Chinese auto manufacturer Geely has introduced a service for customers to purchase cars online and get them delivered straight to their homes, in an attempt to drum up sales as the coronavirus epidemic prompts buyers to stay away from showrooms.
Other car manufacturers like Tesla, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have additionally begun to advertise merchandise heavily online in recent weeks as the health crisis intensified, and authorities warned individuals to stay away from public places.
Consumers can order and customize their automobiles on Geely’s website, it stated in a declaration. It will also offer test drives where potential customers will be capable of arranging a drive starting from their home in coordination with local dealerships.
The coronavirus has taken lives of 2,236 people and stricken over 75,400 in mainland China, and strict public health measures
Sales of passenger automobiles in China, the world’s largest auto market, fell 92% in the first 16 days of February compared with the same interval a year ago, data from one trade organization showed.
Victor Yang, a senior delegate at Geely, said promoting online sales will permit auto manufacturers to directly reach clients through sales and marketing and help them develop experience should they need to continue to do so in the future.
Geely, which is China’s most globally-acclaimed auto manufacturer because to its investment in Volvo and Daimler, stated that car production in February is around one-third of its usual month-to-month production; however, roughly 90% of staff will return to work by the end of this month, Yang stated, adding the auto manufacturer has purchased facial masks for workers and dealers.