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Massive Recall - 3 December 2019
This week Alan is solo whilst Andrew lies, feverishly, in his sickbed. Alan covers the start of the civil class-action against Volkswagen in the UK, ex-Nissan CEO Saikawa's thoughts on the proposed Renault/Nissan Merger, job cuts and recall threats are Daimler, BMW diesel engine recall expansion, the revelation that the UK Transport minister backs road charging, that £280 million pounds of revenue was lost in the botch phase-out of the paper tax disk, Europe's best October for car registrations in a decade, Formula is is now an Official World Championship, that Zombie miles could negate any possible congestion-beating benefits of autonomous cars and, finally, 14 ways to make your car last longer. Lastly, we launched this year's Listener Survey! As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to get in touch with news items and feedback!
A Beige Bottom - 26 November 2019
This week Richard Gooding joins Andrew, as they start the show with an apology over the correct figure for van plug-in grants, follow up from July 2016 as German prosecutors charge BWM, Daimler and VW in regards, to a steel cartel, Carlos and Carole Ghosn are allowed to talk to each other briefly, GM sues FCA for bribing unions, Uber stripped of license in London but appeals, Toyota becomes No.2 in China, a warning not to stay too long at petrol forecourts, the British Motor Show is returning in 2020, the V&A has a thought provoking exhibition, Formula E is back with a double-header in Diriyah, Citroën react poorly to Ogier leaving the struggling team, a Lunchtime Read about modern classics, a List of the Week which will please all the fans of lightness and the And Finally could spark more of an interest in classic campervans. As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to get in touch with news items and feedback!
More Like The Tone We Expect - 19 November 2019
In this week's show, we shed some insight into the move by the Dutch PM reducing the speed limit, VW promises to splash the cash on EVs, Audi will have a new CEO, 'Self-Charging Hybrid' is acceptable to say in public now, we find out how Musk chose Germany for the new Tesla plant, England councils rake in parking cash, Formula E is back and will be on the BBC again, Santiago e-Prix will be going ahead too, Bloodhound testing ends on a high, there is a wonderful Lunchtime Read thanks to Nick Trott, a List of the Week from Autocar that Alan queries some of the facts, and the And Finally is ever so cute. As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to get in touch with news items and feedback!
Special Edition - Bangernomics
In this Special Edition Andrew is joined by Mr Bangernoics, James Rüppert. During the conversation, they explore the origins of the term, what it means, how to go about it and buying advice. Added to that we get to hear about Jame’s latest book, which is a wonderful guide to the world of Bangernomics.
Modern Art - 12 November 2019
In this week's show, the chaps discuss the shocking state of Uber's autonomous technology testing software and culture, Alfa's move to more SUVs and fewer coupes, how JLR is looking for a partner, Nissan's profit nose-dive, the tech the EU has mandated for vehicles from 2022, the clever way BP Chargemaster has found a way around the motorway charging monopoly, congestion in the Lake District, Bloodhound is getting quicker and quicker, WRC Australia has rightly been cancelled, a Lunchtime Read about brand reputation, a List of the Week about steering wheels and a lovely And Finally. As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to get in touch with news items and feedback!
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2 weeks, 6 hours