Takata president steps down-Porsche Macan NCAP-Electric charge points
A Porsche model has undergone testing within Euro NCAP for the first time ever and we are pleased to let you know that the vehicle passed. The model tested via Euro NCAP for the first time is the new Porsche Macan and it passed with flying colours as it achieved the full five stars made available. It is certainly going to be a big fight to the top of the ladder of SUV models as competitors such as the Kia Sorento and the new Discovery Sport from Land Rover also achieved the full five star rating. A lot of SUV models now feature the standard autonomous emergency braking system however the new Macan does not. The car did however score very well in the child and passenger protection sector by achieving a pass of 88 percent for adults and 87 percent for children.
More electric charging points to be brought to the UK
Electric vehicles are proving to be very popular on the market but one of the things that has proven to put a lot of drivers off the idea of purchasing one is the lack of charging stations located all around the United Kingdom. This could be all set to change though as the Government has announced plans to bring in many more charging stations all around the country in the future with them stating that a driver will never be any more than twenty miles away from their nearest charge point. The Highways Agency are to invest £15 million into the new charge points. There are 8,500 charging points currently in the UK and it is believed that by the end of this year, a vast amount of service stations on motorways will offer these services. So what do you think on this?. Does this give you more thought into buying an electric vehicle in the future?. Let us know what you think via social media.
President of Takata airbags steps down
The huge news regarding Takata airbag recalls has been all over the news over the past year with Takata being held responsible for the fatalities of drivers and injuries across over eleven different car brands around the world. Takata have been criticised heavily due to the problems that the airbags have been facing and the inconvenience that the huge amount of recalls have had on customers around the world. The big news today though is that Takata president Stefan Stocker is stepping down from the role. He will be replaced by Shigehisa Takada who previously filled the position of the chairman of the company. Takata have said that this has been done in order to speed up the decision making within the company. We have seen over twenty four million vehicles be recalled due to the airbag faults since 2008 and the figure is continuing to rise on a weekly basis. Is this the right move for Takata to make?. Let us know your thoughts.