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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Elon Musk not liable in 'pedo guy' defamation trial

Billionaire Elon Musk called British caver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" on Twitter. → Read More

Here's what Uber is doing to solve its sexual assault problem after reporting more than 3,000 incidents last year

Uber has seen an uptick in lawsuits over sexual assaults that typically occurred between riders and drivers in recent years. → Read More

Elon Musk testifies in defamation trial that his net worth is around $20 billion, not much in cash

In day two of the "pedo guy" defamation trial, Tesla CEO Elon Musk testified he doesn't know his own net worth, but it may be around $20 billion, not much in cash. → Read More

Tesla promises Roadster owners dedicated service advisors, technicians and repair centers

Tesla is promising Roadster owners improved service, after focusing on customers with newer vehicles like the Model S and Model 3. → Read More

Elon Musk testifies in 'pedo guy' trial

The conflict began when cave diver Vern Unsworth criticized Musk for his efforts to involve himself in the Thai cave rescue. → Read More

Tesla is poised to deliver Model Y crossover in first quarter of 2020, says Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank analysts expect Tesla to deliver their crossover SUV, the Model Y, starting in the first quarter of 2020. They based the forecast on reports that Tesla's Taiwan-based suppliers had received "accelerating orders" for Model Y parts. → Read More

Self-driving cars were supposed to be here already — here's why they aren't and when they should arrive

More companies are trying to bring self-driving cars to the masses than ever before. Yet a truly autonomous vehicle still doesn't exist. And it's not clear if, or when, our driverless future will arrive. Proponents in the industry, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo CEO John Krafcik and Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, touted an aggressive timeline but missed and reset their goals. In a third-quarter… → Read More

Tesla Cybertruck tug-of-war with a Ford F-150 is high stakes and highly unlikely

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the forthcoming Cybertruck is better performing than a Ford F-150. A Ford X exec challenged him to a fair fight. But don't expect a tug-of-war any time soon. → Read More

Elon Musk's tweets about Tesla's Cybertruck 'orders' tell us very little about actual future sales

Elon Musk tweets about Cybertruck 'orders' helped shares recover from 6% slide. But those were actually low-commitment, $100 refundable pre-orders. → Read More

Tesla unveils its first electric pickup, the Cybertruck

The truck is Tesla's sixth vehicle since it was founded in 2003. → Read More

Ellen Kullman takes the reins as CEO of Carbon, a 3D printing start-up worth over $2.5 billion

Carbon, an additive manufacturing unicorn backed by GV, BMW Group and Baillie Gifford, has appointed ex-DuPont chief Ellen Kullman as CEO. → Read More

Tesla and Uber draw scrutiny at Senate hearing on self-driving cars

The heads of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) faced questions from senators who were, in turns, excited by the promise of self-driving cars, but concerned about everything from driver and pedestrian safety to traffic. → Read More

Tesla Supercharger catches fire at a Wawa store in New Jersey

Wawa says Tesla is investigating the cause of the fire. → Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces plans for fourth factory and design center near Berlin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes it official -- the electric car company plans to build a 'Gigafactory,' and research-and-development center in Berlin. → Read More

Tesla's safety problems at its Nevada Gigafactory detailed in new report

Tesla employees called 911 more than once a day on average in 2018, and some calls concerned possibly avoidable and grisly incidents, according to a report by USA Today. → Read More

Kimbal Musk's Square Roots is on a mission to feed the world — and eventually astronauts on Mars

Elon Musk's brother, Kimbal, is on a mission to feed the world. He co-founded Square Roots with Tobias Peggs to grow non-GMO crops in reclaimed shipping containers. The company made CNBC's 2019 Upstart 100 list of the world's most promising start-ups. → Read More

Tesla and Walmart settle over solar rooftop fires

Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit that the retailer had filed against Elon Musk's renewable energy business in August. → Read More

Take a peek inside Lyft's lab where 400 engineers are working on self-driving cars

Lyft is developing self-driving cars at its "Level 5" lab in Palo Alto → Read More

Tesla's service and used car revenue is growing, but can't make up for a plunge in US vehicle sales

Third-quarter sales dropped 39% in the U.S., but Tesla's services and other revenue, which includes used car revenue, grew 68%. → Read More

Tesla's Elon Musk knew SolarCity faced a 'liquidity crisis' at time of 2016 deal, legal documents show

Even as Elon Musk was touting the benefits of a Tesla-SolarCity combination, he was corresponding with executives about SolarCity's financial struggles. → Read More