On this week's slightly shorter than normal show, the chaps discuss the SEC being quite cross with VW and Winterkorn, Ford confirms there will be UK job loses in their cost-cutting drive, JLR is recalling cars due to slightly higher than certificated emissions, Alex Robbins writes an excellent article about the dangers of stigmatising diesels, Porsche is putting the 911 GT2 RS back into production briefly, Formula E is coming from Sanya in China this weekend, a couple of articles to check out for the Lunchtime Read and we have another car name as part of the And Finally.Read More
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On this week's show, the chaps talk about Tesla changing their mind on several decisions, Hyundai has developed an app to open your car door, Mission Automotive initiative has been launched, Japanese manufacturers to install hydrogen stations in Japan, Hyundai is bringing many hydrogen lorries to Switzerland, 25% of drivers ignore a red 'X' on a smart motorway, Infiniti is being withdrawn from Western Europe, German manufacturers could face EU fines for collusion, Government has awarded rapid charging contract, the Department of Transport is proposing new standards on road repair, Formula E was quite a fiesty one, WRC Mexico was an interesting weekend, a Lunchtime Read about the Geneva Motor Show, a brilliant sounding List of the Week and an And Finally that is literally out of this world!Read More
On this week's show, we talk about will or won't Ghosn be released on bail following winning approval, we run through the February 2019 New Car Registration figures, Volvo has announced it will limit the top speed of it's cars from 2020, Direct Vision Standard is coming to lorries in London, CO2 emissions have hit a record 5 year high, there is some advice on London's ULEZ if you own a classic car, Tesla has slashed prices and is closing showrooms, Formula E is coming back to London, Mercedes reveal their livery for the 2019/20 deason, Chronos and Cars was at BAC in Liverpool and so were the chaps, List of the Week is a good one for the I-Pace and the And Finally is about the amazing things Ross Lowell invented.Read More
On this week's show, the chaps discuss VW suffering a setback in court, the ex boss of Honda UK comments on the sad news about Swindon, PSA announce a profit and one from Vauxhall too, an antitrust probe has begun into the price of car parts, BMW are fined after fessing up to a mistake with their engine software, CarWow has a new tool that predicts the price of cars after Brexit, license plates with EU flags will not be valid after 29 March, SMMT issue a statement about Brexit being a distraction in the current global automotive climate, mandatory speed limiters and data logging will come to new cars from 2021, the Scottish Faculty of Advocates warns of the dangers with autonomous vehicle software, the Festival of the Unexceptional has opened for Concours registration, Codemasters in partnership with the Motorsport Network to host and promote eracing, there is a hugely entertaining Lunchtime Watch, a glorious List of the Week, and the And Finally is from the man behind Bangernomics, James Ruppert.Read More
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
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