Episode 116 : Being Alan - Call for accuracy, Dennis sells up, Diesels charged to park, WRC Poland

This week Andrew is delighted to be joined by Adam Tudor-Lane, whilst Alan attempts to find the internet, any internet!

FOLLOW UP - ACCURACY

Andrew begins the show apologising for not picking last week's article about how long it takes an electric battery to overtake an internal combustion engined vehicle, in terms of CO2 emitted. There were inconsistencies within the article and we did not point those out well enough.

Plenty of articles pointed out the questionable areas. However, these didn't help, other than to point out problems in writing about such matters. The rebuttal articles also were inconsistent. One example is an article from Green Car Reports, which you can click here.

RON DENNIS SELLS MCLAREN SHARES

Ron Dennis has cut his links with McLaren by selling all of his shares, netting an estimated £275 million. So endeth 37 years of involvement in the company.To read more click the Autocar article here.

DIESEL CARS CHARGED TO PARK

Westminster Council is going to charge £2.45 extra if the car is a pre-2015 diesel. Once again, we repeat, that this type of tactic will only impact on poorer people. Again we ask where the clever thinking, where are the other initiatives to encourage people not to use their vehicles? To read more click on the Motor1UK article here.

TESLA 3 GETS MANUFACTURING PERMITS

Tesla, via Elon Musk, has announced that they will begin manufacturing their Model 3 this month, growing the capacity to an estimated 20,000 by December. This is another stretch target and will be interesting to see how close they get. To read more click the Autocar article here.

WRC POLAND

Leading up to the race the weather was wonderful. The actual event was different as torrential rain turned the stages into mudbaths. In pretty horrific conditions the drivers did an amazing job of driving, even though there were many cars which didn't make the end of the race or were badly damaged. To read more click the Autosport article here.

RALLY GB CHANGES

Thanks to changes in the rules, made by WRC, Rally GB will be opening up the event to more types of cars. That means we may get to see classic Escorts on the same stages as the current crop of cars. To read more, with fingers crossed it happens, click the Autosport article here.

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

There will be a Special Edition soon, covering the FoS so Adam and Andrew do not delve too deeply into the fantastic event. However, they do chat about the wonderful vehicles you can find in the car parks. To see some examples click the Autocar article here

To catch it on TV check out the times and channels in this Goodwood article by clicking here.

LIST OF THE WEEK - 25 IMPORTANT AMERICAN CARS

As this show was recorded on American Independence Day the List of the Week celebrates some of the most iconic US metal. To see the Motoring Research article click here.

AND FINALLY - 1981 TWO-DOOR RANGE ROVER

Click here to watch a fantastically shot film from Petrolicous about a wonderful Range Rover and the owner. To watch the film click here.

THANK YOU ADAM....

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