Episode 136 : Happy Birthday to us - Uber hysteria, Are hybrids as clean as claimed, Great but disastrous cars, Ken Block drives up a hill

Amazingly, on our second anniversary show, we have no Follow Up! Hooray. Straight off into the new News it is.

GREENPEACE STORM SHIP

Greenpeace stormed a ship carrying Volkswagen vehicles, in an effort to get the firm to ditch diesel. Good of them to join the #Dieselgate outrage. Over two years later. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.

UBER REFUSED NEW TAXI LICENSE IN LONDON

Uber has been refused a new taxi license by Transport for London (TfL). There are several, very serious reasons why this has happened, not that the Internet let that stop the outrage at TfL and the Mayor of London. To read an article cutting through the conspiracy garbage being spouted about this click the London Reconnections article here.

Uber, after stirring up the Internet to defend them, and plead for the 40,000 drivers it has on the books in London, then started to move into ‘Humble Pie Mode’, with the CEO saying that they need to look at themselves for allowing this situation to occur. To read more about this click the Jalopnik article here.

CLAIMS THAT PLUG-IN HYBRIDS AREN’T CLEAN

The Miles Consultancy (TMC) has stated that hybrids are amongst the worst offenders for pollution, according to their investigation. To read more click the FleetNews article here.

SHELL ANNOUNCE FIRST NO-PETROL STATION

Shell will open a forecourt with biofuels, EV charging points, and hydrogen refueling. A first step into the likely future of refueling stations. To read the Telegraph article click here.

DEVON GETTING NEW RAPID CHARGERS

Hooray! Devon is installing more rapid chargers. A bit late for our journey, but they do need them. To read the FleetNews article click here.

DYSON ELECTRIC CAR

Dyson has announced they will have an electric car in production in 2020. To read the Autocar article click here.

DR ERIK COELINGH ON SELF-DRIVING CARS

Dr Lem Bingley, from GreenMotor, chatted to Dr Erik Coelingh, of Autoliv, about self-driving cars. This is a fascinating article, which lets the air out of some of the hysteria surrounding AVs. To read the GreenMotor article click here.

LIST OF THE WEEK - GREAT CARS THAT WERE A DISASTER

Autocar has produced a wonderful list of cars that were brilliant, but also a disaster. To look through the gallery click here.

AND FINALLY - KEN BLOCK DRIVES UP A HILL

Ken Block has released his latest crazy driving adventure. This time attacking Pikes Peak in Hoonigan style. To watch the amazing video click here. To watch Climb Dance, the Ari Vatanen drive up Pikes Peak click here.

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