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Speedy new Tesla boasts range topping 300 miles

San Francisco - Tesla unveiled speedy new model electric cars capable of traveling more than 300 miles (482 kilometers) before needing to be recharged.

A car cocktail: Ford, tequila-maker mix for auto parts

Mexico - Booze and driving are a bad combination, but US auto company Ford and Mexico's tequila maker Jose Cuervo have found a way to mix together.

'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin's parents sue carmaker

Los Angeles - The parents of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of his automobile after it rolled down the driveway of his home and killed him.

F1 boss Ecclestone's pilot held for mother-in-law kidnap

S - Brazilian police arrested Monday the alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law, a helicopter pilot who worked for the British billionaire's family, officials said.

F1 rulers leave global audience confused and fed up

Hockenheim - Formula One's rule-makers took another U-turn on Saturday when they agreed a compromise on track limits at the first corner of the Hockenheim circuit.

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil: reports

S - The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped for ransom in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazilian media reported Tuesday.

South Korean auto, shipbuilding workers to go on strike

Seoul - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto and shipbuilding workers are set to launch partial strikes this week after negotiations over wage increases stalled.

Tata Motors profits soar on strong Jaguar Land Rover sales

Mumbai - India's largest carmaker Tata Motors reported a three-fold increase in quarterly profits Monday, boosted by strong sales of luxury British unit Jaguar Land Rover and a one-off insurance payment.

Hamilton, Rosberg crash out in Barcelona clash

Barcelona - World championship leader Nico Rosberg and his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton collided and retired in a sensational crash on the opening lap at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Dutch 'monster truck' stuntman jailed after killing three

Den Haag - The stuntman driver of a souped-up monster truck which ploughed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands killing three people was jailed for 15 months on Friday, court officials said.

Motorsport boss Todt wants road deaths to be seen as 'pandemic'

Davos - The head of Formula One's ruling body, Jean Todt, said Friday he was lobbying the rich and powerful to support his mission to have road accident deaths considered a "pandemic".

Pope prays for Schumacher recovery

Vatican City - Pope Francis prayed for racing legend Michael Schumacher on Thursday as he offered his backing for a Formula One-led road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of children killed by cars.

Pope prays for Schumacher recovery

Vatican City - Pope Francis prayed for racing legend Michael Schumacher on Thursday as he offered his backing for a Formula One-led road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of children killed by cars.

Renault shares plunge after failed pollution tests, raids

Paris - Shares in Renault plunged by 10 percent Thursday after the company's diesel cars failed government-ordered pollution tests and investigators raided its facilities, raising fears the French carmaker could be caught up in an emissions scandal.

Boy among seriously injured in Dakar Rally crash

Buenos Aires - A ten-year-old boy and his father were seriously injured when a speeding car smashed into spectators during the prologue of the Dakar Rally on Saturday.

Domino's unveils the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle

Using crowd-sourcing, one pizza company solved the problem of designing the perfect delivery vehicle, one with a warming oven built-in that brings the pizza fresh to a customer's door at just the perfect temperature.

Hacking sends shivers through brave new world of digital cars

Frankfurt - The connected car may be catching everyone's imagination at this year's IAA auto show. But the new technology also brings with it new dangers, such as hacking.

Spanish police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a man for speeding after spotting a video on Facebook of him driving at 184 kilometres (115 miles) an hour, police said Sunday.

Suspects get away after high-speed chase through eight Autobahns

Berlin - Several men in a stolen Audi sparked a high-speed chase through eight motorways in Germany, police said on Friday, with the suspects getting away despite having more than a dozen patrol cars on their trail.

Jules Bianchi funeral on Tuesday

Paris - The funeral of Jules Bianchi, the French Formula One driver who died after spending nine months in a coma following a crash at last season's Japanese Grand Prix, will be held in his home city of Nice on Tuesday.

French F1 driver Jules Bianchi dies, nine months after crash

Paris - French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died Friday night from head injuries he suffered in a crash at last season's Japanese Grand Prix, after spending nine months in a coma.

Slovak makers of flying car press on after crash

Bratislava - Slovak tech firm AeroMobil is working on a new prototype of its flying car, weeks after the vehicle of the future spread its wings and crashed during a test flight.

Google, ex-F1 boss Max Mosley settle sex party image row

Berlin - Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in, the US tech giant and Mosley's German lawyer said Friday.

Rockstar Games have 'about 45 years worth of ideas' for GTA VI

Rockstar Games have announced that they already "have some ideas" for the next major installment in the massive gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto. It appears as though GTA VI is beginning to enter early development.

U.S.-Cuba thaw could spell end for island's iconic cars

Havana - Cuba's iconic stock of refurbished vintage American sedans from the 1950s may be facing their last trips to the garage soon, following the historic thawing of ties between Havana and Washington.

Strained mood at Russian Grand Prix ahead of Putin visit

Sochi - The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in a strained atmosphere, part-subdued and part-celebratory, amid high security and dramatic speculation, all intensified when, as expected, president Vladimir Putin arrives in the paddock befo...

Third death from Dutch 'monster truck' accident

Den Haag - A third person has died after a souped-up "monster truck" ploughed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands, the local mayor said Monday, with five people critically injured.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC could include first-person viewpoint

After Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases are now finally close with new features and content. A report circulating online suggests that the new PC content could be more than anyone expected though.

Schumacher moved home from hospital for further care, family says

Geneva - Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his treatment at home after a devastating ski accident in December, his family said Tuesday.

F1 chief Ecclestone ends bribery trial with $100-mn payment

Munich - A German court ruled Tuesday that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone can make a controversial $100-million payment to end his trial on bribery charges.
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