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.Read More
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Follow Up - Uber vs. Waymo, the stand-off continues
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
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.
Alan’s Top 5 Motoring April Fools
- Still or sparkling Mirai
- BMW i3 Chameleon Edition
- Hyundai’s “Click to Fly”
- Bad Obsession show how to repair a mug with a welder
- PistonHeads to build the ultimate driver’s destination
REAR VIEW PODCAST
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