Episode 189: Ignoring Mathematics - Winterkorn refuses to testify, BP buys Chargemaster, Quick Porsche is quick, lovely Lunchtime Read

FOLLOW UP: WINTERKORN REFUSES TO TESTIFY

Martin Winterkorn has decided to invoke his right to not testify at the upcoming hearings. To read more check out Greg Kable's tweet, we also recommend you following him.

BP BUYS CHARGEMASTER

BP has bought the UK’s largest EV charging network, Chargemaster. This puts BP at the front end of the push towards charging infrastructure in the UK. To read more click on the BP statement here.

EU PROPOSING NEW MANDATORY SAFETY EQUIPMENT

The Juncker Commission has proposed a series of mandatory steps the EU needs to implement for safer, cleaner and connected mobility in the future. To read more click the EU article here.

AUTOLIB ELECTRIC SHARING CONTRACT ENDED IN PARIS

Paris has ended the contract with Autolib to provide an electric vehicle fleet for the car-sharing scheme, due to financial difficulties. To read more click the Reuters article here. However, PSA has just announced that it will step into the breach in the fourth quarter of 2018 with their own service, to read more click here.

FIFTH GEAR RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER

Fifth Gear will be returning to our screens, after another lengthy hiatus. To read more click on the Motoring Research article here.

HYUNDAI IS SURPRISE FCA TAKEOVER CONTENDER

Hyundai has emerged as the leading surprise takeover contender of Fiat-Chrysler. To read more click on the Asia Times article here.


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I.D.R POWERED BY FORMULA E MOTOR

The record-breaking I.D.R was powered by two Formula E engines, one normal sized and the other smaller, for the front wheels. To read more click on the vwvortex article here.

QUICK PORSCHE IS JOLLY QUICK

A Porsche 919 has lapped the Nürburgring in an astonishing 5:19, with an average speed of 145mph. AVERAGE! Click here for the onboard to get a real sense of what it’s like to travel that fast on that track/road.

NIELS VAN ROIJ SHOOTING BRAKE

The design company has revealed a couple of videos, showcasing the design and the particular features that Niels is particularly pleased to have been executed in the manner he wished. to watch the short video click here. To watch the longer one, with commentary, click here.

LUNCHTIME READ: THE ROAD MAKES KIDS LOVE CARS

Sam Smith has written a lovely piece on taking his daughter on a road trip for ice-cream. Click on the Road & Track link here and your day will be a tad better than before.

LIST OF THE WEEK: SPECIAL EDITIONS

Autocar has compiled a list of good, bad and ugly special editions. Click here to run through the list.


REAR VIEW PODCAST

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