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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Federal agency looking into Tesla driver complaints of sudden unintended acceleration

The U.S. agency that can mandate vehicle recalls, the NHTSA, is evaluating Tesla drivers' complaints of sudden unintended acceleration. → Read More

Tesla sales employees petition for higher base pay after commission cuts in 2019

Dare Brewer, a Tesla advisor based in Richmond, Virginia, sent a mass e-mail asking North American colleagues to support her in seeking higher base pay after commissions were steeply cut but responsibilities increased in the second half of 2019. → Read More

As Tesla shares rise, Elon Musk stands to score the first $346 million of a possible $55 billion payout

If Tesla sustains an average market capitalization of $100 billion for six months and the company hits other revenue and profit targets, Musk would earn the first of 12 blocks of additional stock. → Read More

Tesla tops Wall Street estimates with 112,000 vehicle deliveries in fourth quarter

Tesla is now shipping its vehicles to more locations around the world than ever before, including in the U.K. and China. → Read More

US traffic safety agency launches probe of fatal Tesla Model S crash

NHTSA, the US traffic safety agency, launches probe of Tesla Model S crash that killed two occupants in Honda Civic → Read More

Tesla Shanghai reportedly making 1,000 cars per week

Tesla's Shanghai plant started delivering Model 3s this week after just 357 days. Tesla executives told a Chinese newspaper that the plant is now assembling at least 1,000 Model 3s per week there. → Read More

California now allows driverless truck and cargo van testing on public roads

The California DMV set the rules for driverless light-duty vehicle testing on public roads on Tuesday. Among other things, the autonomous trucks and vans must have a link to a remote operator, or a human safety driver on board. → Read More

Tesla put up tents to hide its 'solar test house' in California

According to newly granted building permits, Tesla is putting up more tents in Fremont, this time to cover its solar testing facilities. → Read More

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