Despite having around 2000 drivers and 300,000 customers using their app in Denmark, Uber has announced it will cease operations in the region by April 18.
This is due to legal changes announced by the government in February regarding taxi services, with new requirements including mandatory fair meters and seat sensors.This decision will be applauded by some, namely, local taxi driver unions and organisations who perceive Uber’s takeover of the market as unfair.
Uber have had a tough three years operating in the region and their reputation was dealt a huge blow at the end of 2016. In November two drivers were fined and an indictment was made against Uber Europe by Danish Prosecutors in December, both for breaching taxi laws.
Uber released a statement in which they said,”For us to operate in Denmark again the proposed regulations need to change. We will continue to work with the government in the hope that they will update their proposed regulations and enable Danes to enjoy the benefits of modern technologies like Uber”.