Uber may have left Singapore, but its unused cars are still here

A massive industrial yard in Jurong housing an estimated 1,000 unused cars, including those previously owned by Uber's Lion City Rentals.
A massive industrial yard in Jurong housing an estimated 1,000 unused cars, including those previously owned by Uber's Lion City Rentals.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Five years after Uber's Lion City Rentals started its explosive fleet expansion which flooded the market with thousands of unhired cars, many of its vehicles are still in cold storage.

Checks by The Straits Times revealed a massive industrial yard in Jurong housing an estimated 1,000 cars - the single largest collection of unused private-hire cars to date.

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