Ford plans to sell vehicles in giant, cat-shaped vending machines all over China.
SHANGHAI — Alibaba Group Holding has signed a deal with Ford to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail, which could involve selling Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform Tmall. Alibaba in a statement on Thursday said digital marketing-focused Alimama and operating system firm AliOS would be among subsidiaries working with Ford under the three-year agreement. One avenue under consideration is the sale of Ford cars on Tmall, a
Ford would also stock "auto vending machines."