MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group is introducing its comprehensive ride pooling concept. The self-designed MOIA car, that is fully electric and optimized for ride pooling services, will make its debut at TechCrunch in Berlin. The startup will also present its ride pooling ecosystem with the mission “One Million Cars off the Road” at the event.
MOIA ridepooling is a complete system that aims to reduce private transport and use streets more efficiently. The system consists of a customer app, which passengers use to book and pay for a MOIA. The app shows which cars are available and how much the ride will cost before a customer books a trip. A pooling algorithm groups passengers with similar destinations together in order to increase the capacity for each car and to avoid detours. A driver app and comprehensive fleet management complete the system.
The MOIA car is a fully electric car that provides space for up to six passengers to fit comfortably. The interior is designed to be spacious, with standalone seats and enough space to move around and reach each seat with ease. The car was developed and designed exclusively for ride pooling services – every ride should be comfortable. Each car also offers fast WiFi for passengers.
The car has a range of more than 300 kilometers according to WLTP-standard and can be charged up to 80 percent in about 30 minutes. The car will make its debut on the streets of Hamburg next year. MOIA has been testing its service in Hannover since October 2017 and continuously developing its components in real time.
MOIA is a 100% subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group. The company, based in Berlin, Hamburg, and Helsinki, develops its own mobility services, working together with cities and public transportation organizations.