It’s Rob here, founder and CEO of Evezy. We’ve had amazing growth in the last 12 months. We’ve seen subscriber numbers go through the roof and we would like to thank you for being a part of the journey. As such we’ve had a bunch of challenges which we’ve overcome and in the spirit of transparency we want to share them with you. More importantly, we want to share some of the exciting developments we’ll be launching soon and get your feedback!
Over the last 12 months, we have been growing rapidly; we now have over 1,100 subscribers and hundreds of vehicles arriving in the next few months alone! We currently have just over 600 customers on our waiting lists across all models. Our average waiting time will be coming down quickly with the orders arriving and we realise we need to get better at communicating this to you. From tomorrow we will have the estimated time until delivery for all cars on our website. If you are on the waiting list then we will be emailing you frequently to update you on your position, starting with an email tomorrow.
What updates do we have in the pipeline?
New vehicles - we have 4 brand new models that will be available on our website in the coming two months. More information will follow once we have delivery dates confirmed.
Handsfree unlock - we currently have a new feature in R&D which would allow your vehicle to unlock automatically when you walk up to it, without getting your phone out of your pocket.
Additional mileage - we will be offering packages for more monthly miles in the coming weeks, for those of you who drive more than 1,000 miles a month.
European travel - we are doing final tests and expect it to be an available bolt-on in March. The delays have been organising European breakdown cover, ensuring nothing changes with Brexit and looking at the changes we’d need to make for local regulations.
Salary sacrifice scheme - from April, we are introducing the option to subscribe to an Evezy car through your employer. With a 0% benefit-in-kind rate from April, this is an effective way for both you and your employer to save even more money. Let your employer know you want it and have them get in touch with us!
How our business model works
In case you have been wondering how we can offer more flexibility than a lease at a comparable price, I’d like to share how our business model works. We buy cars in bulk, directly from the car manufacturers. Bulk buying allows us to negotiate conditions that would not be achieved by an individual or even a leasing company. This enables us to pass on the low subscription prices to you. This also means you will only ever have a monthly commitment, as the finance sits with us, rather than against your name (like on a PCP contract).
At the end of 2019, we realised we had misjudged some prices when we launched 18 months ago. We made a tough decision that we needed to adjust our prices for new customers in 2020 in order to continue to grow sustainably. We still believe we are extremely good value for an all-inclusive service and actually a comparable price with lease deals (better value when considering all the included extras like insurance, public charging and only a one month commitment). The price increase only affects new customers, so if you have a vehicle already or are on a waiting list, you won’t see any change.
Community Forum: We’d love to hear your feedback
We have just launched our own forum, where you can ask us or other members questions directly! This is a ‘go to’ place for interaction about the service, leaving feedback or speaking to other Evezy members.
We are trying to improve the service by listening to your feedback. Please let us know if there is anything you think we could improve or if you have ideas for new features. This article will be posted on our forum on this link, where we’d love to hear from you!
Finally, we know that we will definitely get some things wrong as we go, but we are all working as hard as we can to ensure we keep improving and avoid making the same mistakes twice.
Thanks for your support, together we can help make our roads emission-free!