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Simply because the fuel cost is only a very small part of the total cab fee and at least until recently, when taxis had mechanically coupled taxameters, it would probably have been much more expensive taking fuel consumption into account than what anyone could have gained by doing so. The major part of the cab fee, perhaps as much as 80-90%, covers the ...


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i have never been in a country where the taxi fare changed depending on the number of passengers. If there are seatbelts for 3 passengers, you can take 3 passengers. Some countries charge for bags, others only if there are a lot of bags or the driver handles them. In general, the weight of the passengers is rather small compared to the weight of the ...


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That is 600 lbs (~ 43 stone) more than the original ride for 1 person. Quite a significant increase, which has got to affect the fuel consumption of that taxi cab noticeably. You are mistaken there. The weight of the car is really a very minor part of the fuel consumption and an even more minor part of the total costs of running a car. So for ...


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Surcharges for Extra Passengers Here are two counterexamples. In both Italy and France, if I recall correctly, taxis charge extra when the number of passengers require one to seat on the front seat next to the driver. Furthermore, a surcharge can be applied when the customer requires a car with more than 5 seats (including the driver). Note that the concept ...


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Even in the UK there can be additional cost of additional passengers. This is from guildford council's Taxi Fare Procedure (http://www.guildford.gov.uk/media/14270/Item-4-1---Hackney-Carriage-Fares-App-1---Taxi-Fares-Procedurepdf/pdf/pdf15_1.pdf): In addition to the charge per mile, we will apply an extra charge for each passenger carried in excess of ...


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For an overview of prices in Europe: http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/adac-im-einsatz/motorwelt/benzinpreis_ausland.aspx http://www.avd.de/wissen/infothek/rund-um-den-kraftstoff/benzinpreise-in-europa/preise-fuer-superkraftstoff http://www.anwb.nl/vakantie/reisvoorbereiding/brandstofprijzen-europa (Dutch) http://www.fuel-prices-europe.info/ (English) For ...


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As for France, you can have a look at this governmental site which gives you petrol prices depending on your location and type of fuel : http://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/ You can even set your itinerary and see which gas stations you'll encounter along the way : http://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/itineraire/


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Super 95 prices per liter for February 2015: France: 1.37 EUR Netherlands: 1.63 EUR Belgium: 1.40 EUR Germany: 1.38 EUR Italy: 1.65 EUR At least for Germany I can confirm the prices are still the same right now (end of March 2015). source: http://autotraveler.ru/en/spravka/old/fuel-price-in-europe-02_2-2015.html


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In reality, the meter makes it hard. We have the technology, but it most countries Taxis are highly regulated, and you pay for the car by the meter. Published notices display the fare and tariff structure. This is generally law, however you can come to an arrangement with the driver and have the meter off. In Australia, there are small differences between ...


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Anecdotal advice: If you're heading to the German Alps, note that fuel prices can be noticeably cheaper in Austria. It could be worthwhile driving across the border for several km if filling-up. (In some places this is possible without driving on an autobahn.) Separately: familiarise yourself with European road-tax schemes. For example, Austria requires ...


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In Israel they have service taxi and special taxi (taxi = monit) ... while the special taxi are just as it's common in Europe (occasionally Mercedes even) - those service taxi work a little different: they just drive around and try to pick up people from bus stops, along the way - while several passengers share the cost of the travel, all having a similar ...



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