Overdrive: Tesla outsells Mercedes; End of Traffic lights; Is Kia Warranty good?; Monkey drives bus

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and transport

I’m David Brown

And in this program, we look at news stories including:

  1. Who Needs German Engineering? Tesla Outsells Mercedes-Benz For The First Time—And Has a Plan to Pass BMW Too
  2. The end of traffic lights? Ford explores non-stop journeys with connected cars
  3. Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030
  4. Free travel expanded for homeless and disadvantaged Victorians
  5. Audi fined for diesel violations
  6. Chrysler ceases operating in New Zealand, promises to keep on with Australia


We have a few reflections on Kia’s seven-year warranty – Its only be around for 4 years but what has been the impact.

We continue extracts from an interview with Dr Max Lay about the history of transport.

And Brian Smith, Errol Smith and I cast a gleeful eye over the unusual motoring stories including a monkey driving a bus and a couple get married at 70 mph.

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Originally broadcast 20 October 2018.

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