Matthew DeBord, Business Insider

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Past articles by Matthew:

Mary Barra's $27 billion bet on making GM an electric-only vehicle company is the biggest swing an American automaker has taken in decades

The first woman to lead a major automaker is considered the best GM CEO in decades. Her bet on a fully electric future could secure her legacy. → Read More

Tesla's latest earnings beat disguises a bigger, long term problem facing Elon Musk's automaker

Tesla reported a Q1 profit, but its revenue has been flat. The company should be growing the topline at this point in its history. → Read More

How Mary Barra is leading GM as it pivots out of the pandemic and into electric

General Motors used to be a dinosaur. Now it's a dynamo. Here's how Mary Barra turned the American icon around. → Read More

Apple can definitely build a car — but Americans won't be able to buy it

It's unlikely that Apple builds a car in the US, or even builds a car. There is hope for a China-only Apple Car, however. → Read More

A new tariff fight in Europe could derail Harley-Davidson's triumphant comeback after its war with Trump

Harley-Davidson has a new CEO and a new strategy that's starting to pay off. But it also has fresh trouble with EU tariffs. → Read More

How Magna's CEO is setting up the auto industry's sleeping giant to outrun Tesla and Rivian in a post-pandemic EV market

Magna Internation is a low-key giant, but its 12-month stock market performance has been impressive. → Read More

Mercedes's US boss explains how the carmaker designed the all-new EQS to thrive in the rapidly expanding luxury electric car market

The luxury EV goes on sale in the US in late 2021. Mercedes created it to be a state-of-the-art EV for luxury — and driving. → Read More

Rolls-Royce is reinventing its classic luxury brand — and its first-ever $330,000 SUV is leading the shift

Rolls-Royce posted its best-ever sales for the first quarter of 2021. The luxury brand was hit by the pandemic but has bounced back. → Read More

An Experian expert explains how great auto credit can help automakers cash in on a post-pandemic sales boom

The US market is defying expectations amid a recovery from the pandemic, but questions remain about affordability as prices for vehicles hit records. → Read More

Review: The mid-tier Porsche 911 Turbo is a reminder that sometimes you can have more fun with cheaper toys

The Porsche 911 Turbo is the little brother to the more powerful Turbo S. It's cheaper than its sibling but just as quick and remarkable to drive. → Read More

You don't have to like Elon Musk — or Tesla — to admire what the automaker has pulled off

Tesla has demanded a lot of patience from investors and fans. But Tesla has also reward loyalists and validated an electric-car market. → Read More

Airstream's beloved silver campers helped it weather the pandemic 90 years they became an American icon

"Alumination" is a documentary about how Airstream and its silver campers became American icons. That icon status helped when the pandemic hit. → Read More

Ford's global business chief explains how it's spending $6 billion to create jobs in an EV-focused future

Ford is building EVs in the USA, including the Mustang Mach-E and an upcoming electric F-150 pickup. → Read More

Mercedes' head of US sales explains why the luxury carmaker is sticking with sedans as Americans go wild for SUVs

Carmakers are giving up on sedans, but Mercedes-Benz isn't. VP of MBUSA sales, Adam Chamberlain, told Insider why sedans are important to the brand. → Read More

It's time to retire comparisons between Apple and Tesla, once and for all

The tech giant and the upstart automaker are often spoken of together, but in truth, they're very different from each other. → Read More

The true disrupter in the auto industry isn't Tesla — it's Fisker

Tesla is often cited for disrupting the auto industry. But Fisker's "asset-light" model is closer to the theory of disruptive innovation. → Read More

The CTO of trucking giant Volvo Group explains why the diesel engine will survive the industry's electric shift

Lars Stenqvist thinks the group will never eliminate traditional powertrains, even if most commercial vehicles run on electricity or use fuel-cells. → Read More

Henrik Fisker's 'low-risk' plan for an electric-vehicle comeback is impressing Wall Street

Morgan Stanley sets Fisker apart from a spate of electric-vehicle startups that have made news and attracted investment in the past two years. → Read More

The 'Apple Car' is actually being made by Henrik Fisker and Foxconn — and Apple has nothing to do with it

Fisker, Inc. and Foxconn announced a deal to develop a new vehicle. The car is slated to start production in 2023. → Read More

Industry experts explain why VW should spin off Porsche, one of the world's most lucrative automakers

A Porsche listing could raise billions for VW to put toward electrification. Experts said the move makes sense — but VW should move fast. → Read More