Vancouver Taxi Association

October 22, 2015 10:59 ET

eCab App, Unveiled by Vancouver Taxi Association, Expands Coverage Into Europe and India

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2015) -

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eCab and the Vancouver Taxi Association are pleased to announce an expanded global network, to always provide more benefits to their customers.

What is eCab?

eCab is an international smartphone app that was unveiled in Vancouver this September, and allows to book the nearest taxi in downtown Vancouver across all four local cab companies in one click. It offers a new level of convenience to taxi hailing in Vancouver: more taxis available, follow your cab, pay through the app, rate the trip …

The eCab app is free to download, and available on both Apple and Android devices. Additional features will be added to the app on a continual basis.

A fast global Expansion: important partnerships announced, eCab now on 3 continents

Dublin: on October 12th, eCab opened up the service in Dublin, Ireland. 3 major local taxi companies joined forces to offer a new quality standard in the local market, providing a better availability to customers with 2,000 taxis connected to eCab and a new quality standard with uniformed and experienced drivers. With 10,000 taxis Dublin is a highly competitive market and probably the densest market in Europe, as anywhere quality and convenience are key differentiators there.

23 cities in India: on October 20th, eCab announced a major partnership with Meru Cabs, India's most reputable radio taxi company with service in 23 cities and more than 20,000 taxis. Today India is one the fastest growing on-demand mobility market in the world, being the 3rd largest smartphone market in the world with more than 200 million mobile internet users and an ever growing middle class. The partnership now positions eCab as the only high-quality network of taxi companies across 3 continents, available from a single app.

Other markets: eCab is also available in major cities in Europe (France, Belgium or the Netherlands) and will soon launch in other European capital cities.

These partnerships mean more convenience for eCab users and international travellers, as they now have a seamless experience with the highest local quality standards whenever they travel in this network.

About the Vancouver Taxi Association

The members of the Vancouver Taxi Association are pacesetters within the taxi industry in British Columbia. We are visible, accountable and inspire other taxi companies with our leadership. The Vancouver Taxi Companies, including Black Top Checker Cabs, MacLures Cabs, Vancouver Taxi and Yellow Cab have been voted the best in Canada and ranked 8th overall in the world by Hotels.com.

About eCab (www.e-cab.com)

Launched in Europe in 2014, and incubated by French taxi company G7, eCab is a global alliance of taxi companies, committed to provide outstanding service combining digital technology with the experience of the best professionals in the industry. The eCab smartphone app is available in 10 cities in Europe, and is expanding to 9 countries and 3 continents.

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Contact Information

  • Vancouver Taxi Association
    Carolyn Bauer
    Spokesperson
    O: 604-258-4701
    C: 604-619-8428

    Yellow Cab
    Kulwant Sahota
    President
    604-760-4377