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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Tesla Megapack caught fire at Victorian Big Battery site in Australia

Neoen said a Tesla Megapack caught fire at their Victorian Big Battery site in Australia. → Read More

Tesla owners could get $625 each in class action settlement over battery throttling

Tesla agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle claims that its over-the-air software update limited battery voltage, therefore range, in some Model S sedans. → Read More

At Nikola briefing, SEC official declines to weigh in on Elon Musk's use of Twitter

But SEC Director of Enforcement Gurbir S. Grewal pledged to hold execs accountable for "materially false statements." → Read More

Tesla set to report earnings after the bell Monday

Investors will be looking for info about new factories, parts shortages, and commercial production of the Cybertruck and custom battery cells. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla caused two-thirds of his personal and professional pain

Musk also acknowledged that Tesla is still not manufacturing its custom-designed 4680 cells for commercial use in electric cars or energy storage systems yet. → Read More

Ethereum price rises after Elon Musk confirms he owns the cryptocurrency

Musk also expressed his support for cryptocurrency in general, despite environmental concerns related to mining. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla Supercharger network will be open to other cars this year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that the company's network of DC fast-charging stations for its electric vehicles, also known as the Tesla Supercharger network, will be open to other types of electric vehicles in 2021. → Read More

Tesla owners can now get 'FSD' premium driver assistance for $199 per month

Tesla just introduced subscriptions for its premium driver assistance package for $199 a month, rather than $10,000 up front. → Read More

Rivian delays won’t affect production of electric delivery vans for Amazon

Rivian is delaying deliveries of the R1T pickup until September and the R1S SUV, the company confirmed to CNBC. → Read More

Elon Musk admits the Cybertruck could flop

"Other trucks look like copies of the same thing, but Cybertruck looks like it was made by aliens from the future," Tesla CEO Musk said on Twitter on Thursday. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla Powerwall production lagging due to chip shortage

Demand for Tesla Powerwall is around 80,000 units said CEO Elon Musk, but in a "best case" Tesla can only make 30,000-35,000 of its home batteries this quarter. → Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes to trial Monday to defend $2.6 billion SolarCity acquisition

Elon Musk speaks at SolarCity's Inside Energy Summit in New York. Rashid Umar Abbasi | Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected in court on Monday, and the stakes are high — if he loses he could have to pay upwards of $2 billion from his considerable personal wealth. Musk will be the first witness in a trial to defend his role in Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity. Shareholders have… → Read More

Tesla delivered 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021, falling short of expectations

During the second quarter, Tesla was affected by parts shortages and price increases for raw materials that plagued automakers generally. → Read More

Tesla Model S Plaid caught fire while driver was at the wheel, says fire chief

Two crews of firefighters worked on the scene for just over 3 hours dealing with the emergency, a Pennsylvania fire chief told CNBC. → Read More

Tesla Model 3 regains safety endorsements from Consumer Reports, IIHS

In May, Tesla announced it would no longer include radar sensors in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles made for customers in North America on or after April 27. → Read More

The U.S. is falling further behind China and Europe in electric vehicle production

But there's one bright spot for the U.S., according to The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT): Exports. → Read More

Tesla shares shrug off 'soft recall' of 285,000 cars in China

China's vehicle safety authority issued a recall of Model 3 and Model Y Tesla cars in the country. But the issue can be fixed with a software update. → Read More

Why driverless tech works for mining and construction but robotaxis aren’t ready, according to SafeAI CEO

The four-year-old start-up retrofits industrial vehicles like dump trucks, dozers, and skid steers with autonomous systems. It just raised $21 million. → Read More

Tesla attorney Lynn Miller leaves for autonomous trucking start-up Plus

Miller follows Tesla's longstanding vice president of legal and acting general counsel, Al Prescott, who left in April to join Luminar, a lidar start-up. → Read More

Tesla's former automotive chief sold more than $270 million of stock after leaving on June 3

Guillen became President of Automotive in the third quarter of 2018, overseeing all of Tesla's automotive business. → Read More