Approaching the start of any January, one must always be optimistic about the outlook ahead. It’s vital to inwardly, discreetly, whisper to oneself, with some forceful conviction: ‘THIS is going to be my year.’ In December 2021, winding up what actually turned out be a fantastic, fruitful and fun month, there was undoubtedly more confidence than usual in that forward-looking affirmation for 2022.
‘Cars in Space’ or ‘Dumb & Dumber on Wheels’ – pick your title, but whatever you do, DON’T miss it!
So last weekend I saw the latest instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise – Fast and Furious 9- Cars in Space. I don’t think it’s really called that, in fact I think it’s The Fast Saga, but it should be called Cars in Space. So have I just let slip a spoiler? Probably not if you’ve seen the trailer or if you’ve actually seen the movie of course.
But in any case – I’ll give you a big warning right now, this is one of those rare occasions I will tell you NOT to read on or watch the embedded video, if you haven’t seen the movie or even the trailer (which mostly tells you everything anyway), because there are going to be huge spoilers ahead. On the other hand if you have seen it, or just don’t care, then here’s what I thought of the newest car movie out, which you can actually see now that – Thank God – the cinemas are open again.
Taking a look at the all-new 2022 Lotus Emira that was revealed yesterday and will go on sale next Spring. It’s the last Lotus to not be electrified, is it then the last true Lotus? I look at the styling, the design, the platform, the interior, the spec, the engines, and speculate about what this means for Lotus, and ‘For The Drivers’.
Talking about electric cars in UK, UAE, India and Pakistan
Finally needed to charge up the Ford Mustang Mach-E I have on test after a hard run this morning, went InstaLive and ended up chatting to ‘EV-angelist’ Salman Hussain about electric cars in the UK, UAE and even in Pakistan. Good fun, great info and more details on life with an EV Mustang. Follow BCGFordMachE
Electric cars are not the answer to our future transpor requirements according to the world’s biggest car maker. They have an alternative, in the form of a racing Toyota Corolla with a conventional engine that’s powered by hydrogen. Unlike most manufacturers, Toyota are not jumping on the EV bandwagon. And there’s clear reasoning for it. I look at the evidence and the pros and cons of a future not wholly dependent on electric cars.
While charging the 2021 Mini Electric – full review soon – I went live on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shahzadsheikh/) and answered questions about the MINI Electric, charging and driving it, and EVs (electric vehicles) in general.
If you joined me you’ll be mentioned in this video. If you didn’t be sure to follow my main Instagram account so you’ll know next time I go live.
See my latest video on whether young or more ‘mature’ people make better drivers
Who are the best drivers? Young or Old? This will be news – Gen Z, Millennials or the – shall we say – more mature among us? Well if responses to a survey are anything to go buy, then this one will surprise.