Following on from the success of the inaugural London EV Show at the Business Design Centre in London in December last year, it was back this year (29 November – 1 December 2022) several times bigger, with an attendance of thousands, over 170 exhibitors, and more than 140 speakers across two conference auditoriums operating simultaneously. And guess who was responsible for running both of them efficiently?
Funny VLOG by Daughter [while filming the Toyota Aygo X]
Check out this hilarious Vlog by daughter Leena Sheikh (@Leena_Amani on Instagram) behind-the-scenes while filming the Toyota Aygo X review (review coming soon – makes sure you subscribe and switch on notifications!). Son Junaid (https://www.instagram.com/junji4real/) was filming the video. You can see the total lack of respect for poor dad in action, the utter Micky-taking and frankly my exasperation when things don’t go to plan. Hope you enjoy this video – please do like, comment, and share! #BCGToyotaAygoX
‘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.