SEASON 2 | EPISODE 3: 2020-2021: Turning the Corner

“It’s incredible to see where the technology is today, and I’m excited to see where it will be in 5 years.”

It’s time to reflect on the year gone by and take a look at the year to come.

On today’s DNT Podcast, Derek D is joined by two guests: Dave Cantin, CEO of Dave Cantin Group (and DNT’s original host), along with Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist at Cox Automotive.

Derek, Dave, and Charlie take a look at the most important developments of 2020 and give some interesting takes on what we can expect in 2021, in regards to stimulus and the economy, as well as emerging technologies.

Interview Highlights:

  • Which two major factors boosted automotive demand in Q3-4 2020? Will they continue in 2021?
  • Will 2021 be the breakout year for electric vehicles? If so, what will it take for a manufacturer to win the tech race and dominate the market?
  • What other tech might move so quickly that retained value on 2021 vehicles will suffer after 3-4 years?

Dave Cantin is CEO of Dave Cantin Group, the country’s leading automotive mergers & acquisitions firm. He has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, including as a dealership owner.

Charlie Chesbrough is Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights at Cox Automotive, a world leader in automotive industry software, information, and innovation. Charlie has spent two decades in automotive and three decades in economics.

Derek D is an actor, comedian, and host with 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Before becoming a host on the DNT podcast, Derek was well known in the automotive industry for hosting the award-winning car news show Fast Lane Daily.