The Volkswagen brand will be offering its customers carsharing services in future. The WE customer platform will be rolling out various vehicle-on-demand services, in particular carsharing, in Germany in 2019.
These services are to be extended to major cities in Europe, North America, and Asia as early as 2020.
Apart from carsharing, vehicle-on-demand services can include what are known as micro-mobility solutions. Volkswagen recently presented progressive e-mobile solutions for urban centers with the I.D. Cityskater and the I.D. Streetmate study.
Going forward, vehicle-on-demand services from the WE customer platform, which could also be used to provide services such as a parking app or location based vouchering, are also designed to complement the mobility solutions offered by MOIA. MOIA’s products focus above all on ride-hailing and carpooling services.
The vehicle-on-demand services available on the Volkswagen WE platform will be managed by UMI Urban Mobility International GmbH, Berlin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG led by CEO Philip Reth. UMI began operating this year with a team of approximately 30.