Alibaba will start selling cars in China from gigantic vending machines

Alibaba will start selling cars in China from gigantic vending machines

During the recent announcement that Ford and Alibaba were teaming up on a venture to enter China’s electric vehicle market, their statement emphasized that they planned to “explore new ways to redefine how consumers purchase and own vehicles.” Now we’ve got more details on that aspect of their strategy, with an announcement that they plan to open two fully automated vending-machine stores in January 2018 — one in Shanghai and another in Nanjing. The entire transaction is designed to be handled online, without any human interaction whatsoever. First, when you see a car you like on the street, take […]