Is it finally time for you to consider buying an electric car?
It’s the Big question in 2021 – ICE (internal combustion engine) vs Electric cars. Car buyers are confused. Should you bolt for an EV next or keep revving up petrol and diesel motors? Is the technology ready? The market place? The infrastructure? Are YOU ready?
Can you buy a car in lockdown? Should you? Should you wait? Will prices go up?
In the first lockdown I correctly predicted that there would be a car sales boom, particularly for used cars, post-lockdown, due to pent-up demand, but more crucially in light of research and data that indicated more people wanted to have their own cars and avoid using public transport due to fears over COVID 19.
How to get the First 1000 Subs for your YouTube Channel on Cars!
‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – the multi-faceted Partha Srinivasan is not only a car and motorbike guy, but a PR and marketing professional as well as a tech-head, consultant and my personal digital media guru! It’s thanks to his guidance and road map that I achieved 1000 subscribers on this very YouTube Channel in less than nine months.
Andy Entwistle is the CEO of The British Motor Show. With a massive reboot originally planned for this year, but now delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19, he promises to completely reinvent Motor Shows. And with over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, involved in all aspects from car sales, customer service, online retailing, media content, events and managing the London Motor Show, he is well equipped and well placed to do so. But he’s not entirely without issues, he has a habit, a compulsive and expensive one, somethine he still hasn’t sought help for… he is a serial car buyer. Andy has owned over 150 cars including a Porsche 993 (911) widebody, a Clio Williams and a Nissan Elgrand. He opens up about it in this video!
18092020 #BCGBulletin – Check out how I fixed the new Nissan Z Proto. Plus shock news of Bugatti being sold to Rimac via Porsche, and Jeep have the right idea, let’s all buy bright coloured cars to cheer ourselves up during these rotten days.
Jim’s experienced includes DriveTrive, Autotrader, PistonHeads, WhatCar? and more!
‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Automotive media started to embrace digital platforms in the UK in the 90s, Jim Murray Jones has been at the centre of it since day one – AutoTrader, Exchange & Mart, SunMotors, Sunday Times Driving, Autocar, WhatCar?, PistonHeads and DriveTribe to name a few of the organisations he’s worked at.
Whilst most areas of the economy are suffering, the used car market is buoyant
The second quarter sales of used cars in the UK is down 48.9% – almost half compared to last year with only 1m cars sold – this is according to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Having said that the overall decline for the year is 28.7% – that’s 2.9m sold compared to about 4m by this time last year.
Post-pandemic, post-lockdown, used car sales and values are surging and car ownership increasing. What kind of cars do we want now? Smaller to beat congestion, cheaper as we’re all broke, and cars with style and character, because we’re not quite dead yet! Bring back small coupes – like we had in the 1980s. Bring back the Toyota MR2, maybe even the Sera, and the Fiat X1/9, oh and the Suzuki Cappucino, and the both the Honda CRX and Beat – what else? Tell me in the comments below!