TodaySeptember 27, 2021

Chip Perry, President & CEO, autotrader.com

Consumer sentiment

Chip Perry was the first employee of autotrader.com. Today the website gets 17 million visitors, so Perry sees a very clear and instant barometer when there is a change in consumer sentiment.

Perry says that three months ago people who were looking for a more fuel-efficient car than they own right now ranked about 53%. What percentage of consumers are looking for more fuel-efficient cars now?

Why is loyalty among sub-prime buyers so much higher than high prime buyers?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.