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  • Chevrolet Bolt: General Motor's concept electric car can travel up to 320 kms on a single charge January 13, 2015

    Detroit: With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept...
  • It takes about 44 hours to make this 3D-printed electric car; coming later this year January 13, 2015

    Detroit: A 3D-printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think. Phoenix-based Local Motors plans to sell a 3D-printed car called the Strati later this year. It's a two-seat neighbourhood car that can go up to 25 miles per hour. Local Motors prints the car's frame and panels out of...
  • Detroit auto show 2015: Convertibles poised to make a comeback January 12, 2015

    Detroit: Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That's the feeling among automakers as they roll out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items...
  • 2015 Detroit auto show: What to expect January 11, 2015

    Detroit: A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The US auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever. Multi-story exhibits have been under construction since October. There are giant video screens,...
  • Detroit man dressed as Santa shot two in defense of Mrs. Claus: attorney December 24, 2014

    Detroit: A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit accused of shooting two men over the weekend at a Detroit gas station was acting in defense of a co-worker who was dressed as Mrs. Claus, his attorney said on Tuesday. Marcus Weldon, 26, faces multiple assault charges, including assault with intent...
  • Meet Jeralean Talley, the world's second oldest person who turns 115 on May 30 May 24, 2014

    A Detroitarea woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday. Her 115th. Jeralean Talley, who was born May 23, 1899, went fishing last year and still gets around on her own with the help of...
  • GM recalls another 2.6 million vehicles globally May 21, 2014

    Detroit: General Motors Co on Tuesday said that it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million. The four recalls are the latest announced by the largest US automaker, the highest profile of which is the...
  • Detroit Auto Show 2014: 5 things we learned about cars, automakers, nextgen technologies January 18, 2014

    Detroit: A raceworthy Corvette, a sumptuous Mercedes CClass and other glitzy new models caught the eye at this year's North American International Auto Show, but larger trends in the auto industry were also on display. Ford's aluminumclad F150 shows us that automakers are figuring out how to improve fuel economy and...
  • US: 4yearold girl shoots cousin while playing with gun January 17, 2014

    In yet another shooting incident in the US involving toddlers, a 4yearold girl shot and killed her cousin of the same age while they were playing with a gun. The shooting happened in Detroit on Thursday when the girl was playing with the boy in a home on the city's west...
  • Performance cars take centre stage at Detroit Auto Show 2014 January 15, 2014

    Detroit: People still want to have fun when they drive. That's the message from automakers unveiling a bevy of performance cars in Detroit this week, such as the Corvette Z06, a trio of BMWs and the MercedesBenz GLA45 AMG small SUV. Despite the industry's attention to fuel economy, these cars...
  • US: Judge stops lawsuits against Detroit bankruptcy July 25, 2013

    Detroit: A federal judge agreed with Detroit today and stopped any lawsuits challenging the city's bankruptcy, declaring his courtroom the exclusive venue for legal action in the largest filing by a local government in US history. The decision by US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was a major victory for Detroit, especially...
  • US: Auto capital of the world Detroit files for bankruptcy July 19, 2013

    Washington: Automaking capital, Detroit became the largest US city ever to move for bankruptcy, with a liability running into $18 billion. "Today I authorised Detroit's emergency manager to seek federal bankruptcy protection for the City of Detroit. This is a difficult, painful step, and it is one I would not...
  • Detroit Electric unveils $135,000 batterypowered sports car April 4, 2013

    Detroit: Detroit Electric, a startup electriccar maker reviving a brand that dates back more than a century, unveiled its first model on Wednesday: a $135,000, batterypowered sports car that is to go into limited production in August. Founded more than five years ago, Detroit Electric enters a stillnascent market that is...
  • 2013 CNBCTV18 Overdrive awards January 19, 2013

    On this episode we also bring the news of the latest launches from the Detroit Auto Show 2013 and much more. ...
  • New cars debuting at the Detroit auto show January 13, 2013

    The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 19. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles that will debut at the show: Acura MDX concept Audi SQ5, R8 and RS5 convertible Bentley...
  • US mom asks how daughter was shot during hug July 10, 2012

    Detroit: The mother of a Detroit woman shot and killed while dancing with an offduty police officer questioned on Monday why he would carry a loaded gun at a party in his own backyard. Police said Adaisha Miller was dancing with the officer early Sunday morning when she hugged him from...
  • US: Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison February 17, 2012

    Detroit: A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for al Qaeda was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009. The mandatory punishment for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the welleducated son...
  • Tata to display concept electric car at Detroit January 7, 2012

    New York: Tata Technologies, the research and engineering arm of the Tata Group, will showcase an electric concept car at the muchwatched Detroit Auto Show next week. The company said it has no plans yet to commercially produce the electric mobility concept vehicle 'Emo', which was...
  • Author ejected from plane for bad language June 15, 2011

    New York: A New York children's author who used a curse word in exasperation during a plane delay at a US airport was ejected from the aircraft for disruptive behavior. Robert Sayegh, 37, said Atlantic Southeast Airlines overreacted to his salty language when it summoned police aboard to escort him off...
  • Thieves steal BMW from Detroit auto show January 14, 2011

    Detroit: When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn't exactly what they meant. Two thieves drove away in a brand new $94,000 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan on Wednesday night that was left idling outside...
  • Passengers should undergo full body scan: US December 28, 2009

    Washington: US lawmakers have favoured a compulsory full body scan of the passengers of all USbound international flights so as to avoid any kind of security breach. I would say right now we do need fullbody scan, especially when you have countries like Nigeria, which have inadequate security, and you...
  • US plane attacker out of hospital, held at secret place December 28, 2009

    Washington: Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is being held at an undisclosed location as US investigators work on finding out what prompted the Britisheducated son of a Nigerian bank executive to attack a US plane on Christmas Day. Abdulmutallab, 23, charged with attempting to set off an explosive device aboard a Northwest...
  • Detroit mosque leader killed in FBI shootout October 29, 2009

    Washington: A Detroit mosque leader accused of heading a Muslim militant group died on Wednesday in a shootout with federal agents conducting raids that led to the arrests of eight suspects. Three additional suspects are wanted on charges including conspiracy, weapons violations and trafficking in stolen goods. There were no terrorism...