Alan is back! Also, this week has a much more cheerful show, thanks to there being some positive news. However, there is still enough to make you shake your head in a sad way.
FOLLOW UP: #DIESELGATE PORSCHE MECAN GET ANOTHER FIX
Porsche is going to have to update the software of the Mecan diesels as the German authorities believe there is skulduggery at work. So much so, that they are contemplating a sales ban. To read more click the Motor1 UK article here.
FOLLOW UP: TESLA MODEL S SHOOTING BRAKE COMPLETED
Qwest has finished the estate version of the Model S. To read more click the Autocar article here.
FOLLOW UP: PROJECT SWARM FROM RALPH HOSIER
The wonderful Project Swarm pick up has been written about by one of the chaps who helped build it. To read the project from Ralph Hosier’s point of view click here.
PRIMATES USED IN DEISEL TESTS
Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW funded a research company who tested the effect of diesel on primates a few years ago. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.
HACKNEY COUNCIL CONSULTING ABOUT BANNING ICE CARS FROM STREETS
Hackney Council has opened a public consultation over closing a few roads to non ultra low emission vehicles for a few hours each day. To read more or even take part click the consultation link here.
FORMULA E CAR’S NEW LOOK
Formula E has revealed the new look of 2.0 cars. These will be more expensive than the current car, however, there will be no need to stop and swap during the race. To see the new look click the Autosport article here and the FIA link here.
WRC MONTE CARLO
A very hard Mote Carlo rally finished with Sebastian Ogier winning. Toyota came in second and third with Tanak and Latvala. Meeke brought the first Citrëon in fourth. The first Hyundai was fifth, with Neuville behind the wheel. To read about how hard and difficult it was, click the Autosport article here.
LOTUS’S NEW PLAN
Lotus has released details of a 10-year plan to bring out new models, including a SUV, and increase the workforce by 300. To read more about this very positive and optimistic news click the Eastern Daily Press article here.
ROUGE PARKING CLAMPED
The Government has released information on proposals to make it harder for rouge parking enforcement companies. To read the consultation click the link here.
FASTEST NORWEGIAN TAXI
Whilst you may think you’ve been in a quick taxi before, but how about a Focus RS that is used as a taxi? Well, Evald Jåstad, from Odda in Norway, is doing just that. To read more and see a stunning vid click the Motor1 article here.
LIST OF THE WEEK - POCKET ROCKETS
Gavin Braithwaite-Smith has produced another cracking list, this time about the best pocket rockets you could buy. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.
AND FINALLY - RHD RAPTORS ARE HERE
The Ford F150 Raptor has been brought over to the UK and converted to right-hand drive. To see what that actually means, and possibly wince at the price, click the advert here.
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