Episode 219: You are part of the problem - 13 November 2018

On this week's episode, the chaps hail the first of eight mandatory recalls being given the go-ahead for Audi, Daimler and VW will pay for retrofitting older diesels whilst BMW won't, VW's independent auditor says there's still lots of compliance work to do yet, a UK report surprised no-one when it stated most PHEV owners have never plugged their car in, much discussion has been had about what is the future of PHEVs in the UK, Paris is banning pre-2001 diesels whilst Stuttgart looses it appeal therefore will ban them also, in another (non) shock news from the RAC that if you ignore the smart motorway rules you'll get driving penalties, Law Commission launches the first of several public consultations into the fitness of UK law when it comes to autonomous vehicles, reminder that the deciding round of the WRC takes place this weekend in Australia, Formula E will be shown live on the BBC in the 2018/19 season, the chaps were at the Race of Remembrance in Anglesey, a very Citroëny List of the Week and a Sweedish flavoured And Finally.

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Episode 216: Live Feedback - 6 November 2018

On this week's episode, there is a change to German legislation which means VW is facing a class-action, October's New Car Registration figures are out and dissected, the surprise news on VW's UK boss is leaving, police recommend pay before filling at all petrol stations, news that child car seat laws still have parents confused, the not so surprising news that parents driving the school run are distracted, there are growing fears that motorsport may become all but impossible to stage due to EU legislation, a cracking List of the Week and a drool-worthy And Finally.

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Episode 215: Bet Hedging - 31 October 2018

On this week's show Andrew apologises for last week's show notes being linkless, Stadler is released from custody, Porsche Holding SE is ordered to compensate shareholders, Ford temporarily shuts their JLR engine line, JLR's Slovakian plant opens, the plug-in hybrid grant fund is used up early, what the Budget means to motorists, Faraday Future's co-founder resigns, Ford starts production of the new ST engine, Highway's Agency mulls over upgrading some A-Roads, Loeb shows he still has 'it', Mazda has a new European Design chief, Hyundai Group designers play musical chairs, a cracking Lunchtime Read from Michael Banovsky, a fast List of the Week and the opening of a brilliant place is the And Finally.

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Episode 213: Mis-Mathed - 23 October 2018

On this week's show, the chaps ask when is a recall not a recall as BMW expand their 'technical campaign', Government is urged to ban ICE vehicles from 2032, study into driver assistance tech discovers people think it can do more than it can, Tesla removes 'Full Self-Driving Capability' from options list, NHTSA stops driverless shuttle from carrying kids, there's a claim that autonomous taxis will be on London's roads by 2021, Heineken agrees a five-year deal with Formula E, the Lunchtime Read is from Matteo Licata, the List of the Week is from Autocar and the And Finally is very silly.

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Episode 212: Produces Unicorns - 16 October 2018

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.

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Episode 211: Special Edition - Citroën SpaceTourer Flair 180XL Review

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!

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Episode 210: Large in Tee Shirts - 9 October 2018

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.

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