Episode 186: Its not rude - Audi CEO arrested, Vauxhall drops Zafira, New Zap-Map Route Planner, Toyota wins Le Mans

This week the chaps will discuss a startling turn of events with #Dieselgate, Vauxhall ditching the Zafira and GTC, Jaguar Land Rover entering the subscription market, the excellent Zap-Map releases a new route finder, Toyota wins Le Mans 24hr, roadwork permits seem to work, List of the Week, And Finally we see how crazy Ian Seabrook really is!

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Episode 184: No one to talk to - Audi CEO raided, Expansion to London's ULEZ already, Mercedes to recall cars in Germany, Le Mans Spotter Guide

This week the chaps have a bit of Follow Up to get through before moving onto the new News. They will chat about Audi’s CEO house being raided, 28 witnesses instructed to give testimonies in Germany, Volkswagen reaches a settlement with Oklahoma, the London ULEZ zone will expand in 2021, results of BMW recall inquest, NTSB releases a preliminary report on the Tesla Model X crash, Mercedes instructed to recall diesels in Germany due to ‘defeat devices’, TRUE Initiative report angers automotive industry, WLTP will delay Volkswagen production, Thatcham Research join calls to clarify language used around driver assistance tech, Formula E Zurich results, WRC Italy results, the Le Mans Spotter Guides are out, Volvo is not going to Geneva in 2019, Rolls Royce design chief to leave, Lunchtime Read about the Volvo 480 and Alan likes a toy car.

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Episode 183: Don't say sales - Hamburg diesel ban, Lotus CEO leaves, SMART CEO leaves, FCA's latest plan

Andrew is back in the land of the Internet, so can join Alan on this week's episode. During the show, the chaps discuss the Hamburg diesel ban, May new car registrations, Lotus's CEO is leaving, SMART's CEO is leaving, FCA's latest fantasy plan, Apple will allow third-party navigation apps, Matt Le Blanc to leave Top Gear, Most Instagrammed car brands and PetrolBlog is coming back.

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Episode 182: It's Big - BMW Bugs, Hamburg Shuts a Street, Zip in an e-Golf, Tesla Model 3 Crashes, SMMT Drives

Andrew's away this week, so Alan's joined by motoring journalist Richard Gooding to talk about some of the week's news and then reminisce about their trip to the SMMT Drive Day last week.

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Episode 181: Showing off - More Porsches recalled, More BMWs recalled, Alan can love Ed Sheeran again, Cars and our Connection and Alan writes some words

This week, with both Alan and Andrew feeling better, they get to talk about Porsche recalling more cars, Loughborough University diesel tech recognised with an award, Bosch answers some questions about their clever diesel tech, Alan can love Ed Sheeran once again, BMW expands their UK recall to include more cars, businessman buys 10% stake in McLaren Group, Fiat ends car production in Italy, UPS to trial electric vans in London and Paris, Formula E Berlin result, WRC Portugal result, Designer’s Corner is back, a thought provoking Lunchtime Read, Alan writes some words, another excellent List of the Week, And Finally is an great adventure.

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Episode 179: Virtual Flowers - Alternative fuel misconceptions, BMW recall, SEAT and VW seat belts, Self-Driving car language

This week Alan is missing due to ill health, Andrew is hardly on sparkling form either so this is a mercifully short show for you!

Andrew discusses the continued misconceptions of alternative fuelled vehicles, BMW’s recall, VW and SEAT seat belt problems, DS has a 30 year plan, Formula E and WRC are back this weekend, PSA is now selling classic parts online, Alex Roy explains how to fix the dangerous language of self-driving cars in the Lunchtime Read, Gavin Braithwaite-Smith brings us another wonderful List of the Week and the And Finally is about a man on a beach in his shed.

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Episode 178: Abyss of Failure - Ex-VW boss charged in US, More Audi software woe, Uber accident investigation, Zafira fires face criminal investigation, April New Car Registrations.

On this week’s show, the chaps have an awful lot of Follow Up to run through. The show starts with our old friend #Dieselgate with the Ex-VW CEO being charged in the US. Audi confirm there are software issues with some A6 and A7s. The Uber accident may have been due to a software setting. There is a criminal investigation into the Zafira fires. Bosch’s diesel technology, that reduces NOx, has been explained more. The April SMMT new car registrations are up, so Alan’s prediction has failed. Insurers agree their renewal prices are unfair. A Lunchtime Read on military vehicle aesthetics. Also there is also a wonderful List of the Week as well as an excellent And Finally.

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