Thought of the Day: Auto Dealer Associations

Nikki replies to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on charging socket placement, and muses about why Auto Dealer Associations are so afraid of Tesla Motors.

Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport Evolved universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing a back and forth conversation between Transport Evolved’s two regular hosts.

As with our Quick Charge series, our Thought of the Day will be recorded very simply on a single smartphone, but then quickly edited together using the jump cut edit style popular with many YouTube vlogs. We think this style complements our other shows and offers us a different way to share our thoughts with you, our readers and viewers.

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  • Spot on comment about the most logical location for the plug in an EV. I agree that having it on the side is a bad idea. When parallel parking, the plug could be sticking out at the road side of the car, exposed to being hit (intentionally or not) by passing traffic. Or a the side where pedestrians walk by. I’d rather have it in between cars than sticking out at either end.nnBut why so limiting? Why not have 2 or 3 (front, back, driver side) places to plug in your car? No need to limit yourself to only one.

  • Richard Glover

    When I visit Sainsbury’s in Chelmsford they have this lovely big entrance space that to me is ideal to put a Leaf, thousands would see it. And I think, why shouldn’t electric vehicles be sold by supermarkets.nBuy one, get one free!