The head of Uber is calling for an end to the protection of taxis in Germany
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The head of Uber’s mobility service, Dara Khasrovshahi, considers German passenger traffic rules obsolete. He calls for change to better compete with taxis. He even considers one rule particularly environmentally friendly.
D.Uber Mobility CEO Dara Khosrovshahi calls on Germany to change the law in the interests of the company. “Germany still has a lot to do with passenger law,” Khasrovshahi said in an interview with WELT AM SONNTAG.
“A rule like the obligation to return a rental car between two trips no longer applies, it leads to unnecessary empty trips. That rule makes no sense in a country that attaches so much importance to the environment. ”The regulation prevents Uber from expanding its services to smaller cities and complicates the transition to electric vehicles.
Khasrovshahi sees his company as a leader in mobility transformation. “Just as Tesla manages the production of electric vehicles, we want to lead in the electrification of transport networks,” he said. He also promised electric air transport in the city: “For the commercial mass market they are real in ten years.” It should be an offer not only for the rich but for everyone.
Uber hopes to work with Waymo and Tesla
As for autonomous management, he hopes to cooperate with the subsidiary “Alphabet” Waymo. “We want Volkswagen, Ford, Tesla and Waymo cars in our network. However, travel must be safe and approved by local authorities. “
The head of Uber expects that his company will recover soon after the crisis. “We believe that our demand will return soon after the crisis – and perhaps even faster than public transport,” Khasrovshahi said. Then Uber should make a profit for the first time: “We are confident that overall next year will be profitable.”
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