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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Tesla ended reduced salaries this week, says internal email

In April, with a Covid-19 outbreak spreading in the U.S., Tesla slashed employee pay and furloughed hourly workers. This week, Tesla HR informed employees reduced pay ended → Read More

Tesla delivers much-better-than-expected 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter

The deliveries come a day after Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out an e-mail congratulating his tens of thousands of employees on their "amazing" execution "in such difficult times." → Read More

Elon Musk congratulates Tesla employees ahead of Q2 deliveries report

"Just amazing how well you executed, especially in such difficult times. I am so proud to work with you!" read the email from Musk in its entirety. → Read More

Tesla stock is up more than 4000% since its debut 10 years ago

That stock performance puts Tesla in rarified air, alongside Netflix, which was the top-performing stock on the S&P 500 during the 2010s. → Read More

Elon Musk emails Tesla employees: 'Breaking even is looking super tight'

Tesla is expected to report its second quarter vehicle production and deliveries report this week, before the 4th of July weekend. → Read More

Apple is turning your iPhone into digital a car key

Apple announced an upgrade to its operating system on Monday which will allow drivers to use mobile devices as a digital car key, and give keys, securely, to trusted contacts by iMessage. → Read More

Elon Musk tweets that Tesla will have to postpone its annual shareholder meeting

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Friday that the company will have to postpone its annual shareholder meeting which was scheduled for July 7 due to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Tesla tells employees merit awards are on hold after Covid-19

Tesla also told employees that there's a new round of performance reviews, called Performance Acceleration 2020, that will be completed by July 27. The company has sometimes cut staff at or around reviews. → Read More

On the morning of Juneteenth, Tesla tells employees they can take the day off unpaid

Two current Tesla employees told CNBC on Friday that they found it offensive the company only informed them of this option on and not before June 19. The email arrived late in the morning on the east coast and after many had already arrived for shifts on the west coast. → Read More

Tesla cuts price of Model S Long Range Plus, says EPA-rated range improved to 402 miles

Tesla cut price of Model S Long Range Plus, claims EPA-rated range has improved to 402 miles per charge → Read More

Tesla safety boss tries to calm factory workers, some are concerned about lax coronavirus precautions

Tesla's Laurie Shelby emailed employees on Thursday claiming the company has "had zero COVID-19 workplace transmissions" since restarting operations in May. However, some workers remain worried about lax safety precautions. → Read More

Tesla shares hit record closing price

Tesla vehicle sales in China increased by 205% from a slump in April. → Read More

Read the e-mail SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell sent to employees after Demo-2 success, police brutality protests

Here's what SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell and CEO Elon Musk wrote to employees after Demo-2 success, and protests against racism and police brutality in the US. → Read More

Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 employees in California, and plans to hire in lower-cost US cities

StitchFix CEO Katrina Lake said, "We have taken the very difficult decision to reduce the number of Stylists in our styling team in California, as we invest in our other styling hubs across the US" → Read More

Tesla sent 20 staffers to SpaceX, Elon Musk's other company, filing shows

Elon Musk runs both Tesla and SpaceX, and a new filing reveals that the companies are increasingly working together. → Read More

Tesla price cuts show realism in face of coronavirus slowdown

Overnight on Tuesday, Tesla said it was cutting prices for its Model 3, S and X in North America by as much as 6%, and Model S and X vehicles in China by 4%. → Read More

Tesla returns to 'normal operations' at U.S. car and battery factories — read the email sent to production workforce

Tesla HR told production employees in a memo obtained by CNBC that the company is returning to "normal operations," and it's resuming their regular attendance policy this week. → Read More

Tesla factory inspected by Fremont Police as authorities give green light to gradual reopening

Law enforcement officers called hours ahead of their visit on Wednesday, had full access to the entire Tesla facility during the inspection and were able to observe whether employees working there were complying with the latest health orders. → Read More

Tesla HR to employees: 'Choose not to work, it may impact your unemployment benefits'

After operating its factory in defiance of Covid-19 health orders for days, Tesla HR tells employees in an e-mail Wednesday: "choose not to work, it may impact your unemployment benefits" → Read More

Tesla workers describe precautions inside factory as Musk and officials continue to fight over reopening

Tesla employees went back to work at the company's U.S. car plant on Tuesday as Trump cheered on CEO Elon Musk's defiance of local Covid-19 health orders. → Read More