Episode 133 : Living in a Box - Tesla crash verdict, 'Dutch Reach' request, Aston financials and HubNut Fleet update

FOLLOW UP - FLORIDA TESLA CRASH

The report on the cause of the fatal Florida Tesla crash is now out. The blame is shared between the driver and Tesla for the occurrence. To read the full report click the link here. To read an interesting Bloomberg article, discussing wider aspects that this accident has brought up, written by Ed Niedermeyer click here.  

FOLLOW UP - REPORTING NEWS SEEMS TOO HARD FOR MANY

Jaguar Land Rover announced electrified cars across its range from 2020. However, this fact seemed too hard for most to report correctly. Do you think this is lazy or bad journalism? To read an Autocrat article on this stupidity click here.

TESLA UPDATES CARS FOR HURRICANE IRMA

Tesla updated Model S60 cars, in the path of Hurricane Irma, to help the owners evacuate the area. This update removed the imposed limitations to the battery pack, allowing for a longer range. This has caused some to now consider what we are being offered as buyers and what ‘Over the Air’ (OTA) updates will actually mean to us. To read more click the Jalopnik article here.

Alan, in a rare moment of consumer journalism for this show, asked Tesla about this action. He got a response, and not in the form of thunder and lightning! In a scoop and we think one of the few sites that have asked for the facts from Tesla.

TESLA STOCK PRICE CALLED OUT AGAIN FOR BEING OVER-PRICED

Another analyst has called out Tesla stock for being over-priced. For a change, Elon Musk didn’t take to Twitter to denounce this. To read more click the Autonews article here.

DUTCH REACH DOOR OPENING

Cycling UK, a charity, has encouraged people to open their cars doors in the ‘dutch Reach’ style. This is where you reach across to the door handle with the hand furthest away, so you must turn slightly and thus have a better chance of seeing a bicycle before you open on them. To read the Guardian article click here.

ALAN USES THE COUNTRY'S SMALLEST CAR SHOWROOM

Alan is using Peugeot's Russel Square showroom to record this episode. This is a converted red phone box! Taking advantage of the wifi and electricity Alan is able to beam to the world! Our thanks go to Peugeot for allowing us to use their site to bring this show to you! To read more about this click the Car Dealer article here

GOOD FINANCIAL NEWS FROM ASTON MARTIN

Aston Martin announced very encouraging financial results for the first half of the year. To read more click the Autocar here.

MARGARET CALVERT - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

Margaret Calvert, who helped design road signs amongst many other projects, has received the Lifetime Achievement Medal at the London Design Festival. To read more click the article here.

HUBNUT FLEET UPDATE

For too long we have not mentioned Ian Seabrook’s fleet. Well, to help us out he has released an update. To see more click here.

AND FINALLY - HOW TO PRONOUNCE GERMAN CAR NAMES

Alan is helping us all out, by bringing to our attention this wonderful video, which will mean we no longer need to speak incorrectly again. To see it click here.

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