Press release

Together for the traffic turnaround: MOIA shares charging infrastructure with Hamburg's electric taxis

  • MOIA and Hansa-Taxi launch four-month pilot project for shared charging infrastructure
  • Ten electric taxis can charge at MOIA's hub in Horn, Germany
  • Cooperation promotes electrification of transport

Hamburg, 11 July 2022 - The ridepooling service MOIA and the taxi agency Hansa-Taxi have launched a cooperation for shared charging infrastructure, creating synergies for a successful traffic turnaround. During a four-month pilot project, ten electric taxis from different members of Hansa-Taxi can use MOIA's charging infrastructure at the hub in Horn. The five participating taxi companies have round-the-clock access to one of the fast-charging stations. The charging time is about 20 to 30 minutes. A charging app set up for the pilot project shows taxi drivers whether the charging station is available. Authentication for the charging process and billing also take place via the app.

Jens-Michael May, CEO of MOIA Operations: "Since 2019, MOIA has gained extensive experience in setting up and operating a decentralized charging infrastructure. It is important to us to contribute our expertise and infrastructure in order to create synergies for a successful traffic turnaround through joint usage. We are pleased to be able to offer a charging option for Hamburg's electric taxis as part of our cooperation with Hansa-Taxi and to jointly advance the electrification of transport."

Thomas Lohse, CEO of Hansa-Taxi: "The future of Hamburg's taxi fleets is electric. Promoting and accelerating the traffic turnaround among our members is a central concern of Hansa-Taxi. The joint pilot project with MOIA is another building block on the road to broad electrification of Hamburg's taxi fleets."

After the four-month test phase, MOIA and Hansa-Taxi will jointly evaluate the pilot project. If all parties involved rate the implementation and progress as positive, the partners plan to expand the cooperation and integrate further functions, such as a reservation option for the usage of the charging stations.

Among the electric taxis are also three accessible taxis of the company Nissen Taxen GmbH / Rolli Express, which can use the charging infrastructure of MOIA as announced in the scope of the project "Future Taxi" of the Hamburg Authority for Transport and Mobility Turnaround.

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About MOIA
MOIA is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. The company develops mobility services in Berlin and Hamburg and works in partnership with cities and local public transport operators. MOIA is currently developing and implementing a ridesharing system to avoid individual car traffic and use the road infrastructure more efficiently. Cities are relieved of congestion, noise and emissions. MOIA started its ridesharing in Hanover in summer 2018, followed by Hamburg on April 15, 2019, the first city with over a million inhabitants. Together with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Argo AI, MOIA is currently developing and testing autonomous ridepooling in a pilot project in Hamburg. The goal is to develop an autonomous, internationally scalable ridepooling system by 2025.


Christoph Ziegenmeyer
Head of Communications PR and Public Affairs
Jennifer Langfeldt
PR Manager