Episode 223: Swallowed a positivity pill - 4 December 2018

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!

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Episode 222: Going to finish this point - 27 November 2018

On this week's show, the chaps discuss the final resolution to the rear seat belt issue VW have, more fall-out from Ghosn being arrested, things look pretty grim for Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant, GM continues to shrink its operations, the release of a report into 20mph zones, DoT is investing in road safety initiatives, the new MOT emission standards are working, buses with autonomous technology will be on the Forth Road Bridge, the BBC has released their timetable for the new Formula E season, Quest TV will also be showing live races in the UK too, Best of British List of the Week, Alan went to a very good event which had the bonus of making Andrew jealous and they tell you how you can go bid on some cars that are part of a new TV series.

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Episode 196: Otto's Uber Out - No Deal Brexit Fear for UK Car Industry, New VW COO, Ford Europe Re-Org On The Cards, Uber Shutters Otto Trucks, Calls to Abolish MOTs, Today's Cars in The Past

Volkswagen invite BMW’s Duesmann to the Board, FCA move quickly to replace Sergio Marchionne following news of his serious ill health, 157GB of automotive manufacturing sensitive data held on public servers, E10 petrol consultation opened in UK, Detroit Motorshow moves to June, Ofgem outlines suggestions on how to cope with expected rise in EV charging numbers, DVLA asking drivers to retake eye tests, Vauxhall/Opel return to profit, Techeetah partners with DS Formula E team for next season, Christopher Svensson looses battle with cancer, Dambrosio named new Mitsubishi Executive Design Director, Lunchtime Read: How to Service a Lexus LFA, List of the Week: France’s Luxury Barges, And Finally: Liberty Walks GT-R.

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Episode 182: It's Big - BMW Bugs, Hamburg Shuts a Street, Zip in an e-Golf, Tesla Model 3 Crashes, SMMT Drives

Andrew's away this week, so Alan's joined by motoring journalist Richard Gooding to talk about some of the week's news and then reminisce about their trip to the SMMT Drive Day last week.

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Episode 99 : Mellow Yellow - Uber and Waymo, Yellow Car Rally, New London Taxi, Tesla worth more than Ford

This week's show is "Alan Only" so it's a short one...

Follow Up - Uber vs. Waymo, the stand-off continues

Files are still missing and the director of Uber's self-driving vehicle programme is "Pleading The Fifth". Will Uber be forced to halt work? More from Jalopnik and Bloomberg.

Follow Up - Maddox Yellow is now "a thing"

100 yellow cars paraded through the village of Bibury in the Cotswolds at the weekend in support of 84-year-old retired dentist Peter Maddox, who's yellow Corsa was vandalised for "ruining" tourist's photos when parked outside his house. Vauxhall has shown their support by renaming the colour to "Maddox Yellow". More from Autoblog.

London Taxi Company build new Warwickshire Factory

The first new U.K. Vehicle factory for over a decade has been built for London Taxi Company via parent company Geely. More from Autocar.

Tesla more Valuable Than Ford

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By Schwartz, Rosen

Tesla’s market cap valuation exceeded that of Ford today following a 7% rise in share value brought about by the announcement that Tesla had delivered 25,000 cars in Q1 of 2017. More from BBC News.

Mexico E-Prix Summary

The Mexico City E-Prix was a chaotic display of skills, spills and overtaking, with Lucas di Grassi working his way from last on the grid to first. Also, Sergio Marchionne has said some stuff. Race report from Motorsport.com, Sergio statements from Jalopnik.

Daily Diesel Toxin Tax

The UK Government is expected to announce a £20 charge on drivers of older diesel vehicles to enter up to 35 sites in the UK. Hooray. More from Autocar.

April Fools

Alan’s Top 5 Motoring April Fools


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Episode 57 : Alfa Romeo and Guilia - SMMT Figures for July, UK Guilia Specs and Prices, Faraday Hires, More Jeep Hacks

This week Andrew’s off-grid so it’s an Alan-only show. Don’t think that means there’s less content though...

  • Italy Announces Volkswagen Fines for #Dieselgate
  • Tesla 2nd Quarter Results - More Missed Predictions
  • SMMT New Registration Numbers for July
  • Renault Becomes Europe’s Second-Biggest-Selling Manufacturer
  • Aston Martin DB11 - Reviews Have Hit The News Stands
  • Alpine - SUV a Possibility
  • Hackers Do It Again - More Jeep Hacks to Be Announced
  • Faraday Future Snatch Another EV Powertrain Expert
  • New Fuel Cell Vehicle Acronym From Nissan
  • Japan Approves Mirrorless Cars
  • UK To Host Autonomous Vehicle Track Days
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Episode 45: Top Gear Free Zone

Andrew's away this week so it's an Alan-only headlines show this week. There are precious few of them so he also talks about what he drove at the SMMT Drive Day on Thursday last week.

VW E-Golf Updates Coming Soon

Volvo: Manufacturers should accept responsibility for their autonomous vehicles

New Megane Range and Prices Released

SMMT Drive Day

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