MOIA began its test operation in Hamburg with a launch at City Hall, where the programme’s all-new electric vehicles were unveiled. But these black and yellow vehicles will soon became a familiar site on Hamburg’s streets as MOIA launched the public service in April 2019 with around 100 vehicles and it has only grown since then!
MOIA provides Hamburg with a reliable app-based ride-sharing option, improving mobility, optimizing infrastructure usage, and generally reducing the use of private vehicles within the city. By partnering with local government authorities and transportation companies to offer this integrated mobility, MOIA hopes to improve traffic-induced urban problems, such as congestion, air and noise pollution, and public space lost to cars. Expansion requests have already been made by dozens of cities throughout the world.
The vehicles, which have a capacity of 150 kilowatts, are housed and charged at depots in Niendorf and Horn, and operating times are initially planned for 5 a.m. – 1 a.m., Monday – Wednesday and around the clock Thursday – Sunday.