About the Motoring Electric team

Motoring Electric is operated by the same team behind Motoring Research, an automotive publisher that’s been motoring since 1986.

Richard Aucock | Director

Richard started at MR in 2001 and he’s still here. And still insists no two days are the same at MR. Today, he’s MD, overseeing the business and making sure clients receive what they need, when they need it. He is Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers, is a World Car Awards juror, the UK judge for AUTOBEST and is editor of Auto Retail Agenda. He has found real-world family-friendly motoring heaven with a BMW 330i Touring.

Tim Pitt | Managing Editor

Tim oversees MR’s editorial output across our full client list. He cut his teeth in the muddy world of 4x4s, then spent six years testing sensible cars at Which? (following MR founder Peter’s path some 30 years earlier). Today, he enjoys indulging in odd supercar and loves anything hot with a hatchback. He has a lengthy back-catalogue of Golf GTIs, while the coolest car he’s owned is an E30 BMW M3.

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith | Features Editor

Gavin works from a converted attic in rural Devon, where we’re led to believe he has running water, working electricity and even broadband. He surrounds himself with the cars nobody else wants, and his most recent purchases include a £100 Renault Laguna and a Clio Baccara, to add to his burgeoning collection of French tat. To provide some balance, Gavin also owns a gold Mercedes-Benz W123. He doesn’t get out much.

Peter Burgess | Writer

Peter founded consumer motoring site Motoring Research in 1986, building it into a popular website that today has a global reach. These days, he remains actively involved in the motor industry and is a Vice President of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Peter's growing interest in electric vehicles has seen him place an order for the upcoming Honda e, and he is also soon to take delivery of a second e-bike to further boost his 100% zero emissions fleet.

John Redfern | U.S. Editor

John won the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Breakthrough Blogger Award in 2014, earning himself valuable work experience with MR. Several years later he is still here, having edited the weekly MR newsletter and produced content for America and Australia. He is happiest when researching obscure American classics, or spotting trends at major car auctions. He loves his Skoda Octavia vRS, but would readily swap it for a woodie station wagon.