PARIS (Reuters) – the French ride-hailing app cut down, previously called “Private Driver”, has won the approval of Transport for London to launch its services in the British capital and take on the likes of Uber as well as the historic black cab.
Cut down, of which the largest shareholder is the German car company Daimler, said on Thursday that he was hoping to have 1.5 million users in London in two years time.
“There is one dominant, over-confident drive-and-coming player in the field, and it is time to shake things up. We believe in London’s private-hire-drivers, commuters and residents deserve better,” Truncated general manager Mariusz Zabrocki said.
Reporting by Jean-Michel Belot and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Dale Hudson