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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Tesla solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse in 2018

Tesla solar energy systems reportedly ignited at an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California last June, and the Seattle e-commerce titan confirmed that it has no further plans to buy solar energy systems from Tesla. → Read More

Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires at seven stores

After Elon Musk touts Tesla solar on Twitter, Walmart sues the electric vehicle and clean energy company over store rooftop panels that ignited. → Read More

Coming to a college near you: Delivery robots bearing Blaze pizzas, Starbucks and sushi (but no beer)

Students use the Starship app to order at all hours of the day and night, and can pay with their meal card if they're buying items covered through their plan. The company has raised another $40 million to expand. → Read More

Uber set to report results after the bell

Uber has worked to keep riders, and drivers, loyal with membership offerings and loyalty rewards, while battling competitors like Lyft. → Read More

Netflix wins bid for multi-year deal with Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Netflix wins bid for multi-year deal with Game of Thrones creators → Read More

Lyft soars after lower-than-expected losses and strong guidance

Lyft beat analysts' expectations across the board for its second quarter trading on public markets. → Read More

Tesla has started a new anti-fraud department, according to a recent job listing

Tesla is starting a new "Global Fraud Management team" to prevent and detect fraud, waste or abuse at the electric vehicle maker. → Read More

Tesla is planning to do solar roof testing at its Fremont car plant, building permits reveal

CNBC found building permits that show Tesla plans renewed solar roof testing effort, this time at its car factory in Fremont, California. → Read More

JB Straubel wasn't just Tesla's CTO — he invented the carmaker's core technologies

JB Straubel wasn't just CTO at Tesla, he was an inventor of its core technologies → Read More

Tesla reports earnings after the bell — analysts want updates on China and vehicle margins

Tesla is scheduled to deliver second-quarter results after the bell Wednesday. Analysts are looking for answers about automotive gross margins, China plans and more. → Read More

Tesla employees say they took shortcuts, worked through harsh conditions to meet Model 3 production goals

Current and former Tesla employees working in the company's open-air "tent" factory say they felt pressure to take shortcuts to hit aggressive Model 3 production goals, including making fast fixes to parts with electrical tape and working through harsh weather. → Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk pours cold water on fans waiting for Model S, Model X refresh

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, in a tweet, his electric car company is only planning "a series of minor ongoing changes" for older Model S or Model X vehicles, not a major update. → Read More

Tesla has a secret lab trying to build its own battery cells to reduce dependence on Panasonic

Tesla is working on new battery cell designs, and a way to make their own cells, with R&D teams in a lab near its car plant in Fremont, California. → Read More

Elon Musk emailed Tesla employees to push them to hit aggressive second-quarter goals

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out another email to his employees, pushing them to aim for a record number of vehicle deliveries to end the second quarter of 2019. → Read More

Tesla loses HR vice president and head of diversity Felicia Mayo

Tesla loses vice president of HR and head of diversity, Felicia Mayo, one of a few black woman executives to break Silicon Valley's glass ceiling. → Read More

Tesla loses key Autopilot engineer to self-driving truck start-up Embark

The departure of Tesla Autopilot perception lead Zeljko Popovic comes at a critical time, as Tesla is promising its electric vehicles will be capable of operating as "robotaxis" by the end of next year. Tesla also says it plans to start production of its long-awaited electric semi trucks by the end of 2020. → Read More

Hyundai backs Aurora to develop driverless systems for Kia and Hyundai models

Hyundai's investment in Aurora brings total capital raised by the self-driving car company to at least $700 million. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla still plans to offer insurance, but is waiting for an acquisition to close

The idea behind Tesla offering its own insurance would be to lower rates for drivers, leveraging internal data from Tesla's AutoPilot systems to justify that. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla has designed a submarine car like the one in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk delighted shareholders on Tuesday by revealing the company has designed a submarine car like the one from the James Bond movie, 'The Spy Who Loved Me.' → Read More

Elon Musk at Tesla shareholder meeting: 'It won't be long before we have a 400-mile range car'

CEO Elon Musk spoke at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, California on Tuesday. → Read More