In this week's show, Andrew returns. The chaps chat about how the planned factory shutdowns for the Brexit deadline that never happened affected production numbers, stolen vehicles are up 22% year to date, the hope that parking space data will be shared to make life easier for motorists, how Madrid may be the first city to reverse it's low-emission zone, also Holyrood rejects a blanket 20mph proposal, Kia is recalling some Niro hybrids, NIO has started testing for Season 6 of Formula E, the results of WRC Portugal are discussed, the shock news that Ian Callum is leaving Jaguar, a lovely Lunchtime Read that will make you rush off to Ebay, a List of the Week where you will scratch your head asking if these cars really happened and an And Finally that is a potential rabbit hole for the nerd in us all. We hope you enjoy the show!Read More
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This week Alan is joined by Rich Gooding to discuss a highly electric news mix including Carlos Ghosn’ pre-trial hearing begins, VW has battery woes, the Renault-Fiat Merger Of Equals, Honda e wing cameras, an Audi PHEV, Skoda’s electric sub-brand, electric Corsa, a 250kW EV charging station, a hybrid Ferrari, Berlin e-Prix round-up, the greatest cars with pop-up headlights, the BMW Garmisch, the history of Caffeine & Machine and the final chance to buy Chevrolet. Lastly, don’t forget the Coventry MotoFest is this coming weekend!Read More
In this week’s show, Alan and Andrew chat about tweaks to Ghosn’s indictment, PSA announce the 308 will not actually be built in the UK or Germany, they clarify what JLR’s pre-tax results mean, Hyundai are investing in Rimac, the Government is increasing it’s investment in the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, Lotus is considering all model types when it comes to their future, a new MaaS app is out soon, drones are being used by French police to monitor driver behaviour, the speed limit may go back up in France too, a reminder of the Formula E Berlin race this weekend, there is the very sad news that Niki Lauder has passed away, the chaps recommend gawping at the online Gordon Murray museum, the List of the Week is all about starting your engine, and the And Finally is both amazing and awful but mainly awful. Hope you enjoy the show!Read More
Alan had an electric Hyundai Kona, for a week. Instead of attempting an epic adventure in it, as we've already done that and it has become a bit of a cliche, he just used it normally. Listen in as he tells Andrew about his experiences and blows Andrew's mind when discussing a serious improvement in the technology.Read More
This week Alan's on his own and talks about Carlos Ghosn and the Renault/Nissan merger; the fate of Honda's Swindon factory; how there's hope for Ellesmere Port yet and that there are new, faster public charginf points on their way. Also, Polestar R&D is sent to Coventry and that your car insurance cost may not depend on the factors you think. There's Monaco FormulaE and Chilean WRC news. The Lunchtime Read finds the best classic Japanese metal on display at Japfest, J.D. Power mixes it up in the List of The Week and we round off with a rather smelly story from Bentley.Read More
Three years after we first aired a Special Edition about alternative fuel options, we revisit the subject as things have moved on! Listen to Alan and Andrew chat with experts Tom Callow and Alex Grant as they run through the options, their use cases, some of the ‘best’ myths and what the future holds.Read More
In this week's show, we talk about Porsche settling their emission cheating case, China is now investigating the German collusion on emission tech, details of some of Stadler's calls have been leaked, New Car Registration Figures for April 2019 have been released, BMW first-quarter profits are down but there is a good reason, SMART boss is moved on already, Google ads are not all that they seem, Edinburgh considering a city-wide ban on some vehicles, police to be given more protection for chasing mopeds, Formula E is in Monaco this week, WRC is in Chile this week, Hyundai's new design boss starts, the Lunchtime Read is about Alex Roy and the And Finally tells us how original Porsche is keeping it for some owners. Do enjoy the show!Read More
In this week's show, we talk about Ghosn being released on bail again, JLR looking at buying Addison Lee, the April recalls which cover a surprising number and age of vehicles, grant eligible home charging list has been released, calls to reduce the timescale of the Government's clean car target, RAC fitting their vans with EV chargers, Oslo installs first wireless charging station, a sensible change to how Londoners are charged for getting around the city, a roundup of the eventful Paris ePrix, a roundup of the attritional Rally Argentina, a Lunchtime Read about WLTP - but don't let that put you off, the cheapest five star rated new cars make up the List of the Week and Alan tells us about Toyota's new test facility in the And Finally section. Hope you enjoy the show!Read More
In this week's show, we tell you to get in fast if you want tickets to the Festival of the Unexceptional, Ghosn has been charged again but this time it is different, VW bonus payments to a suspended executive are being probed, we give credit to TfL (rare I know) for trying to help fleet operators with the introduction of the ULEZ scheme, the Car2Go app wasn't hacked in the Chicago crime spree, Google maps adds the current status of EV charging points information, Communities in rural Wales are running EV share schemes, where lights have been switched off on motorways accidents have risen dramatically (percentage wise), Mazda's infotainment system gets borked by a podcast, a reminder that both the Paris ePrix and Rally of Argentina are on this weekend, a Lunchtime Read to give all who like Lotus some hope, a List of the Week that is news too and the And Finally is a quick video of Spinal Track's new venture onto gravel! Hope you enjoy the show.Read More
Alan spent a day at Litchfield Motors, to find out more about the company. Listen in as he chats with Iain Litchfield about the origins of the business, more details on the amazing work they undertake and Alan gets to drive a very ‘Alan’ car.Read More