#158, Electric car subscription: savvy one-stop shopping

James Raia

Car subscription services are ideal for drivers who wish to avoid the paperwork and permanency of owning a vehicle.

Convenience, flexibility, and value are key attractions to car subscription company services offered by T4L, Inc., and several other regional and national companies.

The concept is the latest trend in the automobile industry. It caters to drivers who don’t have the time or desire for the details of buying a vehicle but need transportation.

Car subscription services are ideal for drivers who wish to avoid the paperwork and permanency of owning a vehicle.
Car subscription services are ideal for drivers who wish to avoid the paperwork and permanency of owning a vehicle.

Allen Witters, the CEO of T4L, headquartered in Naples, Fla., is our guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast.

Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia discuss with Witters the new industry and the ideas behind the need for some to consider a car subscription.

T4L membership prices range from about $600 to $2,270 per month for cars in the company’s electric vehicle-only fleet. The fee is inclusive: insurance, taxes and registration to vehicle swap.

Car Subscripti0n: All-In-On Transaction

Full maintenance — tires, brakes, batteries, wiper blades, vehicle refresh and software updates, charging, roadside service support — are also provided as is priority concierge services.

Prospective T4L car subscription members can build and request a vehicle. Once a vehicle has been configured and requested, a T4L concierge contacts every enrollee and provides membership, subscription, vehicle selection, deposit and delivery expectations.

Vehicle delivery is expected within 90 days and all cars arrive fully charged and with a T4L new membership kit and a membership app.

“As auto customers continue to explore the growing mobility market, service-related offerings are becoming more in demand,” said Witters. “Our members will enjoy easier vehicle access, a better overall dollar value, a hassle-free transportation experience, and best-in-class customer service.”

The car subscription model has also been introduced in other regions of the country, some catering to higher-end vehicles, others to the expanding EV industry.

Subscription car service companies are hoping for increased market shares, with consumers considering depreciation, dealer fees, interest rates, maintenance and other monetary and convenience factors.

Auto subscriptions are not only all-inclusive, consumers using vehicles only when they need them is an environmentally savvy concept people embrace.

“We believe this is priceless to someone who is passionate about electric vehicles,” said Witters. “The trend is the result of consumers uncertain about a new purchase in uncertain times.”

For more information, visit https://t4l.me.

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Article Last Updated: November 23, 2020.

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