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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

AB InBev, Werner Enterprises to test Embark driverless truck technology

AB InBev, Werner Enterprises to test Embark driverless truck technology → Read More

Tesla refunds customers for duplicate charges after outcry

Tesla customers who were double-billed appreciate the gesture, but some say it was too little, too late. → Read More

Tesla reports 180,338 vehicles produced, 184,800 delivered in Q1 2021

In total, Tesla delivered 184,800 vehicles and produced 180,338 cars. → Read More

Tesla double-charged some customers for new cars, leaving them desperate for refund details

Tesla double-charged some customers for new cars. Now those customers are trying to get refunds for the added charges. → Read More

Elon Musk tweets Tesla could become 'the biggest company' surpassing Apple 'probably in a few months' then deletes it

Musk's tweet offering guidance on timing for an anticipated increase in Tesla's market cap has since been deleted, but screenshots were widely shared. → Read More

Tesla ordered to have Elon Musk delete anti-union tweet

The NRLB has directed Tesla to ask Musk to remove his offending tweet, and to offer a job back to a terminated employee who participated in union organizing. → Read More

Tesla whistleblower complaint about solar fires is part of evidence in federal safety investigation

A former Tesla employee, Steven Henkes, filed a complaint related to risks of solar fires. The CPSC is considering it as evidence. → Read More

Chinese auto giant SAIC Motor plans to use Luminar sensors in high-tech line of vehicles

China's SAIC Motor is partnering with a Silicon Valley lidar specialist, Luminar, to bring self-driving features to its new "R brand" line of vehicles. → Read More

Elon Musk turns down $1 million offer to buy his tweet as an NFT

After embracing bitcoin and Dogecoin, Elon Musk withdrew from plans to sell a tweet as a non-fungible token, or NFT, on Tuesday — despite a bid over $1 million. → Read More

NHTSA investigating 'violent' Tesla crash, Autopilot not ruled out yet

The NHTSA has previously embarked on probes into more than a dozen crashes that were thought to involve Tesla's advanced driver assist systems. → Read More

Tesla moves Automotive president Jerome Guillen to lead trucking business

The change means less responsibility for Guillen, who oversaw the company's entire vehicles business since his appointment in the third quarter of 2018. → Read More

Tesla uses customers to test unfinished driverless tech warns NTSB, urging stricter standards

In a letter to the NHTSA last month, NTSB chief Robert Sumwalt named Tesla 16 times while urging the sister agency to set stricter standards. → Read More

Fire broke out at Tesla factory in Fremont, California

The factory has a history of costly fires, including multiple fires at its paint shop, as CNBC has previously reported. → Read More

Tesla surges 20%, nearly wiping out five straight days of selling

Sales data published by the China Passenger Car Association also helped buoy Tesla's share price. → Read More

Tesla closes below $600 for the first time since December — here's what's weighing the stock down

The threat of inflation is hurting stocks that are based on presumed future growth, and competition and parts shortages are also hurting. → Read More

Tesla launches social platform to spur owners to take political action on its behalf

Tesla is using its updated social platform to spur owners to take political action that benefits Tesla, and potentially other EV businesses. → Read More

Fiat Chrysler spent over $300 million on green credits in Europe last year — mostly from Tesla

The automaker committed to spend about $2 billion on environment related fines and regulatory credits through the end of 2021. → Read More

Ample is trying to make battery-swapping for EVs a reality in the U.S., starting with Uber drivers in the Bay Area

Ample has opened its first electric vehicle battery swap stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Uber drivers with electric vehicles are their first customers. → Read More

JD Power says Lexus is most dependable auto brand, ranks Tesla 30th out of 33

J.D. Power studies serve as an industry benchmark, and its results can drive sales and impact insurance premiums for owners. → Read More

Mazda tops Consumer Reports list for first time ever

Nonluxury vehicles accounted for half of the top 10 auto brands in Consumer Reports' 2021 Brand Report Card, out Thursday. → Read More