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Frankfurt, June 18 - German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal.   Munich prosecutors, who earlier this month widened their probe into Audi, said Rupert Stadler was being held due to fears he might hinder their investigation into the...
New York (dpa) - Volkswagen has been fighting for months to keep evidence relating to its controversial testing of diesel fumes on monkeys and humans out of a US legal trial, according to documents seen by dpa. The documents were submitted to a court in the US state of Virginia by Volkswagen clients who are suing the German car giant...
JOHANNESBURG- Toyota South Africa is recalling 730,000 cars to replace defective airbag inflators affecting deferent models, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. "Toyota and many other motor manufacturers worldwide are recalling vehicles for potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. Globally, there are close to 100 million vehicles affected across several brands. At Toyota South Africa we have 730,000 vehicles affected," the...
JOHANNESBURG– Emirates airline says it has stopped flying to Tunisia as of Monday after the North African country said it had banned flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, Reuters reports. Emirates announced the move on Sunday two days after Tunisian government officials accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of banning Tunisian woman from flying to or transiting through...
MILAN — Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe’s toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those profits. Lamborghini unveils the once-improbable Urus SUV on Monday at its headquarters in...
SAO PAULO - A lucky Lewis Hamilton won a tense Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday as his Mercedes team clinched the constructors' title for the fifth year in a row and Max Verstappen raged at a lost opportunity. The win was the 72nd of Hamilton's stellar career and 10th of a season that has already seen the 33-year-old Briton clinch...
FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it had drawn up plans for an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL)...
FRANKFURT - Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023 when the life cycle of Ford's Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker's German business told a paper, adding he would welcome state subsidies to support the shift. "Purely hypothetically that (2023) could be a good time for it," Gunnar Herrmann told German business daily...
DETROIT, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd , one of India's oldest vehicle manufacturers, is testing autonomous tractors, trucks and cars, while moving closer to bringing electric vehicles to the United States, Chairman Anand Mahindra said on Monday. The company, which opened a new North American headquarters north of Detroit on Monday, is considering when to begin U.S....
JOHANNESBURG, March 26 - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Monday that it would continue to defend workers at BMW South Africa, and do everything in its power to defend their right to strike. This comes after the Labour Court granted BMW South Africa management an interdict to block Numsa members from continuing with the strike at the company's Rosslyn plant...

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