Episode 232: Oh Sharan Sharon Whatever - 29 January 2019

Alan’s on his own this week, so it’s a quicker-than-usual buzz through the week’s news.

Follow Up - Car Road Tax Article

There were a couple of errors in the article on Vehicle Excise Duty that we quoted last week. Thanks to Andy Masson for keeping us straight.

Follow Up - Nissan / Renault / Ghosn-gate

This week Carlos Ghosn resigned from both his positions at Renault and Hiroto Saikawa say he intends to step down as Nissan CEO in response. Renault appoints a new Chairman and a new CEO and President Macron thinks the Renault Chairman should be Chairman of both. The US SEC also starts investigating executive compensation reporting at Nissan in the USA.

Volvo Recalls Some Diesel Models

Volvo has announced a precautionary recall of diesel models sold in the 2015/2016 model year.

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme Technical Specifications Announced

The UK Government has announced a new minimum technical specification for home chargers to be installed after 1st June 2019.

London Minicab Firm Buys 1,200 VW Sharan

Ubiquitous London minicab firm Addison Lee has bought 1,200 Volkswagen Sharan to update its fleet.


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FormulaE - Santiago ePrix

Race results and why Lucas di Grassi lost pole position.

WRC - Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastian Ogier wins the Monte Carlo for Citroen.

Lunchtime Watch - Not2Grand

Not2Grand have released their first full-length video. It’s rather good, so give it a watch to see Chris and co bring a rather interesting classic back to life.

And Finally - Trust Stan to Park Your Car

Gatwick Airport have signed up to a trial of Stanley Robotics’ autonomous car-parking robots.