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The automotive industry has had a turbulent year. In addition to fundamental obstacles such as the ongoing semiconductor bottleneck and delivery difficulties, manufacturers are facing the growing and changing needs of drivers. The future of the automotive industry is shaped by electric cars, digitalisation and sustainability. This is probably why the concept of car subscription is one of the most significant trends of the coming years.

E-mobility on the rise

One trend that is already in full swing is the shift to electric and hybrid powered vehicles. As concerns about environmental issues such as climate change and pollution continue to grow, consumers are increasingly looking for alternative forms of transport. Electric and hybrid cars emit significantly less greenhouse gases and other pollutants than traditional internal combustion vehicles. Despite these facts, some customers are still hesitant to switch to electric mobility. This is also confirmed by Léa Miggiano, co-founder of Carvolution: "Range, charging options and price are the decisive points why some still decide against it". A study by Deloitte also confirms this - consumers put off buying electric vehicles because of the price and range. But progress can be seen in these matters as well. According to the TCS, the long-term operating costs of newly registered electric cars are lower than those of conventional combustion cars. In addition, subsidies or support programmes in favour of electromobility are being implemented in eleven cantons. The infrastructure around charging options is also growing steadily in Switzerland. The concerns are therefore unfounded. Carvolution customers can easily charge their electric cars at almost 3,000 evpass charging stations. But there are also more and more charging points for electric cars in car parks and shopping centres. This is also necessary, because every fourth new car sold in 2022 will have to be charged from the grid. If you look at the figures for the best-selling new cars in Switzerland, a clear message emerges there as well. In the last two years, the Tesla Model Y, an all-electric SUV sedan, has been the lone front-runner. If you want to learn more about the current electric trends, you can find more information in this article.

Artificial intelligence in German vehicles

Another trend, albeit still in its early stages, is AI-equipped vehicles that allow autonomous driving. While fully autonomous vehicles (level 5) have yet to see widespread use, limited autonomous driving (level 3) is looking better. German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has installed an autopilot in its recently unveiled electric S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The so-called "Drive Pilot" feature allows the driver to leave control to the car on suitable roads. However, this is only on routes with speeds of up to 60 km/h. Even though the use of autonomous driving is still limited, the next step in development has already been taken.

Digital shopping experience as standard

The pandemic of the last few years has permanently changed the shopping behaviour of Swiss people. Even though the change from analogue to digital has already taken place at a good pace, the last few years have given an even more significant push towards digitalisation. This is also the case in the automotive sector. The number of car dealerships has declined noticeably. Since car buyers now have a new, easier way to purchase a car from home thanks to the push in online retailing, they no longer necessarily have to go to the dealer or brand representative. On the contrary, digital solutions are increasingly becoming the standard.

On, customers can easily order a new car online with just a few clicks. If direct contact is desired, the Carvolution team can be reached via chat, telephone +41 62 531 25 25 or e-mail at the standard times. Of course, customers can also inspect their new car on site in idyllic Bannwil, provided it is in stock there.

The car subscription is here to stay

According to a study by the CAR Institute, by 2030 40% of new cars will no longer be bought or leased, but will be delivered to customers as a car on subscription. Prof. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer of the CAR Institute in Duisburg explains why the concept of owning a car on subscription is gaining popularity so quickly as follows: "The car subscription is simple, transparent and cost-effective for the customer," Prof. Dudenhöffer told Handelsblatt. The benefit of the car becomes central, with ownership moving into the background.

A car subscription means everything about your car is included: from insurance, registration, taxes, service, maintenance, tyres and the first toll sticker, everything is included except the fuel of your choice. You neither bear the financial risk, nor do you have to deal with a lot of negotiations at the car dealer or the insurance company. What's more, you can travel flexibly with the car that suits your needs and manage the subscription conveniently from the Carvolution app. Worrying about the car is a thing of the past.

The Swiss car subscription provider Carvolution offers around 50 different models of various brands. Customers can choose whether they want to subscribe to their new car for only 3 months or up to 4 years. Apart from fuel or charging costs and any fines, all car-related costs are included.

Trends show a clear direction

The global automotive industry is undergoing significant changes that are also noticeable in Switzerland. For example, the shopping experience is increasingly digital. Even the car trade is increasingly shifting to digital platforms. Elsewhere, sustainable drives are in such demand that even electric cars are among the bestsellers. And among the Swiss, the simple, flexible and inexpensive car subscription model from Carvolution is becoming increasingly popular. For example, you can also try out the ever-improving selection in electric mobility without making a long-term commitment. If you would like to learn more about the car subscription, you can find more helpful information or media articles here.

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