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  1. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors chief ‘sorry’ for deaths related to recalled cars

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:32pm by AP

    ... Motors has apologised for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in for repairs. Faced with a crisis just months into the job, CEO Mary Barra has put herself front and centre in the company's efforts to take responsibility for mishandling a defect with ignition switches in small cars ...

  2. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors seeks protection from legal claims for pre-2009 conduct

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... ignition switches that have led GM to recall 2.6 million small cars. The motion asks District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay action on the lawsuit until the bankruptcy court rules and other federal courts decide if the case should be combined with other lawsuits. But GM says it's not asking to halt action on a motion to force GM to tell customers not to drive their cars ...

  3. News - World - MOTORING

    Documents show General Motors had early knowledge of switch defect linked to 13 deaths

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:29pm by Reuters in Washington and Detroit

    ... of Congressional documents General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, according to dozens ... to recall 2.6 million cars to replace defective switches now linked to at least 13 deaths. The documents, the first tranche of some 250,000 pages, were released by the House Committee on Energy ...

  4. News - World - MOTORING

    Rearview cameras on US cars to be compulsory by 2018 to save lives

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Rearview cameras on all new US cars by 2018 The US government has announced it will require new cars and light trucks sold in the United States to have rearview ... occur," the administration said in a statement, adding that 58 to 69 lives would be saved in the US each year once all cars and light trucks on the road had the technology. There were, on average, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Tesla cars are a 'rich man's toy,' says chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 07:20pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Wang Chaunfu remains adamant about the value of his company's vehicles as China's electric car industry faces foreign competition According to the company chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD, Tesla’s brand of luxury electric vehicles are a plaything reserved for the wealthy. A Shanghai Securities News interview with Wang Chuanfu ...

  6. Business - Companies - MOTORING

    General Motors recalls 1.5 million vehicles over ignition defects

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:18pm by AFP

    ... a further 1.5 million vehicles, some for possible problems with ignitions blamed for 12 deaths. Last month, GM called back 1.6 million cars amid questions over why it had taken years to address an ignition defect it knew about as early as 2001. GM said there was no evidence of fatalities from ignition-related incidents in the new group of 824,000 cars being called back- Chevrolet Cobalts ...

  7. News - China Insider - MOTORING

    App-connected private car service Uber officially launches in China

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:19pm by Steven Millward

    ... Steven Millward Currently, Shanghai is Uber's most profitable market on the mainland American online car booking service Uber officially revealed its Chinese name and brand at a February 13 launch event last week in Shanghai.  Going by the Chinese name You Bu (优步), the San Francisco company offers a popular app-connected private car and limousine service. Users can choose ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MOTORING

    Wealthy young sports car drivers dodge the cost of accidents

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... young men. In March, Ling Gu, the son of President Hu Jintao's closest aide, Ling Jihua, was killed when his speeding Ferrari crashed in Beijing. Two women who were also in the car were ... and a Lamborghini Diablo were among the 14 cars that crashed in heavy rain in Japan. Police described the drivers, members of a car collectors' club, as "a gathering of narcissists". ...

  9. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Tesla announces Hong Kong prices for its Model S electric car

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com A 60 kilowatt-hour model starts at HK$579,000, an 85 kilowatt-hour model at HK$657,000 American electric car manufacturer Tesla announced the Hong Kong prices for its Model S vehicle today. Model S cars with the 60 kilowatt-hour battery will start at HK$579,000, while models with the 85 kilowatt-hour battery will start at HK$657,000. The Tesla ...

  10. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    McLaren unveils power-packed 650S Coupe and convertible in Geneva

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 09:04am by Mark Sharp

    ... Mark Sharp mark.sharp@scmp.com Good things run in pairs at McLaren McLaren Automotive pulled a rabbit out the hat in Switzerland this week by unveiling not one, but two cars. Photos ... created to replace the 12C. "It's all part of our 10-year business plan. The basis is a new car derivative every year, and we clearly understand the market segmentation vertically." ...




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