Carvana plans to build one of its signature car vending machines to Memphis.
A building permit pulled Friday shows the Phoenix company will build a $5 million facility at 7201 Appling Farms Parkway, close to the Great American Home Store. The facility includes an "18-tier vehicle storage/display structure," which appears to be one of the company's vending machines.
The machines are tall glass structures that store customers' cars. Here's the one in Charlotte:
Carvana is an online dealership. It opened a location in Nashville in 2016.
Carvana in Nashville.
"By removing the traditional dealership infrastructure and replacing it with technology and exceptional customer service, Carvana offers consumers an intuitive and convenient online car buying and financing platform," according to the company. "Carvana.com enables consumers to quickly and easily shop more than 10,000 vehicles, finance, trade-in or sell their current vehicle to Carvana, sign contracts, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day delivery or pickup at one of Carvana’s proprietary automated Car Vending Machines."
Or, as the company says, "car buying shouldn't suck."
Wonder how it works? Check out this day-in-the-life video from Nashville:
Wonder how they build them? Check out this time-lapse video: