On this week's episode, the chaps talk about VW winning a compensation case related to #Dieselgate in Germany, bad news for Porsche as prosecutors in Stuttgart begin proceedings against them in connection with #Dieselgate, France confirms Brits won't need an international license to drive there if there's a no deal Brexit, Ghosn loses his golden parachute and changes his legal team in Japan, the sad news that Honda will close the Swindon plant is discussed, there are a couple of road-related articles dissected, Andrew warns us to be prepped for a renewed assault on Twitter from OEMs as they have a new industry director, Formula E Mexico is enthusiastically discussed, WRC Sweden is a roller coaster, Alan tries to drive between some cones, a myth-busting Lunchtime Read, another contentious List of the Week and an And Finally that will bring a smile to your face due to the sheer silliness of it.Read More
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On this week's show, the chaps kick off with #Dieselgate, where Volkswagen's software fix is under the microscope, Bosch could be in trouble from German prosecutors and, amazingly, VW too, Carlos Ghosn's wedding costs are investigated and the chaps wonder if there is the start of a turn in how Ghosn is reported in the press, one of our wonderful listeners, Sam Burnett, gets in touch which means Alan can geek about about small cars and their importance to New Car Registration figures, there is the sad news that John Haynes has passed away, the chaps discuss the nuances of JLR £3.4bn wrote-down, hydrogen receives a boost from the Government, WiTricity buys Qualcomm's wireless charging business, Formula E is back in Mexico this weekend, FIA and Formula E are teaming up to premier their 'Girls on Track' educational events aimed at girls between 8-18, I-Pace eTrophy debuts as a support race to Formula E this weekend, Top Gear is back THIS Sunday and not last as Andrew got that wrong, however Lazy Boy Garage starts Wednesday 13 2019, there is a challenging List of the Week and an And Finally that shows some eye watering depreciation.Read More
On this week's show, with Andrew rising from his sick bed like Lazarus, the chaps discuss Carlos Ghosn's first interview since being arrested, more drama at JD Classics, Ford has confirmed the number of job losses at the Bridgend plant, a second Apple worker has been accused of stealing autonomous tech information, the January 2019 new car registration figures are looked into, Nissan will now not build the next X-Trail in Sunderland, Porsche admits to declaring the wrong fuel and emission figures for the last gen 911, Mercedes and Bosch have to go to court to face a class-action suit in the US, Wayne Burgess will head up Geely's UK design centre, a reminder that Top Gear is back on TVs this Sunday, they run through the WhatCar? 2019 Awards, and there is a wonderful And Finally.Read More
On this week's show the chaps quickly dispense with some #Dieselgate and Carlos Ghosn Follow Up, moving onto news from Lotus, LEVC gets a new CEO, they congratulate Kia for selling 1 million cars in the UK, there are more warnings for UK motorists if no-deal Brexit occurs, they discuss the lack of thought in using Workplace Parking Levies, Alan schools Andrew on VW's idea for deposits on their I.D. cars, there is a reminder that both Formula E and WRC are back this weekend, the Lunchtime Read is some actual consumer advice, the List of the Week is 50 Shades of Grey, and they return to a familiar automotive news source for the And Finally!Read More
On this week's show the chaps discuss a surprising move by VW to claw some money back over #Dieselgate, FCA settles with US authorities over supposedly illegal software, Bosch settles with US authorities over supposedly illegal software, Ghosn loses his appeal against detention, loses his bail application, Nissan board members leave the company, JLR announces big job loses, Ford announces big restructuring to their European set up, advice from the Government for UK drivers wishing to drive abroad after March 28, Honda will shut their Swindon plant down after 29 March, Ford and VW reveal they've formed an alliance, amazing the ASA dismiss complaints against a car ad, the Marrakesh Formula E result is examined, a Lunchtime Read, a List of the Week and a And Finally.Read More
On the first show of 2019 the chaps start with some Follow Up. VW is being sued by a German State Government, IAV pleads guilty in the US in connection with #Dieselgate, Ghosn is rearrested, two senior Nissan execs take some leave, Ghosn appears in court to refute claims against him, December and 2018 New Car Registrations are down, New Year's Honours for some special car people, London launches a van scrappage scheme, Tottenham Court Road to ban all but buses and bikes from March, Greater Manchester may bring in charges for LGV and HGVs, BMW to face criminal proceedings in Korea, Takata airbag recall still slow in the UK, Highways England doesn't like touchscreens in cars, Formula E is back at the weekend and so is the Rookie Test, Hyundai WRC gets a new boss, an excellent Lunchtime Read from Jalopnik and the cars and props from Fast and Furious Live are up for auction.Read More
On the final News Show of the year, the chaps start off with good Follow Up, the Bloodhound project has been saved, there are several articles discussed with regards, to the continued fall out from Carlos Ghosn's arrest, a leaked email shows that Uber allegedly knew their autonomous vehicle project wasn't going well, Levandowski claims his new company has driven across the US with no disengagements, Euro 6 diesel cars can be banned from European cities, Apple hires a Tesla designer, Hyundai to sell a car unlockable with a fingerprint in China, River Severn crossing now free, drivers are warned of 'Frantic Friday', Formula E is back, CEO Agag will become Chairman of Formula E, the chaps discuss last year's predictions and announce their new ones for 2019, Porsche have to tell us how to pronounce Taycan.Read More
On this week's show, the chaps discuss more #Dieselgate news, the slowly evolving Carlos Ghosn saga including who signed off what, the sad confirmation that the Bloodhound SSC project has closed, November 2018's New Car Registration Figures, the Footman James Classic Car Show is no more, CarGurus buys PistonHeads, VW has been selling undocumented preproduction cars it shouldn't have, Formula E is back this weekend, a cracking List of the Week which will make you scuttle off to the online car marketplace of your choice, And Finally there is a call to arms for bringing back the basic models into car ranges.Read More
On this week's episode, the chaps discuss the continued detention of Carlos Ghosn, Madrid bringing in the toughest car bans of any city so far, JLR will again temporarily lay off staff, new public charging points announced, Kia and Hyundai are let down by the official WLTP test, FCA is going to re-tool their Turin plant, Festival of the Unexceptional has a new home, Hyundai's UK Boss is stepping down, Formula E will have an Attack Mode and is looking to return to the UK, TVR factory is held up as no one paid attention to public sector procurement rules, Alan didn't buy a car last Sunday, a thought-provoking Lunchtime Read, and we celebrate the return of #AutoAdvent and now #AutoAdventLite!Read More