Episode 100 : Crowdfunding - #Dieselgate, Ultra Low Emission Zone, Riversimple Success, WRC Corsica, Win an Aston

This may be Episode 100 but #Dieselgate continues to be part of the show. The chaps immediately crack on with the Follow Up.

FOLLOW UP - VW SETTLES WITH 10 US STATES

Volkswagen has reached an agreement with 10 states in America, to the tune of $157m, as part of the penalties for their deception. To read more click here.

VW have also been approached by the UK Government to pay £1m, for upgrades required due to the new testing regime. Funnily enough, Volkswagen has said "No". To read more click here.

FOLLOW UP - UBER V WAYMO CASE

Uber has stated that they have not copied Waymo's design, as their LIDAR is different. More interestingly is the comments that have been leaked of the judge's comments. He doesn't seem to give Uber much of a chance. To read more click here

FOLLOW UP - ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE

The date has been announced for the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London, 8 April 2019. Andrew tries really hard not to rant too much about this. However, regular listeners will know the chap's feelings on this matter. To read more click here.

Amidst all the hysteria of how dreadful diesel engines are, Steve Cropley has written an article that answers many of the commonly asked questions should you own or be considering owning a diesel engined vehicle. Well worth a read, which you can do by clicking here.

FOLLOW UP - GERMANY STILL HATES FIAT

German authorities claim to have found another defeat device, this time in the FIAT 500X. FIAT denies this. The information will be passed on to the European Commission. To read more click here.

NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS FOR MARCH

Beginning of the month can mean only one thing! That's right, get ready to play along as the chaps dissect a spreadsheet and nerd out on numbers. To read more about the figures click here.

The huge spike in registrations was due to changes in VED rates, to read more click here. Alan mentioned that Mitsubishi are, rightly, unhappy with the changes, to read more click here.click here.

RIVERSIMPLE CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS

Riversimple, the hydrogen car manufacturer, has just completed a round of crowdfunding. The target was £1 million, they ended up at £1,138,000. Congratulations to everyone! To read more click here.

LAUNCHING A PATREON SUBSCRIPTION

The chaps have decided to ulitise Pateron, a popular crowdfunding site, as a way to generate income to help pay for everything they've been to date. In order for the Motoring Podcast to improve, both in terms of quality and what is covered, the chaps need additional financial help.

So far there is only one Level, which has been set at the price of a pint for both Andrew and Alan. Imaginatively, this is called the Pint Level. If you do fund the chaps to this amount, when they meet you they will buy you a drink as a small token of their thanks! However, you can sign up and subscribe at any amount you wish, so do not view the Pint Level as mandatory.

If you are interested in supporting the Motoring Podcast please click on the link here to have a look.

GREAT ESCAPES DRIVING DAY

A couple of weeks ago Alan was lucky enough to spend the day driving a selection of Great Escapes's fleet. Despite the weather he had a cracking day. To see a montage of the day click here. Thanks, once again to Graham and the Team for putting up with Alan! 

WRC CORSICA RESULT

The fourth event of the season and the fourth winner! This time Hyundai and Neuville took the top step of the podium. Meeke's luck deserted him once again after he was leading by nearly 17 seconds. To read more click here.

CLOSED ROADS MOTORSPORT ALLOWED

Motorsport can now take place on closed public roads in the UK. To read more click here.

LIST OF THE WEEK - ONLY ONE LEFT ON THE ROAD

Check out the list of cars that only have a really small number left on the roads. To read more click here.

AND FINALLY...HOW TO WIN AN ASTON

Aston Cambridge is offering the chance for you to win an Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows Car. If the opportunity to win this car for £20 interests you click here. This is to aid the RAF Benevolent Fund, which helps current and past RAF personnel and their families.

REAR VIEW PODCAST

Don't forget the new show from the team at Motoring Podcast, Rear View, where we talk to fascinating people from the motoring universe. To go listen to the episodes already released on iTunes click here.

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