Car Vending Machine Trialed In London With Renault Zoe Inside

Britain’s first contactless car vending machine was recently launched in London courtesy of Auto Trader, giving people the chance to buy a brand new vehicle on the spot.

The installation allows for purchases of up to £21,000 ($25,495) and is of course “haggle-free”, meaning you can just buy and go. It took a team of six engineers three months to design and build the contactless car dispenser, which features a custom-made point of sale system, a key release function, integrated payment and door release mechanism.

Inside is a brand new Renault Zoe, one of the most sought-after electric cars in Britain – in the past month alone there have been nearly half a million (463,277) searches for electric vehicles on Auto Trader.

The Zoe costs £16,000 (RRP of £22,470), a sum that has already been agreed with the dealer. Reportedly, nearly 7 in 10 Brits think that if cars were sold online, pricing would be “clearer and more consistent”.

Also read: Ford Launched A Gigantic Car Vending Machine In China

“Buying a brand-new car is an exciting experience, but it can often be tarnished by anxiety around haggling and knowing whether you’re looking at the right price,” said a spokesperson for Auto Trader. “So today we’re showcasing a real-life version on what can be found on Auto Trader; brand new cars at transparent pre-haggled prices that you can drive away today.”

“The only difference is that this Renault Zoe can be purchased at the touch of a card, testing London car buyers’ appetite for electric cars as well as a more instant purchasing future.”

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  • Quadra

    Sorry, but this looks like the old one, not “the brand new”

    • yomama

      the article says “a brand new” not “the brand new”

  • Ben

    Its not a vending machine if it doesn’t get stuck after you pay for it.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Imagine rocking this one to unstick it.


    • yomama

      Yes, car dealerships are a much better use of space…. smfh

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