FOLLOW UP: GERMAN CUSTOMERS SEEK COMPENSATION FROM VW
Due to a change in class-action legislation, a group of German customers is taking Volkswagen to court seeking compensation as a result of #Dieselgate. The owners claim their cars have depreciated quicker, pollute more and are less efficient. To read more click the Autocar article here.
SMMT NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES OCTOBER 2018
The October New Car Registration figures have been released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Overall there is a small fall on the year to year comparison, of 2.9%. Hybrid and plug-in registrations are up, as expected on the back of the Government’s announcement they are changing the criteria in the next few days. To read more click the SMMT article here.
VW’S UK BOSS LEAVING
Paul Willis has confirmed, to Car Dealer Magazine, that he will be leaving Volkswagen. He hopes this is by the end of the year, after helping “on-board” his successor. To read more click the Car Dealer Magazine article.
PAY BEFORE FILLING POLICE RECOMMEND
There has been a rise in people driving from forecourts without paying for their fuel. Leicestershire’s Chief Constable, Simon Cole, has recommended that pay-at-the-pump systems should be implemented at all petrol stations. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.
CHILD CAR SEATS LAWS STILL CONFUSING PARENTS
According to Co-Op Insurance research 81% of parents think information regarding the correct use of child car seats should be available. 42% felt ill-informed as to the correct size, type and position for their child. To read more click the Motoring Research article here and also find a link to helpful information on the correct type and use for your child within it.
4 OUT OF 5 DISTRACTED ON SCHOOL RUN
More Than car insurance has surveyed parents who use their car for the school run and discovered that four out of five respondents found it difficult to concentrate whilst driving. To read more click the Motoring research article here.
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FEARS MOTORSPORT MAY BECOME TECHNICALLY IMPOSSIBLE
There are fears that a poorly worded EU regulation for insurance could make it illegal to stage motorsport events. The problem is that the regulation will require vehicles used under normal circumstances must be insured, even if on private land. The hope is that this wording will be changed prior to the implementation of the new regulations. To read more click the EVO link here.
LIST OF THE WEEK: FIVE CARS THAT DESERVE THE SINGER TREATMENT
Gavin Braithwaite-Smith has compiled a compelling list of cars he feels are deserving of special treatment. Using Singer’s strap-line of ‘Restored. Reimagined. Reborn’ - Gavin has carefully selected five special cars. To check out his choices and the reasons why click the Motoring Research article here.
AND FINALLY: PETERSON AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
The Peterson Automotive Museum has an amazing collection of classic Japanese cars, which we urge you to check out. To drool over some stunning metal click the Top Gear link here.
REAR VIEW PODCAST
Don't forget the new show from the team at Motoring Podcast, Rear View, where we talk to fascinating people from the motoring universe. To go listen to the episodes already released on Apple Podcasts click here.