Matthew DeBord, Business Insider

Matthew DeBord

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Recent articles by Matthew:

Cruise is now focused on marketing — here's why that's a good sign for the robo-taxi service

The robo-taxi startup has moved toward a marketing strategy, suggesting tech challenges for autonomous mobility it's facing aren't insurmountable. → Read More

Tesla's go-private debacle was a year ago — but there are still good reasons for the company to leave the stock market

A year ago, Elon Musk tweeted his now-infamous “funding secured” message, announcing a failed bid to take Tesla private at an inside-joke price of $US420 per share. → Read More

The Ford Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Mustang ever — here's a closer look

In a first, the GT500 will have a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission when it goes on sales next year. The 0-60 time should be around three seconds. → Read More

Buying tires is harder than it looks — here's everything you need to know

Tires are an overlooked, yet critical, part of your car. Buying new ones can be confusing, so we've created a simple breakdown. → Read More

Tesla could be the only automaker that doesn't survive the Great Auto Disruption

There could be a "self-disruption," with automakers pursuing an electrification strategy that would benefit from customers changing over. → Read More

Ferrari slides despite improved earnings after the supercar maker declines to raise guidance

Shares went into reverse on Friday as the Italian luxury carmaker failed to lift its guidance for 2019 despite strong results. → Read More

GM beats on earnings, with results powered by US truck market

GM posted a quarterly net profit that handily beat market expectations, helped by US sales of high-margin pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers. → Read More

Everyone thinks passenger cars are dying in the US auto market — but Honda disagrees

Honda's commitment to vehicles like the top-selling Civic is stronger than ever, the company stressed in a presentation shared with Business Insider. → Read More

I drove a $46,000 VW Artreon to find out if the new flagship sedan is a budget Audi — here's the verdict

I drove a $46,000 VW Artreon to find out if the new flagship sedan is a budget Audi — here's the verdict → Read More

Tesla needs to redesign the Model S sedan — here are 9 changes I'd like to see

The electric-car maker has been tweaking the Model S, but the company hasn't yet committed to an all-new version. → Read More

Tesla's business is a mess — but it's actually not that much different from every other car company

We don't notice how incredibly tough the car business is because the major automakers are so old and large. → Read More

Ford second-quarter profit falls on restructuring charges

Ford Wednesday reported a lower quarterly net profit, due to charges related to restructuring of the automaker's units in Europe and South America. → Read More

An all-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck prototype has towed more than a million pounds

The electric Ford F-150 is expected to hit the market in the next few years. Ford is currently testing prototype versions. → Read More

This former SolarCity exec is trying to reinvent 2 parts of the solar business

GivePower is a nonprofit working to develop projects in underserved areas, while Loanpal is trying to ease the financing process of home solar. → Read More

A major Wall Street analyst recently suggested that Tesla is 'strategically undervalued,' but is that true?

Tesla is vulnerable short-term, but valuable long-term if a significant electric-vehicle market emerges. → Read More

How the hottest Corvettes and Mustangs stack up

The cars don't match up perfectly, but both symbolize their brands. I broke down what's on offer from Ford and Chevy. → Read More

Here are the executives running the biggest and most important self-driving-car companies

Over the past few years, Alphabet's Waymo, GM's Cruise, Argo AI, Intel's Mobileye, and Tesla have pushed forward in the autonomous-mobility business. → Read More

I drove a $191,000 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S and discovered that this beast of a car has a secret weapon — cargo capacity

As-tested, my 630-horsepower AMG GT 63 S came in at $190,840 — with around $30,000 of extras added to the base-priced $159,000 car. → Read More

Ford just launched a new pickup truck. And it's free. And it's an emoji.

"Among the 3,000 approved icons available to emoji users, truck fans noticed a glaring omission: There is no pickup truck," Ford said in a statement. → Read More

The last VW Beetle has rolled off the assembly line — but here are some 2-door cars you can still buy for $35,000 or less

There aren't many coupés remaining in the US market that sell for $35,000 and under, but I rounded up a few. → Read More