When Carvolution launched the car subscription on the Swiss market in 2018, the competition was not long in coming. Carvolution has grown enormously fast. Other providers have also entered the car subscription market. This blog post shows you the similarities and differences between Clyde, a subsidiary of AMAG, and Carvolution.
Both car subscription providers offer an all-round carefree solution in which insurance, taxes, registration, tyre change and service are included in a fixed monthly price.
Made in Switzerland
Both, the car subscription pioneer Carvolution and Clyde, are Swiss companies. Carvolution is headquartered in Bannwil, an idyllic village in the canton of Bern, while Clyde is based in the city of Zurich.
Variety of offers
The brands and models of Clyde and Carvolution partly overlap, with Carvolution offering the larger selection. While Carvolution predominantly focuses on new cars, Clyde mainly offers used cars. In addition, you should always pay attention to the different technical data and equipment (all-wheel drive, parking sensors, model year, cruise control, blind spot assistant, etc.) of the car models between suppliers.
Carvolution offers subscription periods between 3 - 48 months depending on the model and Clyde offers subscriptions between 1 - 48 months. Different KM packages are available for Carvolution (850 - 3’250 KM) and Clyde (250 - 4'000 KM). Both Clyde and Carvolution offer optional insurances for various damages or lower deductible costs. For a comparison between the offers, it is also important to choose comparable subscription configurations. In most cases, Clyde's low subscription prices are due to the relatively small KM package (250 KM per month) in the subscription configuration. The age limit for signing up for a subscription is 18 years for Carvolution, while it is 20 years for Clyde.
At Carvolution, you benefit from our friendly and competent customer service or the Carvolution app, where you can solve your concerns easily and flexibly. Whether you want to report a claim, adjust the kilometre package, view the terms and conditions and invoices, or call up information about your own tyre garage, everything can be found quickly. With Clyde, on the other hand, customer service must be notified first in many cases before changes or appointments can be made. Monthly adjustments to the kilometre package are possible at any time with Carvolution, while no flexible solution is currently offered with Clyde, as no app is available for subscription management.
Clyde is testing a charging flat rate in partnership with swisscharge.ch for its electric vehicles, whereby an unusually high use of the flat rate has consequences. Clyde reserves the right to charge the customer for the costs incurred plus a penalty fee. Carvolution, on the other hand, relies on partnerships with AVIA (fuel card with 5 Rp. / litre discount) and evpass (charging card with free membership in the 1st year, 5 Rp. / kWh discount). Through our partnership with myclimate, our customers also have the opportunity to use the fuel discount for CO2 offsets.
Which car subscription suits you?
In conclusion, you have to decide for yourself which car subscription better suits you. Which brand selection appeals to you more? How flexible do you want your mileage package to be? How important is a digital solution for you to clarify your car concerns? If you decide to join Carvolution with a car subscription, you will find an overview of our cars here. You can also find an overview of Carvolution and the car subscription here.