Hyderabad: Germany-based Wunder Mobility is expanding its presence in India and is projecting a growth of 200 per cent in its revenues year-on-year with its carpooling and fleet management services. The company which is operating in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru plans to enter into other major metros in the next one year including Hyderabad.
The SaaS (Software as a Service) mobility company focused on future-oriented mobility is striving to create, deploy and scale technologies that connect communities with end-to-end mobility services. The company operates in Philippines and Brazil besides India. There are one million users globally. The company also plans to re-launch its services in Germany this year.
The company’s services include smart shuttles, fleet management (car, bike, and scooter), and carpooling. Started originally in 2014 as a ride-hailing company in Hamburg in Germany, the company later decided to build a peer-to-peer product for carpooling in developing markets. Wunder Carpool was launched in India in 2017. The platform is helping users to securely connect, schedule and manage their daily commute with other users travelling in the same direction.
Vivek Kumar, manager-India Market, Wunder Carpool, told Telangana Today, “We have about 4 lakh users in India and are growing at a rate of 40 per cent month-on-month in the last one year. Of the 4 lakh users, 35 per cent are vehicle owners while the remaining are passengers. We are eyeing big opportunities especially in urban India. Given the existing issues of high traffic congestion and vehicular pollution in Indian cities, our vision is to position ourselves as a sustainable and eco-friendly mobility option.”
The company is also utilising domain expertise and advocacy to build a healthy carpooling culture within India. And to this end, Wunder intends to work with the various State Governments, Central Government and corporates to deploy new-age mobility solutions facilitating smart cities and campuses.
On the safety aspects, Vivek says, “We make sure that the vehicle owners submit their driving licence details and government identification. We also have features that ensure safety for women users. We believe in building a safe community-based mobility solution to urban commutation. We also want to address the pollution burden on cities. We have achieved 20,000 kg CO2 emissions reduction in Delhi alone, last month.”
To reduce friction among users, last minute cancellation is charged via the platform, and group chat is enabled on the platform as well as social media groups for better communication and coordination for those carpooling.