Facing ongoing legal issues in Germany, Uber said it had cut fares by more than half in a bid to keep the service rolling.
Uber said it will now charge passengers €0.35 ($0.44) per kilometer for its lowest-cost service, UberPop. Previously, Uber charged €1.60 ($2) for UberPop in Germany.
This new, lower fare is apparently okay under German law, the company says, since it allows drivers to recoup the cost of providing the ride but doesn’t allow the driver to make a profit.
The price cut is the latest move in Uber’s long-running fight against efforts to ban the service in Germany.
Via: Wall Street Journal