by Lombard Odier

Could car subscription services disrupt the auto industry?

Patrick McGee Reporting, San Franscico Correspondent, FT

Car subscription services, an alternative to owning or leasing a car, are gathering speed. As the FT’s Patrick McGee explains, it could hugely disrupt the traditional car ownership model. But not only that, the combination of subscription models, 3D-printed cars made from recyclable materials, and the growth of electric vehicles could form the building blocks of a genuine circular economy for the car industry.

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