Initially, around 15.000 additional users will be admitted – in addition to the 3,500 test users of the previous service test with 35 minibuses. Moia to gradually increase the number of users and vehicles. By the end of 2020, half of the fleet in hanover will be electric, and by the end of 2022 this will apply to all minibuses.
For some time now, the classic car manufacturers have been preparing for the battle with major ride service platforms such as uber. Daimler with car2go and BMW with drivenow have been the top dogs in carsharing in germany for years. VW also wants to enter the carsharing market, according to earlier statements by brand sales chief jurgen stackmann.
"Hanover is the first city in which we want to become an integral part of public mobility," said moia boss ole harms. Passengers can order their moia vehicle to a virtual stop near them via app. A special algorithm ensures that passengers with a similar route are picked up en route. In hamburg, moia launches in the first months of 2019. The cab industry in particular has strong reservations about the company.