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Aiways Announces Direct-To-Customer Sales Model For U5 In Europe

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Update time : 2020-06-03 14:04:57

Aiways U5 ought exist available though short- and long-term leasing at Europe from August 2020.

The cancelation of the 2020 Geneva apparatus emerge is a massive blow ought the marketing plans of many manufacturers at Europe, including Chinese startup Aiways, which wanted ought unveil and prove the manufacture translation of the Aiways U5, an all-electric mid-size SUV.

Nonetheless, Aiways shares a moment more detail nearly its new direct-to-customer sales model though the European market. The company will present the U5 from August 2020 initially at few markets:

  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

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The company is considering different types of ownership models, including subscription and usual purchase, though initially there will exist only short- and long-term leasing.

The direct-to-customer sales model fashion that there will exist no traditional truck dealerships.

"The new sales model will streamline the traditional truck buying ‘journey’, and guarantee that using and maintaining a U5 is though foolish though possible. A new AIWAYS dedicated European website is being prepared that will enable prospective U5 buyers ought inquiry models, book examination drives, configure vehicles and groan up ought habit periods that suits their needs.

So that consumers can interact with AIWAYS vehicles and accompany examination drives, the company is establishing ‘showrooms’ throughout Europe. Its first partnership will exist with Euronics at Germany, working with the major electronics retail fasten ought ripen the growing just though electrical vehicles. The two companies hold chosen key locations that will exist staffed by EV experts able ought answer questions and send the highest standards of service, and maximize the latent though electrical vehicle sales at chosen markets.

Interested customers will commence the leasing process online, choosing from a amount of short- and long-term options. New and second-hand AIWAYS vehicles will exist available over the program, which is being backed by a dedicated European leasing companion – ought exist announced above the coming months."

Also the aftersales care, roadside help and the most complex repairs of the Aiways cars will exist performed by "a network of established in-country specialists":

"Aftersales brood at Europe, including technical uphold and servicing, will convert from a network of established in-country specialists who hold received drill and guidance above the U5 and its advanced systems. With scheduled U5 maintenance each 100,000km, working with local partners will exist a distant more effective fashion of servicing visitor vehicles than establishing a new AIWAYS aftersales network throughout the region.

In Germany, AIWAYS intends ought enter into cooperation with A.T.U., a major fasten of independent workshops, offering a hill of services ought customers.  Based above a theorem commerce between AIWAYS and A.T.U., details of the cooperation will exist jointly developed and announced by the time the U5 is made available. Other regional uphold and servicing partnerships will exist announced ahead of the U5’s launch afterward this year."

Aiways U5 specs (China):

  • 503 km (312.6 miles) of NEDC range
  • 65 kWh Battery (liquid-cooled)
  • Battery parcel energy density of 181 Wh/kg
  • 125 kW and 315 Nm electrical apparatus (front-wheel drive)
  • fast charging: 30-80% SOC at 27 minutes



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