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Car Subscription – An Alternative to Buying a Car

ZAP’s car subscription is even more unique as it allows subscribers to rent out their cars on the Zoomcar platform and earn more money.

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The main highlight of a car subscription remains the no down payment clause. VOA

The dream of buying a car has many obstacles nowadays. The financing leads to a liability that lasts for years and rising new car prices ensure that this situation will not change. At the same time, the cars are getting better and public transport remains stagnant. Owning a car opens up all the freedom and mobility in the world and is a lifestyle upgrade that cannot be ignored. So how does one aspire to get a car while also maintaining some economic stability? Based on the shared economy principles, Zoomcar Associate Program or ZAP’s car subscription allows interested customers to enjoy all the privileges of owning a car – by just paying a flat monthly fee. Learn more about this option that thousands across India are enjoying.

Total Convenience and the Cost-Saving Virtues of Car Subscription

So why are people starting to consider car subscription as a serious option? One of the reasons is the effortless relationship that one has with the vehicle. Those who subscribe a car with ZAP do not have to worry about the car maintenance at all. That is a lot of money saved in the long run. A servicing request can be facilitated on the app and a team of mechanics will come pick the car up and return it once the job is done. In addition, car subscription also takes care of the insurance costs – subscribers do not have to spend a single rupee there.

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Choose from multiple payment options

Of course, the main highlight of a car subscription remains the no down payment clause. Down payments can amount to a large chunk of money, depending on the car model and other finance factors. A few lakhs in the pocket makes a huge difference. Car subscriptions allow customers to invest their money somewhere else and improve their personal finances rather than give away their savings for a car.

The Time Factor

A car subscription is perfectly suited for those are in the city for just a short term. They can enjoy owning a car without having to buy one and when they are done with their stint, getting rid of the car is a simple process. This is because ZAP’s car subscription comes in different tenures. The shortest is six months and it can go up to two or three years too.

This flexibility in subscription tenures also allows people to change their cars more often. From hatchbacks to sedans and SUVs, they get to choose from the best models that are available currently on Indian roads.

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Sharing helps in saving the monthly rent fee

Subscribe and Earn

ZAP’s car subscription is even more unique as it allows subscribers to rent out their cars on the Zoomcar platform and earn more money. This makes a lot of sense as there will be times when the car is not being used. Rather than have it sit idle, the car subscriber can share it with others for something in return. One can save up to 70% of their monthly fees by using this exclusive feature.

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The car subscription model takes care of all the concerns that one may have. It allows individuals and families to save more money while they also get to relish the pleasures of having an independent and private transport. Consider a subscription now.

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eSim in Car Set to Jazz up Your Weekend Road Trips

eSIMs have already been chosen by the European Commission to form a part of in-car emergency call systems

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Here are some top recommendations for your next best road trip in this season of Monsoon. Pixabay

In October 2013, GSMA which is the mobile network operators’ trade body worldwide, revealed it was developing a new kind of SIM that could be soldered in place and then programmed to connect to a chosen carrier remotely.

GSMA called this the embedded SIM, or eSIM for short, which has potential for several “connected” devices like smartwatches, smartphones, homes — and cars.

Several automakers came forward to back this move, like General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan, Scania and Volvo Cars.

The Cloud-connected virtual eSIMs would enable automakers remotely provision connectivity over the air to vehicles with an operator of their choice.

These were to deliver a range of in-vehicle services such as infotainment, real-time navigation, insurance and breakdown services, as well as telematics and remote diagnostics.

Hyundai has come with an inbuilt Vodafone-Idea eSIM card for its compact SUV called Venue. The SUV does not need the user’s smartphone to connect to plethora of options like entertainment, navigation and emergency response etc.

MG Motors has entered the race with an SUV named Hector. It is supposed to launch in India in the latter half of the year.

How does an eSIM work and what does it offer?

There has been a slot for standard SIM cards available in some cars but it always had disadvantages like high and low temperatures within cars, exposure to different weather conditions, corrosion and constant vibration from the engine and road conditions.

Standard SIMs can also only connect to a single network at a time, reports whatphone.com.

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eSIMs address many of these problems as they are directly soldered into the car making them more secure and resistant to the adverse conditions within vehicles.

The car owners can swap between networks and use the eSIM for different purposes without having to change cards.

“With embedded LTE solutions, car manufacturers can offer high-speed, low latency connectivity and a suite of advanced services and features that enhance ‘on the road’ experiences for both drivers and passengers,” the cyber security firm Gemalto wrote in a blog post.

Users can enjoy simultaneous embedded voice and data services, allowing one passenger to search online for the best nearby restaurant while another passenger calls for a reservation.

Embedded eSIMs identify individual vehicles, encrypt communications and ensure secure global connectivity for smart vehicle systems including eCall emergency solutions, vehicle telematics, navigation and more.

eSIMs have already been chosen by the European Commission to form a part of in-car emergency call systems.

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This means all cars manufactured from 2018 were required to have an eSIM that can perform emergency functions, especially in relation to breakdowns and crashes via machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology.

“In the future, secure Cloud-based service enablement and next generation features such as secure ID-based ignition, integrated NFC and mobile wallet applications will further contribute to convenience for drivers and passengers,” Gemalto added.

According to GSMA, eSIMs would help car manufacturers offer any type of in-car connected service through a single SIM, which can be provisioned with the profile of a mobile operator once the car is shipped, as well as at the end of a contract — without the SIM needing to be changed. (IANS)