Uber and Russia’s Yandex.Taxi compete across Ukraine

Uber and its Russian competitor Yandex.Taxi keep enhancing their presence in Ukraine. After their almost simultaneous launch in southern Ukraine last month, the taxi-hailing services are now competing in Lviv (Lvov), a major city in western Ukraine.

Lviv is the fifth Ukrainian city after Kyiv (Kiev), Kharkiv (Kharkov), Dnipro (Dnepr) and Odessa for Yandex.Taxi and the third one for Uber to cover so far.

The minimum price for a ride in Lviv is the same for both services — 14 hryvnias (roughly 50 cents at the current exchange rate). Uber customers can pay their fare both in cash and by credit card, while Yandex.Taxi accepts only cash payments so far.

As of today, the Russian taxi-hailing service partners with 15 local taxi companies and 350 cars, which include Tesla Model S — same as in Odessa.

Yandex.Taxi and Uber entered the Ukrainian market in 2016. Taxify, their Estonian rival, also launched in the country last year.

Source: Yandex, Uber

Topics: International, Lviv, Mobile, Mobile apps, News, Regions
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