You Really Don't Help - 10 September 2019


FOLLOW UP: NISSAN'S CEO TO STEP DOWN

Hiroto Saikawa, the CEO of Nissan, will step down this month. Saikawa, amongst others in the company, have been discovered receiving more from the company's executive incentive program than they apparently should have. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.

FOLLOW UP: HEAD OF INTERNAL GHOSN PROBE RESIGNS

Christina Murray, who was the vice president that was in control of Nissan's internal investigation into the Carlos Ghosn scandal has left the company suddenly. There was no clear indication as to why she left. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.

FOLLOW UP: PAVEMENT PARKING BAN RECOMMENDED

The House of Commons Transport Committee has recommended, following an investigation into the issue of pavement parking, that a nationwide ban be imposed on all pavement parking. This has caused a lot of heated debate on social media. To read the Transport Committee's findings click the link here.

AUGUST 2019 NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES

Another month, another fall in overall figures with diesel MHEV petrol and PHEV vehicles showing a large percentage decrease in registrations. To read more click the SMMT link here.

HYUNDAI AND KIA INVEST IN EUROPEAN CHARGING COMPANY IONITY

Hyundai and Kia have joined VW, BMW, Daimler and Ford as shareholders in Ionity, the European EV charging joint venture. The plan is for ignite to install 400 high-speed charging stations across Europe by the end of 2020. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.

RENAULT LAUNCHES THE PEOPLE'S EV CAR

Renault has launched an electric version of the Kwid car, which gives a claimed range of 155 miles for less than $10,000. Edward Niedermeyer has written an excellent article outlining why this car is so important. To read more click The Drive article here.

20MPH LIMIT FOR PARTS OF LONDON

Transport for London has announced the area of the central Congestion Charge will have a speed limit of 20mph. Further reduction include some 50mph being lowered to 40mph. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.

SCOTTISH PUBLIC SECTOR FLEETS TO BE ULEV ONLY FROM 2025

The Scottish Government has announced that all public sector fleets will be ultra-low emission only from 2025. Scotland continues to be ahead of the rest of the UK when it comes to greener motoring initiatives. To read more click the Company Car Today article here.


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DESIGNERS MOOD BOARD: KARIM HABIB ON THE MOVE AGAIN

As Infiniti continues to retreat to Japan, closing sites across the globe, their head of design Karim Habib has left them to join Kia. Starting in October he will be joining as senior vice president. To read more click the Autoevolution article here.

LUNCHTIME READ: JOHN MARGOILES'S ROADSIDE PHOTOS ARE AUTOMOTIVE AMERICANA AT ITS BEST

This week Jalopnik supply the wonderful article and pictures talking about the photographs of John Margolies and what he found in forty years of travelling in the US. To read more click the link here.

LIST OF THE WEEK: 6 WAYS USED CAR FRAUDSTERS TRY TO FOOL YOU

In an outbreak of consumer advice, the List of the Week, from Motoring Research, lists the things we all need to look out for when buying a used car. To read more click the link here.

AND FINALLY: OPEL STAND AT FRANKFURT

Whilst we aren't really talking about Frankfurt this week, we cannot let the news of Opel having a yellow GT-Spec Nova on their stand. Click the link here to learn more.


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