Wash Their Trousers - 5 November 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss Bristol's approval of banning privately owned diesels, VW fight accusations that Winterkorn instructed a supression of the extent of dieselgate, New Car Registration figures are down for October 2019, PSA and FCA agree to a 50/50 merger, a map and chart of public charging points has been released by the Government with the help of the excellent ZapMap, mobile phone loophole to be closed for drivers, Mercedes-Benz recall the new EQC SUV due to a dodgy bolt, private parking companies will have to abide by new rules soon, Tänak is joining Hyundai in 2020, a connected car Lunchtime Read, a reverberating List of the Week and a moment for self-reflection by all of us with the And Finally.

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Thanks for that Insight - 29 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps tell us how Ghosn's defence team has gone really aggressive, smart motorways will now be reevaluated, Sadiq Khan announces a new scrappage scheme aimed atlow-income and disabled people, the Department for Transport has "committed" to asking for long-term funding to be made available to local councils to fix and maintain our roads, Bristol will vote on banning diesel cars, the EU has won a pollution case against France, Lidl will be installing 300 rapid chargers with PodPoint, Bloodhound LSR project is testing in South Africa, WRC Spain result sows up the Driver's Championship, a Lunchtime Read about a quick turn around on cost savings project, Alan and Andrew put forward their own List of the Week from the Toky Motor Show, and you will be swept away by the And Finally.

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Helping the Community - 22 October 2019

n this week's show, the chaps tell us how VW are getting more time to sort themselves out in the US, how the class-action lawyers claiming VW are still bad appear to be desperate, Germany turns down the idea of speed limits on the Autobahn, Citroën may or may not be getting a new CEO, the idea of green license plates for zero-emission cars is put forward, motorway lights will be switched back on overnight in the UK, a proposed environmental bill would make environmental issues a forced recall similar to safety, Formula E now has a track advisory committee, there is backing for cancelling the Hong Kong e-prix and Santiago is being closely watched, there is an important survey Alan and Andrew are recommending everyone participates in, a List fo the Week looking at side vents and the And Finally is crazy and brilliant from Hyundai.

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Of Certain Persuasions - 15 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss possible cultural differences in business practices with Nissan, Renault seem busy eating themselves, Dyson's EV project is dead, Toyota now has a multi-brand leasing arm in the UK, car finance is under the spotlight, Morris Commercial Vehicles is apparently back, pay-per-mile charging looks more likely in the UK, Parkers has an interesting new way to gauge costs when comparing cars, NIO 333 has confirmed their drivers for 2019/20, Carsten Monnerjan will head up ItalDesign, a wonderful Lunchtime Read about the Africar, a List of the Week that looks at optional extras, and the And Finally warns against drunk e-scootering in Germany.

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Wrong and Overly Cynical - 8 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss VW actually winning a court case, Nissan appoints a new CEO and COO, Ghosn is trying to get fit again, cynicism is deployed when chatting about September's New Car Registration figures, Volvo and Geely combine their engine development division, Formula E announce the 2019/20 calendar, Jaguar announces a new driver, Mahindra announces the same drivers but a new sponsor, WRC GB results and Petter Solberg wins in his last rally, we have a Lunchtime Click, Kaban leaves a job he didn't ask for and the And Finally discusses the last Saab 9-3 EV.

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May or May Not Become Reality - 1 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss the start of the class-action suit in Germany against VW, Bloodhound LSR's last tests in the UK before going to South Africa, questionable ways the insurance industry rejects your claims, the Tory Party's turn with pledges this week, the demand that 30 new Clean Air Zones be created across England, safety improvements to Smart Motorways in Yorkshire, TAG Heuer Porsche name their Formula E test drivers, reminder that the mud fest that is WRC GB is on this weekend, a Lunchtime Read that is probably one of the more insane ideas for a car, a List of the Week that is unforgettable, and an And Finally that lets you drive a remote-controlled car.

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Captain Allegedly - 24 September 2019

In this week's Birthday show, the chaps thank all those who've helped during the past four years - don't worry they don't get too mushy.

They also chat about market manipulation charges for some VW executives, Daimler get hit by a big fine, Nissan reaches an agreement with the SEC over supposed non-disclosure of Ghosn full compensation, Ineos sign agreement for Bridgend, Pendragon hit hard by tough trading conditions, Labour makes pledges to speed up EV adoption, Catalytic convertor theft rises sharply in London, Sir Michael Edwardes former British Leyland Chairman dies, Formula E adds another race location and Nico Muller joins Geox Dragon racing, the is a Lunchtime Read that has already sparked debate in the design community and the And Finally will let you fulfil a Top Gear dream.

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Weaponised UAVs - 17 September 2019

In this week's show, the chaps get to discuss an impending and potentially expensive deadline hurtling towards Audi, the Frankfurt Motor Show is under threat, BAC secures big orders, Ineos claims it is nearly there with a deal to build in Bridgend, what do the Saudi oil attacks mean for the motorists, selecting your own noise to warn pedestrians about your quiet car, Thatcham Research releases autonomous vehicle white paper, Da Costa moves to DS Techeetach, Formula E had record growth and profits last season, WRC Turkey was brilliant for tyre suppliers less so for everyone else, a Lunchtime Read that is self-indulgent, List of the Week is from Jim Holder's experience with an EV and we get outraged over the And Finally.

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You Really Don't Help - 10 September 2019

In this week's show, we chat about departures from Nissan, a proposal for a pavement parking ban in the UK, August's New Car Registrations figures get an interrogation, Ionity announces new investment, how the 'people's car' is coming from Renault rather than anyone else, speed limits to be reduced in parts of London, Scottish public sector fleets are going ULEV by 2025, Karim Habib is on the move again, a glorious Lunchtime Read, a consumer-centric List of the Week, and an And Finally that transports us back to the 80s.

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Given Value of Happy - 3 September 2019

In this week's show, we ask if Levandowski is the messiah or just a very naughty boy, we explain why you should not take a nice car to Creamfields music festival, Highways England are being sued over smart motorways, a modified Bugatti Chiron goes jolly quickly, a roadmap for UK connected and automated mobility is released, Toyota and Suzuki tie into a closer alliance, Frankfurt Motor Show tightens security, Toyota will pause production for one day after Brexit, 'Play Streets' will be easier to create, Porsche reveals their Formula E car and livery, the Jim Clark museum is opened, a rapid List of the Week, a Lunchtime Read that's a little different and an And Finally that makes Alan regret a recent decision.

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