The taxi sector in Tenerife It has been one of the biggest losers by the coronavirus pandemic, whose fleet works at 50 percent due to excess licenses. However, one of the most immediate consequences of the russian invasion in ukraine has been the fuel price.
The president of Elite Taxi, Miguel Ojeda, declared this Wednesday before the microphones of COPE Canarias that the island’s taxi drivers are already raising protests in the municipalities of Tenerife due to the rise in gasoline prices in the Archipelago.
“As this continues, we will have to say again that we are doomed to ruin. We must remember that in Santa Cruz we continue to work at 50 percent due to the excess of the licenses, but even so, what we achieve with the regulation is being eaten by the diesel consumption of the vehicles”, he assures.
Likewise, the spokesman affirms that “we are talking about an expense of one thousand euros per month that we cannot assume. For this reason, we are already in contact with taxi drivers from the rest of the island to adopt pressure measures against the regional government, since it is unfeasible to continue refueling at these prices. First, we are going to use the path of dialogue, but if it is not possible, we will take 2,500 taxi drivers to the streets, since right now we are making half the cash that we were before the coronavirus.”