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Uber Drivers Lose Suit Over ‘Racist’ U.K. Environmental Fee

  • Drivers challenged London mayor’s congestion charge demand
  • Black-cab drivers don’t have to pay charge to operate in city
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A group of Uber Technologies Inc. drivers lost a London lawsuit where they said a new fee to operate in the city center amounts to race discrimination.

The drivers said London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s demand that they pay a congestion charge was unfair because it didn’t apply to the capital’s traditional black cabs. Most cab drivers are white, while about 94% of those affected by the charge are from minority backgrounds. Khan said the charge aimed to make journeys quicker and air cleaner.