VIDEO: VOLKSWAGEN'S NEW ALL-ELECTRIC MOIA MINIBUSDate: 2017-12-08
The Volkswagen group's new mobility services company, MOIA, is embracing sustainable solutions for the future of mobility.
One of these solutions is the all-electric MOIA minibus; with fast-internet access, USB chargers and an all-electric motor. Next year MOIA is letting 200 of these tech-friendly minibuses lose in Hamburg.
With headquarters in Berlin, and under Volkswagen's umbrella, MOIA plans to pioneer the new world of mobility via more tailored transportation systems. "Our sights are set on becoming one of the global top players for mobility services in the medium term. To achieve that we will be seeking to attract the best minds and technology start-ups," Ole Harms, CEO of MOIA, says.
Volkswagen was not interested in the Uber/lyft ride-sharing trend, but now – with MOIA – Volkswagen is driving towards its evolution into becoming a globally leading provider of sustainable, optimized transportation.
Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen group says, "even though not everyone will still own a car in [the] future, MOIA can help make everyone a customer of our company in some way or another."
MOIA has a lot planned for the future, they want to fight the pollution and chaos caused by slow-moving traffic jams. They want to create better services for people and the company understands that better services mean better algorithms.
MOIA's next move is to take on holistic commuting by aiming to optimize and perfect the carpooling service. Their research involves talking to experts such as urban residents, cyclists, skaters, hackers and commuters, in order to understand what needs to change.