Lora Kolodny, CNBC

Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Porsche Taycan, the company's first fully electric model, outsells flagship 911 sports car

In a sign of growing demand for fully electric vehicles, Porsche's Taycan outsold its flagship 911 sports car in the first nine months of 2021. → Read More

NHTSA asks Tesla why it didn't initiate a recall when it pushed safety-related software update

NHTSA pressed Tesla over safety-related software update and experimental driver assistance system testing on public roads. → Read More

Telsa invites more drivers to ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ program — read the email here

FSD Beta provides early access to new features that Tesla is still working on, such as "autosteer on city streets." → Read More

Elon Musk endorses a carbon tax, downplays concerns about methane

A carbon tax would help Tesla by making gas more expensive and by increasing energy prices, which could encourage homeowners to adopt solar panels. → Read More

Tesla moves its headquarters from California to Texas

Elon Musk's growing dissatisfaction with California has been apparent for some time. → Read More

Why Tesla's solar business has not yet taken off as Elon Musk promised

It’s been five years since Tesla acquired SolarCity. CNBC interviewed experts and Tesla solar customers to see how the company is delivering on its promises. → Read More

Tesla must pay $137 million to ex-worker over hostile work environment, racism

Diaz told the court colleagues used epithets, told him to "go back to Africa" and left racist graffiti in the restrooms and a racist drawing in his workspace. → Read More

Tesla delivered 241,300 vehicles in the third quarter, topping expectations

Tesla just reported its third-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers for 2021. → Read More

A flippant Elon Musk takes shots at Biden, the SEC and anti-nuclear sentiment

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was in typically irreverent form at the Code conference on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. → Read More

Tesla and Neon will resume testing of big battery in Australia after July fire

Tesla and Neoen plan to resume testing of a giant energy storage system in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday after a fire in July slowed their progress. → Read More

Tesla drivers can now request Full Self-Driving Beta with the press of a button, despite safety concerns

Tesla rolls out 'FSD Beta button' after NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy voiced safety concerns → Read More

Lithium prices are soaring thanks to EVs and this start-up has a more sustainable way to extract it

Lilac Solutions is raising $150 million from investors including Lowercarbon Capital and T. Rowe Price. → Read More

Elon Musk mocks President Biden after SpaceX completes first all-civilian mission

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden on Sunday for neglecting to praise his aerospace company's historic, all-civilian mission to orbit. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla FSD beta can lull users into thinking their cars are driverless

Tesla is poised to expand its FSD Beta program that would allow customers to get new versions of the company's software even though it hasn't been debugged yet. → Read More

Tesla to reverse solar price hike for some customers, legal filing says

Plantiffs' attorneys say Tesla told them it has launched a program to restore original pricing for Solar Roof customers who signed contracts before Apr. 2021. → Read More

Tesla Autopilot to be compared with 12 other carmakers' systems in NHTSA probe

NHTSA plans a comparative analysis between the driver assistance systems Tesla and its competitors offer. → Read More

New York law phases out most gas-powered vehicles by 2035

The new law could be a shot in the arm for automakers selling or planning electric vehicles → Read More

Solugen is making chemicals from sugar, not petroleum

Investors poured more than $350 million into Solugen, a sustainable chemicals start-up. → Read More

Michael K. Williams, who played fan-favorite Omar on 'The Wire,' is dead at 54

Actor Michael K. Williams, beloved for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series "The Wire" has died. → Read More

Half a million without power in Louisiana, Mississippi amid new flash flood warnings

More than a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall in the region, hundreds of thousands in Louisiana and thousands in Mississippi remained without power. → Read More