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

Street Smart
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 41 : Fear and Hope  - Ferrari thoughts, New Car figures, Suzuki Baleno, Tesla, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, GM and Lyft, McLaren P1 Benchmarked, F1 helping hospitals, GT86 Shooting Brake

As ever, Alan and Andrew grab the week's motoring news and give it a dashed-good shake!

Covered this week:-

  • Alan's though some more about tasteful Ferrari revenue generation 
  • April new car registration figures
  • Is diesel doomed? Autocar thinks so...
  • Low, low Suzuki Baleno
  • Tesla. Again.
  • Alfa Giulia first drives
  • GM moving fast of autonomous cars
  • McLaren P1 vs real life
  • Phil Spectre's Evil Twin suggests F1 in central London. Again.
  • How Williams F1's pit crew is helping premature babies in Wales
  • Toyota's GT96 Shooting Break

See the full show notes for links and details!

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