UK’s first car vending machine unveiled – and you can pay with your phone

It contains a brand-new Renault Zoe with a “pre-haggled” price of £16,000

Britain’s first contactless car vending machine has been unveiled by Auto Trader, offering motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a new car.

The bespoke vending machine, installed at Spitalfields Market, allows purchases of up to £21,000 via contactless payment using a smartphone.

Renault ZOE in contactless car vending machine (Image: Taylor Herring)
Renault ZOE in contactless car vending machine (Image: Taylor Herring)

It contains a brand-new Renault Zoe, which is one of the most searched for electric cars in the country, according to Auto Trader.

The vehicle comes with a “pre-haggled” price of £16,000 – down from the recommended retail price of £22,470.

Auto Trader said a team of six engineers spent three months designing and building the automatic car dispenser.

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