Chinese retail giant Alibaba and Ford have reached an agreement to market electric cars, in part through massive, futuristic looking vending machines.

The process involves Alibaba’s shopping app, Taobao, which would be used to scan a car, choose a color, and pose a selfie. Facial recognition technology will recognize the purchaser at the vending machine, which in turn, “releases” the vehicle for a test drive. Users will have a three day trial period to test the vehicle before purchasing it through the app or returning it, with a limit of five test periods every 60 days.

The car vending machines will be located in Nanjing and Shanghai, China. Don’t expect free joy rides with this service. All applicants are thoroughly vetted, with a required 700-plus Zhima Credit score, Alibaba’s credit-scoring system, as well as Alibaba Super Member standing.

“Our thinking behind the Car Vending Machine is focused on helping users solve certain problems they face in the car-buying process,” said Huan Lu, marketing director of Tmall’s automotive division. “To do that, we are building a physical, experiential store that offers staff-less car pickup through facial-recognition, three-day ‘deep’ test-drives and a one-stop-shop that displays [cars from] all mainstream brands at once.”

In the larger picture, Alibaba and Ford’s three-year marketing, sales, and distribution agreement will explore “areas of cooperation” between the brands, in the areas of digital marketing, mobility, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. The joint research will focus on consumer purchasing behaviors through digital channels and offline to increase market share in the region.

From the agreement, one pilot study will focus on new retail opportunities during the entire pre-sales process, with emphasis including but not limited to test drives, leasing options, and the aforementioned vending machines, facilitated through Alibaba’s multi-story Tmall platform.

“China is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic digital markets, thriving on innovation with customers’ online and offline experiences converging rapidly,” said Jim Hackett, Ford’s president, and CEO. “Collaborating with leading technology players builds on our vision for smart vehicles in a smart world to reimagine and revolutionize consumers’ mobility experiences.”