Geely brings in drones to avoid contact when delivering keys

Time 11:07 am, March 23, 2020

It was where the current coronavirus crisis started – and now the keys to new cars are being delivered to people’s homes there via drone.

Geely Auto in China has expanded its online buying service – launched in February and which includes the option of contactless delivery – by bringing in the drone service that delivers the keys to customers’ doors or balconies.

Could it take off here? It’s certainly something for UK dealers to consider as they react and adapt to the pandemic that’s causing shockwaves to the industry.

Geely has shifted 10,000 vehicles since launching the online buying service, with a further 100,000 possible buyers registering their interest.

Victor Yang, Geely Auto vice-president, said: ‘Geely Auto’s constant change to market requirements and consumer concerns is the driving force behind Geely’s continued success in the Chinese market.’

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Darren is a staff writer for Car Dealer parent company Blackball Media. He has been writing about cars for eight years and tests all the latest models on sale, with previous experience at Car Throttle and DriveTribe.

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