Would you buy a car from a vending machine? - SupChina

Would you buy a car from a vending machine?

Alibaba announced it will bring car vending machines to China by the end of this year.

This concept video released by the company shows how the process will work:

First, customers browse through a selection of vehicles on their mobile phone.

Then, after they finish making their choice and paying the down payment, a car will be delivered from the vending machine to the ground floor.

“It will make buying cars as easy as buying a can of Coke,” the ecommerce company said.

The concept of selling cars in a vending machine is not new.

Secondhand car dealer Autobahn Motors opened a car vending machine in Singapore in May 2017.

The 15-floor tower is able to house 60 luxury cars.

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Jia Guo

Jia Guo is from the coastal city of Qingdao. She has an M.A. in multimedia journalism from NYU and has worked at Facebook and Bloomberg TV in New York City.