Street Legal: Will Uber’s New ‘Rental Car’ Model Hit Roadblocks in Taiwan?

Jason Hsu cautioned that the government was yet to reconcile the legal differences between online ride-hailing platforms and the traditional industry.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/04/12
By: ZiQing Low

Photo Credit: Stellina Chen

Uber has announced a partnership with car rental companies in Taiwan and plans to restart operations in the country on April 13.

Uber suspended its Taiwan operations on Feb. 10 after being hit with fines up to NT$328.5 million (US$10.5 million), half of which were incurred in January when new laws against unlicensed ride-sharing services took effect. The company also did not pay taxes in 2015, and owes the Taiwan government up to NT$51.24 million (US$1.6 million).

The company will hold a press conference on April 13, where it will explain its new business model in detail and give a preview of its updated app, according to an email sent to The News Lens.    [FULL  STORY]

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