Mark is a journalist with more than a decade of top-level experience in the automotive industry. He first joined Autocar in 2009, having previously worked in local newspapers. He has held several roles at Autocar, including news editor, deputy editor, digital editor and his current position of editor, one he has held since 2017.
From this position he oversees all of Autocar’s content across the print magazine, autocar.co.uk website, social media, video, and podcast channels, as well as our recent launch, Autocar Business. Mark regularly interviews the very top global executives in the automotive industry, telling their stories and holding them to account, meeting them at shows and events around the world.
Mark is a Car of the Year juror, a prestigious annual award that Autocar is one of the main sponsors of. He has made media appearances on the likes of the BBC, and contributed to titles including What Car?, Move Electric and Pistonheads, and has written a column for The Sun.
He graduated from Norton College in Sheffield in 2008 with an NCTJ journalism qualification.
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Mark Tisshaw Q&A
What was your biggest news story?
There have been quite a few over the years! I have always enjoyed interviewing Carlos Tavares, the boss of Stellantis, as he's such a free talker and is not afraid to go against industry conventions, particularly on electric cars. Memorable new car stories include my scoop on the future Jaguar electric car range, the future plans of Rolls-Royce and Nissan's plans for game-changing solid-state battery technology.
What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?
We're in an era now where the cars that you think are good to drive really are good to drive. Few have been more memorable than the Ferrari 488 Pista, however, a car good enough to take our Britain's Best Driver's Car title in consecutive years. I've also a huge soft spot for the Volkswagen Golf GTI, a car that's as good an all round package as you could ever ask for.
What will the car industry look like in 20 years?
I'm not convinced everything will be fully battery electric: there will be more twists in the tale. Battery electric cars will make up the majority of cars still on our roads but e-fuels will surely develop to allow enthusiast to enjoy performance internal combustion engined cars. I'd expect fewer European car brands than today following more mergers, caused by the lower-end of the market becoming dominated by lower-cost Chinese cars.