Episode 103 : Slap Marketing - #Dieselgate fixes, Tesla Recalls, New Speeding Fines, Shanghai Motor Show Roundup and Awful Motorsport Special Editions

This week Andrew is on his own, Alan was unable to find an internet. Luckily, you won't have to listen to him for long as there was minimal news this week. But, as seemingly there always is, #Dieselgate Follow Up was here to "help".

FOLLOW UP - #DIESELGATE FIXES

The Volkswagen Diesel Customer Forum (VDCF) has claimed that the fix for the EA189 diesel engine causes breakdowns, less mpg and less power. VW deny this. The chaps will keep an eye on how the story develops as much testing and use of lawyers will probably be the only way this is sorted. To read more click here.

TESLA RECALLS

About 53,000 Model S and X's have been "voluntarily recalled" by Tesla, due to a fault where the parking brake may stick in the engaged position. To read more click here.

NEW SPEEDING FINES

New, income based speeding fines have come into effect. Depending on the zone and how much one is over the limit will dictate to severity of the fine. Andrew feels there should be a higher fine in urban areas, due to risk to pedestrians. To read more click here.

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SHANGHAI MOTOR SHOW ROUND-UP

To see some of the cars on show, in Shanghai, click the links below.

EVO's coverage - click here

Autocar's coverage - click here

Car magazine's coverage - click here

LIST OF THE WEEK - TOP NINE WORST MOTORSPORT SPECIAL EDITIONS

This week's list is thanks to Top Gear, where they have compiled the worst motorsport special edition tie-ins. There are some crackers in there too. To "enjoy" click here.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CAR BADGES?

Carfection has released a short video challenging you to name 60 badges in 60 seconds. Click here to see if you can!

Also, if you want to watch Alex Goy be very happy in a Porsche, but be disappointingly dry, click here.

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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