Coronavirus has suspended the development of car sharing

Coronavirus has suspended the development of car sharing

July 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Car sales on the Internet are growing, but fears about health risks have stopped car sharing schemes in cities.

Car sharing is a key area that paused during the pandemic, said PSA Group CEO Alison Jones, considering health risks.

“We tried to share cars in cities. In a few months, depending on what happens to the pandemic, it may return. At the moment he is suspended; How do you disinfect a car while sharing cars? I am sure that we will find a way, and we will see the demand and respond to the wishes of customers, ”she said.

Speaking about the digital future of cars, Jones added that the pandemic has accelerated other areas of the PSA business, including the brands Citroën, DS, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall, such as online car sales.

“Peugeot has been online since 2017. We accelerated many of these developments [for all brands] when we went into lock mode, for example, offering a virtual inspection of the car. It’s convenient and safe, but we also know that there are customers who want to touch their vehicle before buying, and this is where retailers turn on, and digital and physical presence are mixed, ”Jones said.

Jones added that as the market returns to normal, it is not clear how long this situation will last. Conclusions can be made no earlier than the fourth quarter of this year. At the same time, Brexit will be held next year.