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European Uber rival Taxify launches in Australia

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by coolair, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. coolair

    coolair Member

    Good news, finally some competition to uber.



    European ride-sharing company Taxify is ready to take on Uber in Australia, launching in Sydney this week with 4000 drivers already signed up.

    The company pledges to give a greater return of profits back to drivers, taking only a 15 per cent commission compared with Uber's cut of about 25 per cent, while also charging riders less for the service. In its first month of operation, it will offer riders a 50 per cent fare discount.

    Founded in 2013 by then 19-year-old Estonian Markus Villig, Taxify is set to hit $US1 billion in turnover in 2018 and is already the leading player in a number of European and African countries.

    http://www.afr.com/technology/web/e...-taxify-launches-in-australia-20171205-gzz1g3
     

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