On this week's show, the chaps discuss the imminent changes to the plug-in and EV grants, Audi admitting responsibility for breaking regulations in Munich, Opel have been raided, the car industry's preparations for a no-deal Brexit, Ford GT recall in North America, China car sales slump continues, Morgan's EV3 is shelved, Bloodhound project seeks investment, Formula E testing has started and drivers are confirmed, Meeke returns to WRC in a Toyota next year, Mazda have a new European R&D Vice President, a Lunchtime Read from Nir Kahn, List of the Week, And Finally watch a car being rebuilt in time-lapse.Read More
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Andrew had a Citroën SpaceTourer, for a week, to see what the large van-derived vehicle from the range was like to live with. Listen in as Andrew tells Alan, for a surprising amount of time, what it was like to drive, how space is not the final frontier and how many inflatable water melons it could hold. The Motoring Podcast, bringing you in-depth reviews like no other!Read More
This week the chaps discuss the EU voting to approve stricter emission limits after the manufacturers plead for them not to, the November New Car Registrations figures for September 2018, JLR announce they're closing a plant for two weeks soon, Toyota is recalling some hybrid vehicles due to a software glitch, how Levandowski is still a target for Google, Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine, a reminder about when and when not to use a mobile when in the car, the Government is to help 10 councils improve their air quality, WRC Rally GB result, Kevin Rice moves to Chery, the Lunchtime Read is from Matt Prior, a consumer-focused List of the Week, and a Swedish And Finally. Oh, Alan may mention some trainers too, but that's only because Andrew got bored in removing them from the audio in the edit.Read More
This week the chaps discuss Stadler’s contract being terminated, Daimler appoint a non-German as CEO, Ford to refund Ecoboots engine failures, Lotus to revamp their HQ, WLTP causing manufacturers headaches, Audi technical development boss steps down due to ill health, ACEA hit back at “unrealistic” CO2 targets suggested by EU, Citroën welcome back Ogier, a run through of highlights from the Paris Motor Show, List of the Week and a wonderful And Finally.Read More
Andrew had a Honda Civic Sport, for a week, to see what has changed in the model that’s replaced the first ever car the podcast reviewed. Listen in as Andrew tells Alan about this Jekyll and Hyde car, spends a lot of time talking about the boot and counts the materials on the dash. Well, you’d expect nothing less from the Motoring Podcast.Read More
We say sorry for claiming the Peugeot 205 was designed by Pininfarina as we should know better, details of the class action suit against VW in Germany are revealed, Porsche ditches diesel engines for good, Frankfurt’s dirty car ban is being challenged, a buyer has been found for JD Classics, Aston Martin CEO launches the Palmer Foundation, Coventry’s MotoFest brings in £10M to the area, Goodwood event dates for 2019 now fully revealed, Mission Motorsport are looking for sponsorship for the Race of Remembrance 2018, Pierre Leclercq to head up Citroën design, a witty Lunchtime Read, a contentious List of the Week, and a brilliant And Finally.Read More
Alan had a Lexus LC500, for a week, to see what it’s like living with a loud V8 engined luxury coupe, saving us all the “effort” and “hassle”. His sacrifice will not go unrewarded. Listen in as Andrew, who’s eyes glow green and teeth are gritted with jealousy, ask Alan what the LC500 is like. They may spend some time discussing the exterior of the car for a while.Read More
Winterkorn dragged his feet, JD Classics in administration, see how easy it can be to steal a Tesla, WLTP clarification, iOS12 is out so we get new maps, ‘Circle of five’ investigated for collusion, Jaguar Castle Bromwich moves to three-day week, Saudi Arabia invests $1 billion in Lucid Motors, Self-driving tech industry alliance sought, Tractors could face A55 ban, Nissan buys a stake in e.dams Formula E team, Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy starts in December, WRC Turkey was very attritional, Hero of the week is Louise Cook for making it to and competing in Turkey, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week and And Finally.Read More
VW in court with investors, New Car Registration figures for August 2018, £106m investment by the Government, Toyota recalling Prius and C-HR hybrids, Keyless entry security flaws revealed, Danish study suggests faster speed limits are actually safer, Frankfurt ordered to ban older diesel and petrol cars, Government suggesting zero emission cars to get green coloured plates, Ex Rolls-Royce Design Director joins Chinese company FAW, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week and And Finally.Read More
E-bike record smashed, Police to check driver’s eyesight, VW struggling with WLTP certification, Aston Martin to list on the London Stock Exchange, Dyson investing in a test facility, Private plates attract thieves, Traveling outside of rush hour can save you time, People are holding off buying new cars, New Lotus product strategy chief, Bern favourite to replace Zurich on Formula E 2018/19 calendar, Goodwood Revival timetable published, Lunchtime Read, List of the Week and And Finally.Read More