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Teen driver in hours-long surgery after Macau GP horror crash

Fpo - A 17-year-old female driver spent at least seven hours in surgery Monday, after fracturing her spine in a horrifying crash at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix.

EU will retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs: trade official

Washington - The European Union is prepared to retaliate if US President Donald Trump imposes new tariffs on auto imports, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom warned on Wednesday.

Divided EU ministers agree auto emission curbs

Luxembourg - EU ministers battled Tuesday over the extent of emission cuts to be imposed on carmakers, in the wake of a warning by UN experts on the dangers of global warming.

Tesla confirms criminal probe into Musk talk of going private

San Francisco - Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private.Shares skidded 3....

Volkswagen to end iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019

New York - Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

Volkswagen to end iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019

New York - Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

Tesla tumbles on new executive departures, Musk interview

New York - Shares of Tesla Motors tumbled Friday as investors were rattled by the departures of two executives and a late-night interview in which chief executive Elon Musk was seen smoking marijuana.Tesla shares sank 6.3 to close at $263.

Tesla's top accountant exits after a month on the job

New York - Tesla's top accountant announced Friday he was stepping down after a month on the job, citing the electric car company's frenetic pace.

Vettel continues to outpace Hamilton, but gap shrinks

Monaco - Sebastian Vettel outpaced championship-leading title rival Lewis Hamilton by just eight-hundredths of a second to keep Ferrari on top in Saturday’s third free practice for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

Leclerc relieved as tyre-smudged halo helps prevent injury

Francorchamps - Charles Leclerc admitted that a tyre-smudged halo head-protection device on his Formula One car had saved him from serious injury in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

US auto tariff decision delayed by NAFTA talks: Ross

Washington - The United States is holding off on a final decision on whether to impose tariffs on auto imports as trade talks with Mexico, Canada and Europe are ongoing, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Washington - Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to fin...

Sainz replaces Alonso at McLaren

London - Spaniard Carlos Sainz will drive for McLaren in next season's Formula One championship, filling the vacuum left by the retirement of Fernando Alonso, the team announced on Thursday.

Elon Musk says in talks with Saudis on taking Tesla private

Washington - Tesla chief executive Elon Musk disclosed Monday that he was in talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric automaker private.

Niki Lauda in 'very satisfying' state after operation

Vienna - Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in a "very satisfying" state four days after undergoing an emergency lung transplant following an infection, Vienna's general hospital said on Monday.

Formula One legend Niki Lauda undergoes successful lung transplant — hospital

Vienna - Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant following an infection picked up on vacation, Vienna's general hospital announced Thursday.

EU's Juncker says 'not very optimistic' about Trump trade talks

Berlin - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker dampened expectations ahead of talks Wednesday with US President Donald Trump that they would resolve a bitter trade dispute between the two giant economies."I am not very optimistic.

Trump, EU's Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

Washington - US President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday agreed on a plan to defuse the festering trade dispute between the two major economies.

Italian media, politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends

Rome - Italian media and politicians saluted Sergio Marchionne on Sunday, who has stepped down following 14 years heading auto giant Fiat owing to serious health problems believed to be life threatening.

Fiat turn to Jeep's Manley to replace ailing Marchionne

Rome - The boards of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Ferrari and CNH Industrial on Saturday chose Jeep's Mike Manley to replace ailing emblematic boss Sergio Marchionne, Italian media reported.

Auto industry pleads against new Trump tariffs

Washington - The auto industry pleaded Thursday with US President Donald Trump's administration to reject tariffs on vehicle imports, which they say could cripple domestic manufacturing and cause job losses.

French automaker PSA confirms plans to re-enter US market by 2026

Detroit - French automaker PSA confirmed Thursday its plan for a gradual return to the US market even if Washington follows through on a threat to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on auto imports.

PSA eyeing Canada amid Trump auto tariff threat

Detroit - French automaker Groupe PSA may turn to Canada rather than entering the US market if Washington follows through on threats to impose blanket tariffs on auto imports, the company's regional chief said Tuesday.

Jaguar warns 'bad Brexit' could kill new investment

London - Iconic British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover warned Thursday that a "bad" Brexit deal could jeopardise planned investment of more than $100 billion, upping corporate pressure as the government heads into crucial talks.

Merkel warns Trump against trade war

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned US President Donald Trump against unleashing an all-out trade war after he threatened to impose steep tariffs on cars from the European Union.

Stamped out by war and communism, Polish luxury is back

Warsaw - A grey Ferrari comes to a halt in Warsaw and a young woman emerges. Wearing Chanel sunglasses and carrying a little dog, she enters the Raffles Europejski hotel, a symbol of the luxury that has returned to Poland.

Peru says it will host Dakar 2019 rally: organizers

- Peru confirmed on Thursday that it will host the 2019 Dakar rally, the France-based organizers said, despite the government previously expressing doubts because of financial constraints."See you in Lima...

Briton flashed at 265 kmh in clandestine race across France

Lille - A British driver zipping through northern France was caught going 265 kmh (165 mph) during a clandestine car rally across Europe, local authorities said Monday.

Chinese electric carmaker Byton raises $500 mn to take on Tesla

Washington - China-based electric car startup Byton has raised $500 million as it ramps up efforts to take on rivals like Tesla.

Global electric car sales up over 50 percent in 2017: IEA

Paris - Electric car sales around the world rose by 54 percent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold, the International Energy Agency said in a report Wednesday.
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