Episode 117 : A Typo - EU approves PSA/Opel, 3-Star Mustangs, New car registrations, Mission Motorsport Fundraising

Alan returns, following last week's show, where Adam Tudor-Lane did an excellent job in his place!

FOLLOW UP - #DIESELGATE

Audi engineer, Giovanni Pamio, has been arrested by Munich prosecutors over fraud and false advertising. Reports have been made that he is being extradited to the US to face charges. To read more click the BBC News article here.

FOLLOW UP - PSA / OPEL SALE APPROVED BY EU

European Union antitrust authorities have approved the PSA take-over of Open/Vauxhall. This leads many to believe the deal will be done by the end of the month. To read more, click the Autocar article here.

FOLLOW UP - CAR STRADDLING BUS CON JOB

The Chinese car-straddling bus has been shown to be a con, with 32 people being arrested. To read more click the Jalopnik article here.

FOLLOW UP - MUSTANG NOW HAS 3 NCAP STARS

The previous NCAP test of the Ford Mustang, in Europe, resulted in only 2 Stars. Ford has now added extra safety equipment, including fixing the issue with the airbag they had. Now the Mustang gets 3 Stars from NCAP. Still not great. To read more click the Autocar article here.

NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES FOR JUNE 2017

Another month, another decline in new cars registered. There is a shock on the cards too, with a new car being the most registered! To read more click the SMMT article here.

LEVC REVEALS NEW TAXI

What was the London Taxi Company is now the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC). The LEVC TX has a claimed range of 400 miles, with 70 miles by electric power only. Alan will soon, no longer be choking as he leaves Euston, REJOICE! To read more, click the Autocar article here.

PANDA CAR INTERFACE

Comma.ai has released an interface that plugs into a car’s OBDII port and will collect the data that is available. This is only a $88 item too. To read more click the Tech Crunch article here.

WUNDER DIESEL

Greg Kable tweeted about a collaboration between Audi and Nordic Blue Crude, which shows the possibility of synthetic diesel, which can reduce carbon emissions by 85%. To see that click here. For more in depth information click the Green Car Report article here.

BMW JOINING FORMULA E

For the 2018/19 season, BMW will be an official manufacturer. More good news for the popularity of this race series! To read more click here for the FIA Formula E article.

MISSION MOTORSPORT PIXEL PAGE

Mission Motorsport is giving you the opportunity to help support them, by buying space on the side of their race truck in single squares at £10 per square. If you want to do this or know someone who might click the link here to go through to their page.

WORLD’S CHEAPEST NEW CAR TACKLES INDIAN ROADS

Alex Roy and Ed Niedermeyer took up the challenge of driving across part of India, in the cheapest new car, in the World. They recount their eye-opening journey in this article on The Daily Beast. For more in depth information click here to go to listen to the Autonocast episode

AND FINALLY - CITROËN'S SECRET CAR COLLECTION

The lucky so and so, Gavin Braithwaite-Smith, was given access to Citroën's car collection. If only they had picked someone who liked older Citroëns! Click here to see the Motoring Research article.


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