The first ten days of MOIA in Hamburg are certainly among the most intensive we have experienced so far. In the first ten days we had around 15,000 bookings. The number of booking requests was so large that today we would already be able to fill the 500 vehicles approved by the authorities with several passengers per trip. This confirms to us that Hamburg has been waiting for a service like MOIA.
But, at the same time, behind the scenes, we are also confronted with a legal conflict. A single taxi driver from Hamburg tried to stop the launch of MOIA. Today, a ruling was made by the Administrative Court of Hamburg.
Now things are clear. The taxi driver did not reach his ultimate goal of completely stopping MOIA. The decision of the Administrative Court states that we may initially expand the fleet to a maximum of 200 vehicles.
What happens now? We will file a complaint against this preliminary decision with the next higher authority and hope that the legality of the authority's approval will be confirmed there. We are still convinced that reliability, service quality, pooling ratio and thus the relief effects for traffic in the city will only increase with the size of the fleet. For example, a city-wide service is not yet possible with 200 vehicles.
Until the decision of the OVG has been made, we will be forced to stop expanding the fleet after 200 vehicles. However, our goal remains to expand the fleet as planned to offer you and Hamburg a further sustainable and at the same time high-quality service in order to create a traffic turnaround together.