WORLD FIRST CONTACTLESS CAR VENDING MACHINE LAUNCHED IN UK

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You’re probably thinking, “but my bank only gives me a £30 contact-less limit, that’s 667 taps for a £20,000 car”….

The installation in London’s Spitalfields Market has been created by Auto Trader, to illustrate its unique pre-haggled prices and transparent price offering, plus allow motorists a chance to buy a brand new car via contact less payment on their smartphones.

A new study by the brand of 2,000 British motorists found over 9 in 10 Brits (92%) admitted they are bad at haggling when it comes to buying a car and 89% said they find haggling embarrassing and uncomfortable.

In fact, haggling on prices (41%) topped their list of anxieties about buying a new car, along with hidden costs (39%), worrying about making the wrong decision (28%) and having to wait a long time to receive a car after buying it (25%).

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The bespoke contactless vending machine system, allows purchases of up to £21,000, showcasing how consumers can “buy and go” without having to worry about any haggling on the price.

A team of six engineers spent three months designing and building the contactless car dispenser. A custom-made point of sale system and key release function was created, alongside an integrated payment and door release mechanic.

The installation features a brand-new Renault Zoe by Lookers Motor Group, which is one of the most searched for electric cars in the country, according to search data from Auto Trader. In just the past month, there have been nearly half a million searches for electric vehicles (463,277).

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The vehicle comes with a price of £16,000 (RRP of £22,470) that has already been agreed with the dealer, meaning drivers don’t need to worry about trying to get the best price themselves. The price reflects the significant discounts buyers can find on new cars with Auto Trader’s pre-haggled prices. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) of Brits believe that if cars were sold online, pricing would have to be clearer and more consistent.

The popularity of the Renault Zoe shows drivers ever-increasing concerns around the environment. There has been an astonishing 60% rise in electric car registrations over the past year. Three-quarters of Brits (74%) would consider driving an electric car today, with nearly 4 in 5 Brits (78%) now admitting to being concerned about their carbon footprint when it comes to buying a new car.

Now if you’re nearby, go take a look and if you have a spare £16,000 for a car, save it, the Tesla Model 3 is coming soon!

What if I wanted to test drive it…Do they accept Amex…

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