Expert media appearances
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The Telegraph looks at the ongoing growth of car finance and the ever-increasing amount of debt that goes with it. Stuart explains to Noah Eastwood that the cost-of-living crisis could have a significant affect on both car buyers and car manufacturers.
Good Housekeeping has updated its guide to car finance. Stuart explains the ins and outs of the personal contract purchase (PCP) to Jo Dunbar, as well as looking at some of the other finance options that may be more suitable.
Despite the government u-turning on the deadline for the end of new petrol and diesel car sales, there are plenty of good reasons to consider an EV for your next car. Stuart talks to Lucy Alderson about the rapidly closing price gap between petrol cars and EVs, and whether you should switch now or hold on for a bit longer.
The Telegraph points out that used cars will be unaffected by the UK’s watering down of the shift to electric cars. Stuart explains to Noah Eastwood that 90% of provate car sales are used, not new, and you’ll be able to buy a used petrol or diesel car for decades to come.
The car industry reacted with dismay to the prime minister’s decision to u-turn on the 2030 deadline for selling new petrol and diesel cars. Stuart talkes to Ian Hunt about the fallout from Rishi Sunak’s decision.
The Sun has dug out a very old article from The Car Expert with handy tips for cleaning your car. Proving that good advice never loses its value, Stuart’s tips are as valuable today as they were ten years ago!
A Transport Committee Report recommends that the government moves more quickly to legislate for driverless cars, to help secure ongoing investment into the UK. Stuart talks to Christian Fraser on the BBC News flagship prime-time show, The Context, about what’s needed.
Self-driving cars are not just very complex to create, but equally complex to bring into law. Stuart talks to Good Morning Ulster about the issues in legislating for autonomous vehicles following the publication of a Transport C0mmittee Report.
After steadily falling for the last 12 months, petrol prices suddenly jumped in late August. Steph McGovern invited Stuart onto her lunchtime programme to talk about all the ways to save money on your weekly fuel bill.
This is Money (the finance section of the Daily Mail) reports on The Car Expert’s independent analysis of August’s new car registrations, which shows that private new car sales were at the lowest level since 2012.
Stuart talks to Lily Russell-Jones about how the rapid growth in new electric car sales over the last few years is making more used EVs available, helping to drive prices down and make them more affordable for more potential buyers.
The Mayor of London’s punitive new emissions taxes are affecting the poorest residents of London and surrounding areas. Stuart talks to Noah Eastwood about how ULEZ is pushing the price of compliant used cars up and non-compliant cars down.
A number of Conservative MPs have expressed concerns that higher interest rates and cost-of-living problems could lead to more people defaulting on their car finance loans. Stuart talks to Tom Scotson about how PCP car finance has rocketed upwards over the last decade.
GB News: Diesel or electric trucks? One council makes a difficult call
Stuart appears on the ‘Esther and Phil’ Saturday morning TV show to discuss Cardiff Council’s decision to eschew electric refue collection trucks in favour of diesels due to a shortage of available vehicles and difficulties installing charging points at the depot.
BBC One Midlands Today: Car parts theft continues
Birmingham’s car stripping and theft problem seems to be getting worse, with professional criminal gangs roaming local neighbourhoods to find suitable cars to strip right under the noses of residents.
BBC WM: Air-conditioning or windows?
Stuart helps to answer a listener’s question about whether using a car’s air-conditioning system increases fuel consumption, and how this compares to simply opening the windows.
Falling new electric car prices have had an inevitable knock-on effect on used EV pricing – great if you’re looking to buy a used EV, not so much if you’re trying to sell one. Stuart talks to Tom Haynes about the changing marketplace.
Stuart appears on an (unintentionally) hilarious GB News TV ‘debate’ to talk about electric cars. Unfortunately, it was mainly some old bloke ranting for two minutes solid about how much he doesn’t like EVs, including a load of ‘facts’ that he simply made up…
BBC WM: Jaguar Land Rover invests in the West Midlands
Stuart talks to the BBC West Midlands breakfast team about the exciting news that Jaguar Land Rover is investing heavily in upgrading its UK production facilities in the West Midlands to build a new generation of electric models.
BBC CWR: Jaguar Land Rover's big £15 billion investment
Stuart talks to Phil Upton about Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement of a £15 billion investment to drive its conversion to electric vehicles, with money being used to upgrade its four UK manufacturing facilities and design a new range of cars here in the UK.
GB News: Safe driving tips for this week's blizzards
Stuart appears on GB News TV to talk to Isabel and Eamonn about the dangers of driving in the snowy and icy conditions across the UK this week.
Stuart talks to Trish Adudu about media reports that Jaguar Land Rover is demanding £500 million from the UK government to build a battery factory, under threat of moving its car production to Spain.
Last year was a record for car finance, but things may be changing as we shift to electric cars. The Evening Standard reports on The Car Expert’s analysis of the UK car finance market and increasing popularity of salary sacrifice for EV buyers.
BBC News: Ford to cut 1,300 UK jobs
Stuart talks to Lukwesa Burak about Ford’s announcement that it will shed nearly 4,000 staff across Europe, including 1,300 here in the UK, as it restructures to develop electric vehicles. (Note – interview ended early due to BBC technical issues)
Daily Express: Government's new MOT test consultation
The government is looking for feedback about proposed changed to the annual MOT testing requirements. Stuart explains to Kris Boratyn why change is necessary to make sure the MOT test is still relevant to modern cars.
BBC World Business Report: European Car of the Year 2023
Stuart talks to Aaron Heslehurst about the results of the European Car of the Year Award, which was won by the all-new Jeep Avenger. What will it mean for Jeep sales in 2023?
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Stuart talks to Miles Brignall about how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting car finance customers, and explains how voluntary termination allows them to exit an agreement (under certain circumstances).
GB News: Staying safe (and legal) in wintry conditions
Stuart appears on GB News TV to talk to Isabel and Martin about how to make sure you’re staying safe and legal if you’re heading out on the roads during the current cold snap.
Drivers are turning away from oversized diesels and to smaller or electric vehicles, said Stuart to the Daily Express. Value brands like Dacia and MG are gaining market share and more affordable models dominate the top-10 sellers.
Daily Mail and The Sun: Electric car owners short-changed by short cables
The Daily Record looks at soaring petrol and diesel prices, with more drivers considering an electric car to replace their current vehicle. Stuart comments on the government’s promise to fund more on-street charging points.
The London Evening Standard launches an EV adoption campaign called Plug It In, consulting Stuart on the best new EVs for different types of car buyers and predicting what London will look like ‘beyond petrol’.