A brand new ride-hailing app based in London is set to launch in the capital this winter, as they look to challenge the likes of Kapten, Bolt and maybe even Uber (if they manage to get Transport for London’s licensing decision overturned).
The new ride-hailing firm, Wystle, says it has been granted “the longest licence to operate” in the capital by Transport for London (TfL), and will offer five different car categories.
The announcement comes on the day (14 September) Uber begin their latest legal battle against the capital’s regulators TfL, as the controversial company seeks to win back its operating licence.
Wystle say they are currently recruiting over 10,000 private hire drivers across Zone 1 – 6, as well as head office roles.
The company claims to be offering drivers on its platform the “lowest commission rate on the market” at 13%.
Harman Gabha, Founder of Wystle, said: “We’re very proud to bring you London’s first homegrown ride app. We are looking for the very best drivers to join us to launch the next generation of ride-hailing and help put London at the forefront of this industry. We want our drivers, and riders, to feel part of the journey with us!
“Wystle are here to stay and, unlike our competitors, being London owned and based gives us a unique understanding about what makes drivers and riders tick. We wanted to build not only an option for people to get around London but a whole experience for Londoners that offers everyone flexibility to their own schedule.”
Wystle car categories:
Wystle: the firm’s standard car category car.
Wystle +: larger vehicles that accommodate groups of up to 6 people.
Wystle Exec: an executive category.
Wystle Elite: an “elite category” of vehicles.
Wystle Select: the firm’s top tier category, offering luxury vehicles.