FOLLOW UP: PROSECUTORS REVISE GHOSN IDICTMENT
Whilst revising the indictment against Carlos Ghosn, Tokyo prosecutors have details the alleged cash transfer between Ghosn and a Saudi friend. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.
FOLLOW UP: UK AND GERMANY WILL NOT GET 308 PRODUCTION
Almost the moment we published last week's episode, where one item explained that the PSA Group was considering Peugeot 308 production in the UK and Germany, they made a statement that this will not be the case. Click on the Automotive News Europe article here for more.
JLR POSTS PRE-TAX FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Jaguar Land Rover posted a pre-tax loss of £3.6 billion, for the last financial year. However, it must be remembered that £3.3 billion of this was written down in a previous financial declaration. They actually had a good fourth quarter, posting a pre-tax profit of £269 million. To read more click the Autocar article here.
HYUNDAI INVESTS IN RIMAC
Hyundai and Rimac are teaming up to help develop a mid-motor electric sports car. Around $90 million will be invested by Hyundai and Kia, with Hyundai taking the bulk of the costs. To read more click the Jalopnik article here.
GOVERNMENT INCREASES BATTERY INVESTMENT
The UK Government is adding £28 million in the UK Batter Industrialisation Centre near Coventry. This is on top of £80 million already earmarked. The aim is to make the UK a centre for electric battery technology and pioneering work. To read more click the Autocar article here.
LOTUS CONSIDERING FUTURE MODEL PROJECTS
Lotus boss, Phil Popham, outlined how they will consider future models but that their priority is to re-establish themselves as a sports car company. GTs, sport saloons, crossovers and SUVs could all happen in the future. To read more click the Autocar article here.
GO-AHEAD MASS APP TO BE LAUNCHED
The Go-Ahead Group will be launching a Mobility-as-a-Service app in September, which will combine bus and rail information including costs, in phase one. They plan to add other modes such as car-sharing schemes and executive car offerings. To read more click the Company Car Today link here and turn to page 6.
POLICE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN FRANCE FOCUS ON SPEED
French Police are utilising drones to catch speeding drivers on autoroutes. This has been an effective way in which to monitor driver behaviour. To read more click The Connexion article here.
Local authorities will be able to set their own speed limits, the Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philipppe, announced. This is in reaction to the unpopular move to reduce the speed limit implemented by the national government. To read more click here for The Connexion article.
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FORMULA E: BERLIN
This weekend will see Formula E return to Berlin.
To check up on the ways you can watch the race where you are click the Formula E Ways to Watch link here.
NIKI LAUDA PASSES AWAY
The sad news was released today, that Niki Lauda has passed away. He was a man who was known and admired in motorsport but also the world outside. To read more about the amazing man and life click the Autocar article here.
LUNCHTIME GAWP: ONLINE GORDON MURRAY MUSEUM
Gordon Murray has created a 3D virtual museum for all of us to revel in his work from the last 50 years. As Gavin Braithwaite-Smith explains to us in the Motoring Research piece, one lunchtime may not be enough. To read the article click here. To visit the museum click here.
LIST OF THE WEEK: 20 DIFFERENT WAYS TO START YOUR CAR
Autocar has produced a list of the all the ways in which you can start your car. This is an Autocar Slideshow, so don't forget, if it doesn't quite work for you click the picture and you'll be able to move through it without the text warping. To see the list click here.
AND FINALLY: BURGER KING MONETISES TRAFFIC JAMS
Burger King has introduced the "Traffic Jam Whopper", in Mexico City. Anyone feeling hungry, who's stuck in traffic can order food and have it delivered via a courier. The idea is to expand this to other countries too. To read more click the Jalopnik article 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.