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Henrik Fisker wants to lease you an electric car for no-strings-attached road trips

"A lot of young people don't want to borrow $40-50,000 to buy a car, and they want to be able to give their car back after a year or two if they don't want or need it anymore," Henrik Fisker says. Phil McCarten/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Henrik Fisker is back in the car business with a new company, Fisker, Inc., and a new kind of business model. Fisker aims to capture the imaginations of younger customers who aren't hung up on horsepower. The company intends to offer a ...
Tags: Transportation, Spotify, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Wall Street, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Netflix, Ocean, Automobile industry, New York Stock Exchange, Henrik Fisker, Electric Cars, Apollo


China's Xi Jinping pledged to work with other countries to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images At the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping of China pledged to intensify cooperation on a global effort to develop vaccines for COVID-19, Reuters reported. Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as Moderna, have in the past two weeks announced vaccines that the companies maintain could be more than 90% effective in fighting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. China is developing three vaccines that are now in Phase II...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, United States, Xi Jinping, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccines, Reuters, Riyadh, Xi, Matthew DeBord, Moderna, Coronavirus


The CEO of guitar icon Fender says the company was looking into an abyss when the coronavirus hit — but now the company expects record 2020 sales

Este Haim of the eponymous LA band Haim checks out an American Professional II bass. Fender The coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns spurred a much-needed revival of the guitar business. Fender had been on track to post robust 2020 sales, but in March it had to idle its factories in the US and Mexico. Unexpectedly, demand for guitars skyrocketed, and now CEO Andy Mooney figures this year could set a record for sales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fender CEO And...
Tags: Music, Mexico, La, US, Trends, Nike, Guitars, Haim, Fender, Mooney, Andy Mooney, Tech Insider, Stratocaster, Matthew DeBord, Este Haim, Leo Fender


South Dakota healthcare CEO says he had COVID-19 but won't be wearing a mask at work: report

Kelby Krabbenhoft, chief executive officer of Sanford Health, announces a $125 million gift from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford that will establish a program to integrate genetics into primary care and internal medicine, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Sioux Falls, SD. AP Photo/Dirk Lammers The CEO of a South Dakota-based healthcare system, Sanford Health, has said that he recovered from COVID-19 and is back at work, but won't wear a mask. His comments appeared in an email to staffers obtained ...
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REVIEW: The Rogue is Nissan's most important vehicle, and the all-new compact SUV is more than ready to take on the Toyota RAV-4 and Honda CR-V

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has to maintain the carmaker's position in a very competitive segment. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a $35,275 Nissan Rogue, the carmaker's top-selling compact crossover SUV, all-new for the 2021 model year. The Rogue is Nissan's most important vehicle in the US, with annual sales that have exceeded 400,000 units. The new Rogue has been upgraded in many areas, including the exterior design and infotainment technology. The 181-horsepower engine is on the lower en...
Tags: Reviews, Transportation, US, Trends, Features, Ford, Tennessee, New Jersey, Toyota, Chevy, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, Mercedes, SUVs, Acura


How Ford and outdoor retailer Filson teamed up to design a firefighting version of the ultra-popular Bronco

The Ford Bronco Wildland Fire Rig concept is a collaboration between Detroit and Seattle. Ford The innovative design process for Ford's new Bronco SUV led the Detroit carmaker to establish a partnership with Filson, a famous Seattle outfitter. The result is the Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig, a concept vehicle that wears US Forest Service green livery and is packed with firefighting gear, and that has numerous Filson-sourced details. Ford and Filson plan to sell Bronco-branded Filson ge...
Tags: Transportation, Marketing, US, Trends, Ford, Seattle, Detroit, Forest Service, Shinola, Seattle Wa, Broncos, US Forest Service, Bronco, Filson, Matthew DeBord, Thielen


REVIEW: Cadillac Super Cruise trumps Tesla Autopilot as the best self-driving technology you can buy today

I tested Super Cruise in a Cadillac CT6. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested Cadillac Super Cruise, the company's fully-hands-free, semi-self-driving technology. Super Cruise can be used only on mapped highways, but Cadillac says it has covered 200,000 miles of roads in the US and Canada. I last sampled Super Cruise in 2017; the system has updates on the way and will be a key feature of the new Escalade SUV. The technology was the same as what I experienced three years ago, but I was able to s...
Tags: Transportation, NYC, New York City, US, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Gm, Amtrak, Self-driving Car, Jersey, Cadillac, Chevy Bolt Ev, Parkway


Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is the best sports show on TV right now

Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s, has taken the streaming and chess worlds by storm As Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is threatening to set off a serious chess boom, the likes of which we haven't seen since Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972 to win the World Championship. Chess became recognized as a sport, more than just a game, in the 1970s, a...
Tags: New York, London, Kentucky, White House, Russia, US, Sports, Trends, Netflix, Hungary, Jeff Daniels, Nba, Moscow, Manhattan, Jane Austen, Mlb


REVIEW: The Ferrari Roma is the most beautiful car the company has produced in decades — and it's a joy to drive

The Ferrari Roma is simply gorgeous. Matthew DeBord/Insider The 2021 Ferrari Roma is the newest prancing horse in Maranello's stable, a gorgeous grand-touring car that costs just over $200,000. The coupé features a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, making 611 horsepower, but also a cabin crammed with touchscreens, a design departure for Ferrari. The Ferrari Roma is a modern masterpiece, thoroughly beautiful and blissful to drive. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It isn't ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Transportation, Trends, Features, Porsche, Ferrari, Maranello, Luxury cars, Connecticut, New Jersey, Manhattan, Jaguar, Audi, Roma, Enzo Ferrari


GM's revival of the Hummer as an all-electric halo car is a stroke of marketing genius

The Hummer is back, this time as an all-electric mega-truck. GMC General Motors relaunched the controversial Hummer brand this past week, reviving a paramilitary nameplate once synonymous with testosterone swagger and defiant gas-guzzling, but as an all-electric pickup under GMC division. I begged GM to save Hummer back in 2008, lost the case, and was completely surprised when the brand staged a dramatic comeback with an entirely new mojo. GM isn't noted for brilliant marketing moves, but ...
Tags: China, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cadillac, Gmc, Buick, Hummer, Denali, Matthew DeBord, New GM, Green New Deal


Cadillac might be going electric, but the all-new Escalade SUV proves the brand can still deliver on traditional luxury

Enormous, expensive, powerful, and luxurious, the all-new Cadillac Escalade is now a rolling technology platform with seating for seven and room for a week's worth of luggage. Matthew DeBord/Insider Cadillac loaned me a $112,000 Escalade Platinum ESV, the all-new version of the brand's full-size luxury SUV. The new Escalade has been hotly anticipated, as Lincoln's revamped Navigator captivated customers when it came to market a few years back. My four-wheel-drive Escalade came with a 6...
Tags: Transportation, Review, Trends, Tesla, Luxury cars, New Jersey, Gm, Jaguar, Lincoln, Audi, Mercedes, SUVs, Cadillac, Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade


GM's new CFO is a veteran of Delta Air Lines

Paul Jacobson had been Delta CFO since 2012 and joined the airline in 1997. Delta Air Lines General Motors on Friday named its new CFO: Delta Air Lines veteran Paul Jacobson. Jacobson starts December 1, the automaker said, and takes over for John Stapleton, who will return to being CFO of GM's North American business.  Stapleton stepped in when Dhivya Suryadevara moved on to become CFO of fintech firm Stripe in August. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. General Motors on F...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Mary Barra, Auto Industry, Delta, Gm, Delta Air Lines, PAUL, Stapleton, Paul Jacobson, Matthew DeBord, John Stapleton, Dhivya Suryadevara, BITranspo, Delta Air Lines General Motors


I've driven tons of Corvettes, and the refined nature of the new mid-engine car makes me miss the old days

Like everybody else, I waited a long time for the new mid-engine Corvette. Matthew DeBord/Insider I finally got a chance to drive the long-awaited eight-generation Corvette, now with the engine sitting in the middle of the car — not up front under the hood, its home since the early 1950s. The so-called C8 Vette is the most radical redesign in the car's long history. I expected to be impressed, and I was. But I also ended up struggling with the change. The C8 Vette is almost too good — I mi...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Ferrari, Ford, Stingray, Chevy, Sports Cars, Corvette, Lamborghini, Daytona, Mark Reuss, IMSA, Bowling Green Kentucky, Reuss, Ferrari Daytona


Elon Musk's manufacturing obsession could make Tesla into an industry — and make him a 21st century Henry Ford

Elon Musk is preoccupied with machines that build machines. Tesla Tesla just reported its fifth-consecutive profitable quarter, setting itself up for its first-ever full-year profit.  On a call with analysts and investors to discuss the Q3 results, CEO Elon Musk returned to a preoccupation with manufacturing, an area that he believes could be Tesla's greatest achievement. Musk wants Tesla to do things very differently from the rest of the car business, in order to go beyond building cars t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, California, China, Germany, Berlin, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Canada, Ford, Gm, Toyota


General Motors' Cruise will pandemic-proof its driverless EV shuttles before they roll out in San Francisco

Cruise CTO and cofounder Kyle Vogt at the Origin's debut in early 2020. Stephen Lam/Reuters Autonomous ride-hailing startup Cruise will build pandemic protections into its Origin shuttles. The all-electric Origin was unveiled at the beginning of 2020; it's being jointly developed by General Motors and Honda. The Origin will be built at GM's Factory Zero in Michigan, alongside the new GMC Hummer electric pickup truck. Cruise is also petitioning NHTSA to put the Origin on the road in San...
Tags: Transportation, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Harvard, Cruise, DMV, Gm, World Health Organization, Michigan, Honda, Grant, Self-driving Car


Tesla is reporting earnings this week — here's why analysts predict the automaker will close in on its first-ever annual profit

Elon Musk dances outside Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory. Reuters Tesla reports third-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the markets close. Analysts expect a fifth consecutive profitable quarter for a carmaker that's now the world's most valuable, and that's closing in on its first-ever annual profit. Tesla's China business has helped it to rapidly recover from the coronavirus shutdowns that rocked the auto industry earlier this year. Tesla's new China factory is the cornerstone of its f...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, China, Germany, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Earth, Analysis, Auto Industry, Shanghai, Earnings, Electric Cars, Matthew DeBord


GM will spend $2 billion reinventing one of its famous factories to build the new Cadillac Lyriq EV

GM's Spring Hill factory in Tennessee was built to make Saturns. GM General Motors will invest $2 billion to transform its Spring Hill, Tennessee factory in order to build the new Cadillac Lyriq EV. Spring Hill opened in 1990 and gained fame for assembling Saturn vehicles as GM pioneered a "different kind of car company." GM also said it would invest hundreds of millions into five other US factories. The Spring Hill news comes not long after GM announced a $2.2 billion investment to sh...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tennessee, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Michigan, Manufacturing, Honda, Saturn, Electric Cars, Cadillac


I drove a $49,000 Acura TLX to see if all-new luxury sedan can still deliver in a world dominated by SUVs

The 2021 Acura TLX has a dynamic exterior. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a $49,325 Acura TLX sedan, in Advance trim with all-wheel-drive. The TLX is all-new for the 2021 model year. My tester had a potent, 272-horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood. The Acura TLX is in a tough position as SUVs take over the world, but this sedan has always been a stupendous bargain, and the new edition is no exception. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Acura TLX...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Transportation, Review, US, Trends, Luxury cars, Ohio, Toyota, Bmw, West Coast, Honda, Acura, TSX, NSX, Honda Acura


The Tesla trade is the best way to invest in a solution to global warming

The Tesla Model 3 is one of four vehicles Tesla is selling. Tesla The green economy looks set to grow in the coming decade, as governments and businesses strive to address global warming. At the moment, it's hard to have enough expertise to invest in the opportunity, given how complicated it is. Tesla, however, is directly involved in the green sector because it builds and sells only green technologies. As a result, it looks like a nice, easy way to do some green investing. And Tesla has a...
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Federal inquiries, allegations of sexual assault, a resignation, and billions on the line: Here's everything you need to know about Nikola and its founder's controversial last 5 weeks

On the left, GM's CEO and chairman, Mary Barra. On the right, Nikola's founder and former CEO Trevor Milton. AP Photo/Paul Sancya; REUTERS/Massimo Pinca Automotive giant General Motors and electric vehicle startup Nikola announced a $2 billion deal in early September. In the weeks since, Nikola and its founder, Trevor Milton, have been embroiled in controversy. Since then, Milton has stepped down as the executive Chairman of Nikola's board, and has faced additional accusations incl...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Cars, America, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Mary Barra, Gm, SEC, Department Of Justice, Smith, Doj, Financial Times, Cnbc, Business Insider


Self-driving startup Cruise is launching fully driverless testing in San Francisco this year

Cruise still hasn't announced when it will launch a commercial ride-hail service, but going fully driverless speaks to the company's confidence that it's nearly ready to bring paying customers aboard. Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said that the self-driving startup would deploy fully self-driving electric vehicles in San Francisco this year. The vehicles would have no safety driver behind the wheel, as allowed by a newly acquired Califor...
Tags: Transportation, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Detroit, Self-driving Car, California Dmv, San Francisco Bay Area, Amman, Phoenix, Honda GM, Dan Ammann


Auto supplier Magna will take a 6% stake in Fisker and build the electric-car startup's first vehicle, the $37,499 Ocean SUV

Fisker has a deal with Magna to build the Ocean SUV, the first of three planned EVs. Fisker Fisker, Inc. announced a deal in which Magna, the world's largest contract automaker, to take a 6% stake in the EV startup. Magna will also build Fisker's first vehicle, the Ocean SUV, scheduled for a 2022 production start. According to Fisker CEO and founder Henrik Fisker, the Magna partnership will let Fisker, Inc. bring the Ocean to market for a $37,499 price. Fisker expects to complete a reverse...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Canada, Vw, Ocean, Bmw, Volkswagen, Henrik Fisker, Electric Cars, Delaware, The Ocean, Fisker, Magna International


REVIEW: The new Toyota Highlander is a lot like the old Toyota Highlander — a solid SUV that shouldn't let you down

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a nice-looking mid-size SUV. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a 2020 Toyota Highlander, priced at $44,498 for the well-appointed XLE trim level. The Highlander I sampled has a reasonably potent 296-horsepower V6 engine, decent seating for eight passengers, and ample cargo capacity with the third row of seats dropped. The Highlander is the classic "don't think about it" mid-size mass-market SUV. It won't have you jumping for joy, but it shouldn't keep you up at ...
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The Mercedes-Maybach S650 is the silliest car I've driven all year — but I can't argue with its incredible interior luxury

The Mercedes-Maybach S650 is packed with expensive luxury extras. Matthew DeBord/Insider I drove a $224,000 Mercedes-Maybach S650, a super-luxury sedan that was crammed with high-ended features. The bling is impressive and impressively expensive, but the Maybach is still a stretched S-Class. A stretched S-Class with a 621-horsepower V12 engine, however. The Maybach is rather silly, but there's no question is delivers an ultra-premium passenger experience. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Waymo is finally going fully driverless with its ride-hail service in Phoenix

Waymo is going fully driverless in Phoenix. Waymo Waymo is now offering a fully-driverless ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area, where the Alphabet company has been piloting its business since 2018. The fully-driverless option will apply to a 50-square-mile area at first, and early users will be customers who have been testing the service. Waymo also said that it would be resuming rides with a human safety driver, after pausing the service when he coronavirus pandemic struck earlier th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Self-driving Car, John Krafcik, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, PHOENIX Arizona, Matthew DeBord, Waymo, Waymo Waymo, Waymo One, Robotaxis, BITranspo


REVIEW: The Audi S7 is just about the closest thing to luxury sedan perfection that almost $100,000 can buy

The Audi S7 is, in a word, gorgeous. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a 2020 Audi S7, a suave fastback luxury sedan that was priced at a well-optioned $89,990, just slightly higher than the already well-optioned base of $83,900. The updated S7 has lost a V8 engine choice, but a 444-horsepower, twin-turbo V6 is a perfectly satisfying alternative. The S7 also has one of the best technology packages in the auto industry. I couldn't find anything to dislike about the Audi S7 — and the car remai...
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If you think the growing electric-car market would exist without Tesla, think again

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius 17-year-old Tesla has become the dominant electric carmaker in the world because it took on huge risks. But it's now reaping equally huge rewards. With the global EV market poised for growth, automakers are salivating over new sales, and they have Tesla to thank. Tesla still faces considerable risks, but it has validated Elon Musk's vision. In Q3, the company delivered 139,300 vehicles, putting it on a pace to sell more than 450,000 in 2020. Visit ...
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Ford's new CEO hopes to win over Wall Street and boost profit margins by doubling down on trucks and Mustangs

Ford CEO Jim Farley takes over at a time when the 117-year-old company is faces many challenges. Spencer Platt/Getty Images On his first day as CEO of Ford, Jim Farley shook up his management team. CFO Tim Stone departed, and another executive was tasked with focusing exclusively on the Lincoln brand. But the biggest news was Ford's declaration that it would hit an elusive 8% annual profit margin, a target it has missed for a decade. Farley, known as a demanding leader, has the new vehicle...
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FIRST DRIVE REVIEW: The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S has finally won me over with its glorious combination of power and style

The fastest Panamera once bugged me in a bad way. The new fastest Panamera now scares me in a good way. Matthew DeBord/Insider I spent a day testing the updated Porsche Panamera, in Turbo S trim. It's the best Panamera I've ever driven. My 2021 model year car had a 620-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 under the hood. The interior combined sporty minimalist with effortless luxury — and some surprisingly decent cargo capacity. Porsche is absolutely killing it with all its redesigned and revamped mo...
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Tesla's new 'tabless' cell design is 'brilliant,' said a top battery researcher

Tesla new 4680 battery cell was revealed last week. Tesla/Youtube Tesla's new 4680 battery cell is an "A-plus" design according to Shirley Meng, a scientist from the University of California San Diego. But she added that Tesla can't achieve is ambitious goals by itself — to get to ten terawatts of worldwide capacity, other players will be required. "The world needs so many batteries," she said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla's this week brought big news to the ...
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