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Car Dealer Live 74: AA president Edmund King

Time 8:44 am, July 20, 2020

Edmund King, president of the AA, was live on Car Dealer’s YouTube channel today. 

King chatted with host James Batchelor about a wide range of motoring and business issues in a feature-packed show.

In a long and colourful career, King has become one of the leading commentators of the transport and motoring industries, and has also led many campaigns for change, particularly in the road safety arena such as Think Bike. As such, he was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to road safety.

He’s been president of the AA since 2008 after spells at the RAC Foundation and British Road Foundation.

King is also a member of the transport sector panel of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, fellow of the Public Relations Consultants Association and a committee member of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association.

On the show the pair spoke about…

  • The AA’s new ‘joy of driving’ TV ad
  • How AA patrols dealt with lockdown
  • Smart Motorways
  • Electric cars
  • Road safety
  • Car safety technology

You and watch the full interview at the top of this page.

Watch all previous episodes of Car Dealer Live here

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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