Uber withdraws from Denmark

Uber plans to withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors.

The service, scheduled to shut down on 18 April, currently has 300,000 ‘riders’ using its app with around 2,000 drivers in circulation.

In a statement Uber 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.’

The firm has faced opposition from traditional taxi drivers in cities around the world with local taxi driver unions and politicians complaining Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms.that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms.

Uber has been operating in Denmark for less than three years.