Episode 199: At Her Chancellor's Pleasure - Stadler appeal fails, BMW to recall EGRs, Geely Looks to Invest in Lotus, SUV Naming Competition, DVLA Systems down,

Alan's solo this week and most of Europe is on holiday so unless you're talking about a certain EV company there's no news. It's a short show...

FOLLOW UP: STADLER TO REMAIN IN JAIL

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has had his appeal for bail rejected by a Munich court.

BMW TO RECALL 324,000 CARS IN EUROPE

Following 27 fires in BMW diesel cars in South Korea, BMW is to recall and change the EGR modules in 324,000 cars across Europe.

GEELY CONSIDERS SPENDING ON LOTUS

51% owner of Group Lotus, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is said to be considering investing £1.5 billion in the Norfolk-based sports car maker.

NAME THAT SUV

Geely is crowdsourcing a non-Chinese name for its "Bin Yue" SUV. Make your suggestions via Twitter.


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DVLA DOWN

Planned system maintenance this weekend means it won't be possible to tax cars this weekend, meaning that anyone buying a car won't be able to drive it on public roads until after the system comes online again at 0600 Monday morning. Find out more here.

Also, you can now submit the new owner slip on the V5C online on the DVLA website.

LUNCHTIME READ: Around Europe in a £750 Omega

Autocar's Lawrence Allan and his flatmate took a 6,000-mile road trip around Europe in a Vauxhall Omega Estate.

LIST OF THE WEEK: The New Cars of 1948 That Changed The World

It turns out that the cars of 1948 made a huge impact on the world's automotive landscape. Check out the luminaries in this list.

AND FINALLY: Japan's Kei Truck Garden Contest

The Japanese Federation of Landscape Contractors holds a Chelsea-Flower-Show-esque competition where the gardens have to fit on the deck of a Kei truck. Check out some of the entrants here.


REAR VIEW PODCAST

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