Wunder Mobility, one of the world’s fastest-growing mobility technology companies, has made its largest-ever expansion into Latin America, where it is powering the innovative Kinto Share platform for Purdy Group, a globally recognized mobility leader in the automotive industry. The project marks a significant expansion by Wunder Mobility into a dynamic growth market for mobility innovation.
The cutting-edge Kinto Share platform and its popular app enable consumers throughout Costa Rica to access a “one-stop shop” for a variety of mobility solutions, including vehicle rentals, bus pickups, and electric scooters. This first-of-its-kind, multi-modal MaaS (Mobility as a Service) solution is expanding mobility options, lowering costs, and reducing ownership burdens for consumers throughout Costa Rica, a nation of 5 million people.
Like much of Latin America, Costa Rica is an ideal setting for the Kinto service, as it boasts high mobile phone adoption and concern for environmental sustainability, while also facing significant congestion and other mobility challenges.
“We are thrilled to expand in the Latin American market through this partnership with Purdy Group, one of the most storied automotive companies in the world,” said Melika Jahangiri, Wunder Mobility’s Vice President of Global Key Accounts and Head of Americas. “The Purdy name is synonymous with excellence in everything from sales, to service, to innovation, and we are proud to partner with them to make Kinto Share a resounding success in Costa Rica.”
Based in Hamburg, Germany, and with Americas headquarters in Los Angeles, Wunder Mobility is a leader in the global transition to sustainable mobility. Customers in 100 cities on six continents use Wunder technology, which provides technology and operational support to leading mobility firms. Wunder Mobility’s platform is linked to 1 million devices, with 100,000 vehicles using its technology.
The announcement furthers Wunder Mobility’s relationship with the pioneering Purdy Group, the fourth-oldest Toyota distributor in the world and one of Costa Rica’s biggest corporations.
“Kinto Share is one of the most advanced mobility tools available in the world today, furthering our reputation for sustainable, reliable, and customer-centric mobility innovation that is entirely COVID-safe,” said Jorge Guerra, Omnichannel Manager at Purdy Group. “Wunder Mobility has a rich understanding of mobility trends around the world. The team has the skill and versatility to quickly build great solutions that are customizable to meet our customers’ needs.”
Kinto General Manager Luis Diego Acuña said the platform will improve customers’ quality of life by creating a reliable, intuitive way to get from place to place, no matter how people decide to travel.
“We want to connect people and make their everyday lives easier by creating new mobility horizons,” Acuña said. “Kinto’s dependability, ease of use, and widespread benefits will help change the way people in Costa Rica move in their daily lives. We’re excited to continue on that journey with Wunder Mobility.”
About Wunder Mobility
Wunder Mobility is one of the world’s fastest-growing mobility technology companies, based in Germany. The company is providing turn-key solutions that enable companies and cities worldwide to provide clean, convenient, and accessible mobility. Companies, municipalities and operators in 100+ cities on six continents use the Wunder platform to launch and scale new mobility services, manage and finance fleets of shared vehicles, optimize daily operations and improve urban planning and traffic management. The company’s headquarters and engineering offices are located in Germany, with headquarters for the U.S. and the Americas in Los Angeles. Learn more at www.wundermobility.com.
About Purdy Group
Purdy Group is a business group dedicated to the automotive industry and value-added services that complement it. Purdy Group was founded on January 7, 1957 and since its inception, the organization has focused on implementing innovative and technological processes within its services. It is one of the Costa Rican companies that has a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ and is the only automotive company certified with the Essential Costa Rica country brand. Additionally, it was the first Carbon Neutral certified automotive company in Latin America and the only Carbon Neutral company in Costa Rica that has its own carbon sink.