines, resulting in the court appearances. Uber has pledged to pay the fines but the drivers will now have criminal records, news agency ANP reports. Sources:Dutchnews.nl     Breakingnews.com    KFGO.com   Reuters

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Chinese owner of Volvo and London Taxi Company plans European and US entry with small car

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Chinese carmaker Geely is planning to enter the European and US markets with a small crossover utility vehicle, which will be produced using a common platform jointly developed with Volvo. Reuters, citing two sources, reported that the car, which is yet to be named, will be sold in China in early 2017, in several European markets a year or so later and eventually in the US. Source: Chinese owner of Volvo and London Taxi Company plans European and US entry with small car

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Smartphone Taxi app Uber looking to launch in Newcastle

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Newcastle City Council has confirmed that it has issued a licence for the multi-billion dollar company to potentially make the North East’s capital the next stop on its rapid expansion. “Uber’s plan is to be in every major city in the UK and we have a number of options of where we want to be - including Newcastle,” a spokesman for the firm told The Chronicle. Source:Smartphone Taxi app Uber looking to launch in Newcastle

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Uber’s arrival may be grounds for compensating taxi industry: Harper

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The man who headed the Abbott government's review of competition laws says there may be a case for compensating taxi drivers and pharmacy owners if laws are changed to allow new entrants. Speaking at a lunch in Melbourne, Professor Ian Harper said monetary compensation was just one type of transitional arrangement. Another could be a fee on consumers to help the industry adjust to a new world without taxi licences. Governments brought in a levy on consumers buying milk when diary reforms were introduced in NSW and the ACT. The same could apply to the taxi industry, if new players were allowed to enter... Source:Uber's arrival may be grounds for compensating taxi industry: Harper

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Uber banned in canton Geneva

Canton Geneva considers Uber to be a taxi dispatch centre and therefore … spokesman for Uber in western Europe, told the Swiss news agency. Source: Uber banned in canton Geneva

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Taxi kingpin sued for divorce by 24-year-old wife

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The city’s taxi kingpin Evgeny Freidman, who is currently being hounded by banks and plagued by Uber and other competitors, got a new headache … Source: Taxi kingpin sued for divorce by 24-year-old wife

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Uber cabs wants US court to dismiss Delhi rape lawsuit

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App-based taxi service firm Uber has appealed to a US court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by an Indian woman, allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi, saying that she was seeking action against the “wrong party”. Uber filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in US District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. ...

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Uber is killing the taxi industry in corporate America

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We’ve all seen venture capital go absolutely gaga over Uber in the past year, giving the company literally billions of dollars in funding, and valuing it at … …Certify, which offers online travel and expense management solutions for companies, can actually give some numbers, though. It supports millions of users in 80-plus countries who are processing more than 7 million receipts ...

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