Today, in Spain there are 65,973 taxi licenses compared to more than 13,000 VTC, according to the Ministry of Development. Madrid and Barcelona, the two largest cities in the country, have the largest number of licenses for concerted transport vehicles.
Although VTC licenses have been around for years – for vehicles such as limousines or hearse – it was when companies like Uber and Cabify stormed the market. market taking advantage of a legal vacuum, when their number began to grow. Last year, the figure skyrocketed thanks to several court rulings that released the pending concessions of years ago that had been blocked by the autonomous communities.