Episode 78 : Faces for Radio - EU threatens Countries, New Volvo R&D VP, EVO COTY Video, Christmas GIft Ideas


This week the chaps start with some Follow Up.

FOLLOW UP - UK FACES EU LEGAL ACTION

The British government is being warned of legal action from the EU, for not tackling Volkswagen over #Dieselgate. This has Andrew and Alan scratching their heads. Again. Neither can find anything that declares what legislation or law VW have broken in the EU. There are circling lawyers, who for over a year, have not taken been able to come up with a reason why VW should be prosecuted or fined. To read more click here.

FOLLOW UP - NEW R&D VICE PRESIDENT AT VOLVO HENRIK GREEN

Following the departure of Peter Mertens, to Volkswagen, Volvo have announced Henrik Green as the new Research and Development Vice President. To read more click here.

GENESIS APPOINT EX-BUGATTI EXTERIOR DESIGNER

Alexander Selipanov, who designed the exteriors of the Chiron and Vision GT in his time at Bugatti, has moved to Genesis, the 'luxury' arm of Hyundai. To read more click here.

VAUXHALL DENY FIRE ISSUE WITH CORSA

Following reports of Corsa's catching fire, on Watchdog, Vauxhall has denied there is an issue with the car. This is unrelated to the issue, earlier in the year, that Vauxhall issued a recall for. To read more click here and click here.

FUNDING FOR CLEAN AIR IN LONDON DOUBLED

Sadiq Kahn has doubled the funding for clean air initiatives, up to 2021. This raised the total from £425 to £875. To read more click here.

TESLA SETTLES NORWEGIAN LAWSUIT

Norwegian owners were due to go to court against Tesla, as the performance promised was not what they felt they were getting. No details of the settlement were revealed. To read more click here.

MICHIGAN ALLOWS AUTONOMOUS CAR TESTING

Well, they do if you're a car manufacturer. But, this demonstrates the fractured nature of US legislation, as states have so much localised power. To read more click here.

#PROJECT2CV UPDATE

Friend of the show Ian Seabrook has posted an update to #Project2CV, to find out more click here. Also, he has a new car for the princely sum of 4.00! Ian won a Citroën ZX in a raffle. To find out more about this click here.

EVO CAR OF THE YEAR 2016

EVO Magazine has just released their COTY video. If you remember last year's, then you will know these are wonderfully shot. The location is fab too. To see more click here

LIST OF THE WEEK - WARD'S BEST 10 ENGINES OF 2016

The American based Wards Auto has revealed their Top 10 engines of 2016. To read more click here.

AND FINALLY - CHRISTMAS GIFTS SORTED!

These are the suggestions from the chaps, from a variety of manufacturers.

From Ferrari, old-fashioned games.

From Bentley, men's scent.

From Mercedes, nail polish.

From Mercedes, tree baubles.

From Lexus, a car bow.

YOUTUBE TESTING

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REAR VIEW PODCAST

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