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Lebanon hosts first all-female classic car rally

Beirut - Lebanon is hosting its first ever women-only classic car rally, with female drivers flying in from across the world for the occasion.The 28 drivers in the two-day Rallye des Graces event include women from France, the United Kingdom, China and Algeria....

China spots problems with US cars, pork as trade talks loom

Bejing - China said on Wednesday it had stepped up inspections of key US imports such as pork and automobiles, just as a high-level delegation visits Washington for key trade negotiations.

Tesla reorganizing to speed up production

San Francisco - Tesla chief Elon Musk told employees Monday the electric carmaker is being reorganized to speed up production of Model 3 vehicles -- a key to profitability at the fast-growing firm.

Toyota invests Can$1.4 billion in Canada plants

Ottawa - Toyota announced Friday it would invest Can$1.4 billion ($1.09 billion) in two factories in central Canada where the Japanese manufacturer plans to build its largest hybrid hub in North America.

Can fish school cars in how to drive together?

Paris - In the not so distant future autonomous vehicles may rule the road. Could the ability of fish to swim together provide insights for engineers to make automated driving safer?"One thinks about autonomous cars in isolation.

China manufacturing firms plunge on foreign ownership plan

Shares in top Chinese manufacturing companies plunged Wednesday after Beijing announced plans to phase out ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms.

China to relax foreign ownership limits on cars, other industries

Bejing - China announced Tuesday a timeline to open up its manufacturing sector including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms -- addressing a contentious issue in its trade dispute with the United States.

China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers

Bejing - China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access for their companies in the world's biggest car market.

Opportunity knocks for Ricciardo in new F1 season

Melbourne - Daniel Ricciardo faces a pivotal year in his Formula One career with expectations of a much-improved Red Bull performance and mounting speculation over where he will drive next season.

Driven to perfection: can anyone stop F1 champ Hamilton?

Melbourne - A refreshed and hungry Lewis Hamilton has declared he's ready to take the new Formula One season by the scruff of the neck -- which is bad news for his long-suffering rivals.

Trump threatens EU auto industry over bloc's trade war retaliation

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened a tax on cars from the European Union if it enacts retaliatory measures in response to his announced plans for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum."If the E.U.

Daimler issues second apology over Dalai Lama post: China media

Bejing - German auto giant Daimler has apologised to China again after sparking an outcry over an Instagram post by its luxury brand Mercedes-Benz quoting the Dalai Lama, seen by Beijing as a Tibetan separatist.

Elon Musk, visionary Tesla and SpaceX founder

San Francisco - From cars to rockets, Elon Musk dreams big.On Tuesday, the South African-born entrepreneur combined both of those passions, blasting one of his Tesla electric cars into space aboard his own rocket.

Daimler struggling with European emissions standards

Detroit - The chief executive of Daimler said Monday at the Detroit auto show that his company cannot currently guarantee it can meet tougher European CO2 emissions standards taking effect in several years.

Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 bn on back of US tax reform

New York - Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Thursday unveiled a plan to invest $1 billion in a Michigan assembly plant and offer bonuses to tens of thousands of employees, saying the measures were possible because of US tax reform.

Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Las Vegas - Hyundai unveiled Monday a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle aimed at showcasing its newest technologies, bucking the all-electric trend of most rival automakers.

Startup unveils 'car of future' for $45,000

Las Vegas - A Chinese startup unveiled its vision for the automobile of the future Sunday, promising to deliver an "intuitive and intelligent" car to global markets starting next year from around $45,000.

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's

New York - Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said.

Volkswagen announces $650 million investment in Argentina plant

Buenos Aires - German automaker Volkswagen on Friday announced a plan to invest $650 million in an Argentina plant where it will manufacture a new sport-utility vehicle, according to a statement released by the government.

Nissan says recalling 1.2 mn cars in Japan

Kitakata - Nissan said Monday it was recalling some 1.2 million cars in Japan that had failed to meet domestic rules on final vehicle inspections.

Two years after 'dieselgate', can diesel be saved?

Frankfurt Am Main - Buffeted by scandals and threatened by driving bans, diesel has become the bete noire of the auto industry. But as the second anniversary of 'dieselgate' approaches, is the engine of choice for millions of European drivers really in its death throes?

Dieselgate: timeline of a global scandal

Frankfurt Am Main - It's been nearly two years since Volkswagen admitted to cheating on diesel emissions tests, setting off a scandal that has spanned the globe and reverberated across the car industry.

China mulls petrol car ban, boosting electric vehicles

Bejing - China, the world's biggest auto market, is considering a ban on fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as it seeks to ease pollution.

Nissan unveils new electric car in bid to drive off competition

Chiba - Japanese giant Nissan on Wednesday unveiled a new electric car with an extended range and semi-autonomous driving functions, as it seeks to battle off competitors in a sector it once pioneered.

Volkswagen, local partners recall 1.82 mn vehicles in China

Bejing - German car giant Volkswagen and its two Chinese joint-ventures will recall 1.82 million vehicles in China, the country's top consumer watchdog said Monday, in a new setback for the scandal-hit company.

US labor board slaps Tesla with complaint over worker rights

San Francisco - The US agency charged with enforcing labor laws filed a complaint on Thursday against Tesla, saying it found merit in worker accusations of labor rights infringement.

VW recalling 281,000 vehicles due to defect

Washington - The US branch of embattled German carmaker Volkswagen announced Tuesday it was recalling 281,000 vehicles to fix a faulty fuel pump in another blow to the company's image.

Formula One: F1 eyeing two more street races in Asia

Shanghai - Formula One is looking to stage two more street races in Asia as part of a drive to win new fans, one of the sport's most senior officials told AFP on Tuesday.

China's Great Wall Motor eyes Fiat Chrysler deal

Bejing - China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious acquisition deal with Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles following a report that it wants to buy the Jeep brand.

China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase

Bejing - China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious offer to buy all or part of Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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