SPAIN’S most popular car-pooling platform, Blablacar, is being sued by Spanish bus operator Confebus for creating ‘unfair competition’.
Confebus claim Blablacar have made enormous profits by skirting regulations.
But the French-based company rejects the charges, saying that it is ‘not a means of transport, but a social network that connects individual people who are traveling to the same place, only sharing travel costs’.
Blablacar takes a 10% commission from passengers, who find rides and pay drivers for their share of travel costs via the platform’s website.
A court date has been set for October 1.
The company hopes to avoid the same fate as taxi-style ride-sharing platform Uber, which was banned from operating in Spain in December 2014.