More providers of car subscriptions
Other car subscription providers that stand in comparison to Carvolution are rental companies. If you buy a car there, you usually get a used car. Rental companies have large fleets. If a car that is just standing around can be rented for a longer period of time, this is an advantage for the companies. As rental companies are experts in short-term rentals, i.e. holiday car rentals, they usually have a lot of kilometres. Therefore, car subscriptions of rental companies include many kilometres. But hardly anyone drives more than 5,000 kilometres a month in their daily life. For people who don't drive that much, most car subscriptions from classic rental companies such as Hertz Minilease or Sixts Seasonal Flat are overpriced, as they have no use for the many kilometres. Furthermore, many details have to be paid for additionally, such as the motorway toll sticker and home delivery is only possible to a limited exten
In a short time, many companies have been founded that are based on the Carvolution concept and also offer car subscriptions. The different car subscription providers have different focuses. Juicar, for example, only offers electric cars. Juicar comes from Alpiq, so interest in the power supply is very high. Carify has focused on working with a dealer and only offers stock vehicles and used cars. Some Carify car subscriptions include over 100,000 kilometres, so at first glance the costs seem very attractive. However, one should not forget that the car is used accordingly. However, Clyde, the spin-off of the Amag, has only a very limited choice of cars. This is because even there, only cars that did not make it onto the road in the classic sale or leasing process are included in the portfolio. In some cases, Clyde also has leasing returns.
Manufacturers are also involved in the market when it comes to car subscriptions. In comparison, however, they are rather expensive. Manufacturers want to counteract the declining brand loyalty and additionally attract new, much younger target groups to their brands. That's why they offer with their subscriptions that you can often change the model. This makes manufacturers' car subscriptions relatively expensive. Most manufacturers are currently still testing their concept in the USA or Germany. In Switzerland, Volvo is only present with its car subscription model.
SBB Green Class has a very exciting and comprehensive subscription package. In addition to the car, a GA (General Abonnement) is also part of the subscription. This is a clear niche product, because only those who use train and car on a daily basis will find the right solution here.