uber-x Under Fire

August 14, 2013

It’s been less than a week since uberX—Uber’s new, more cost-efficient venture—launched, and already the D.C. Taxicab Commission is pointing fingers at it in criticism. UberX, which aims to directly compete with lower-cost taxicabs operates the same as regular Uber, except that it uses mid-sized, hybrid cars instead of luxury sedans or town cars. This brings the base fare down to just $5, with an additional $2.50 per mile—quite the competition to taxicab rates. Since launching last week, uberX has already taken heat from the D.C. Taxicab Commission, which claims that the mid-sized vehicles Uber is using for uberX do not comply with current sedan regulations. (DCist)

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