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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Fire at Tesla factory in Fremont contained, won't impact production

A fire broke out at Tesla's car plant in Fremont on Saturday, but is now contained and won't impact production. → Read More

Tesla is staking its future on China — here's what it's up against

Tesla recently broke ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and has grand ambitions in China but it faces serious competition there from a mix of Chinese and foreign automakers already manufacturing electric vehicles there, for example: BYD, BAIC Group, SAIC and Nio; and BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Toyota. → Read More

With more drones in the sky every year, 'counter-drone' tech can keep the bad ones at bay

By 2022 the FAA expects we'll have 2.9 million drones flying in the US. Counter-drone tech companies are popping up everywhere to keep the bad ones away, and let the good ones through. → Read More

Anonymous Tesla short sellers who fly over its parking lots taking pictures of cars have a new web site

Tesla short sellers launched a site to showcase their crowdsourced research on the company's activities. The site, Tslaq.org, includes aerial photography from mostly pseudonymous and anonymous researchers who fly over the company's parking lots and delivery centers to count Tesla's inventory cars. → Read More

Here's how many people Tesla laid off at its California facilities

Tesla dismissed 1,017 California employees in its recent layoffs, according to documents filed with the state's Employment Development Department. → Read More

Tesla is betting big on China, and here's what Elon Musk had to say about it

Tesla is in a rush to get sales and manufacturing up and running in China, before new U.S.-China trade negotiations, and before electric vehicle subsidies dry up there. Here's why Elon Musk had to say about Tesla's biggest plans in China on the company's latest earnings call. → Read More

Tesla shares drop sharply after Musk announces CFO Deepak Ahuja is leaving the company — for the second time

Moving into the CFO role at the electric vehicle maker is Zach Kirkhorn, previously the company's vice president of finance. → Read More

Tesla plans to double service capacity by adding shifts, stocking more spare parts

Tesla plans to double service capacity, adding new shifts and storing more spare parts at its service centers. → Read More

Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark

Embark and other firms working on self-driving trucks aim to alleviate industry pains by making existing truck drivers safer and more efficient. Amazon is using Embark's trucks for some loads. → Read More

Tesla offers lower-priced versions of its Model S and X vehicles after cutting production

Tesla offers lower-priced versions of its Model S and X vehicles after recently slashing production, and ditching versions of these cars that featured a 75 kwh battery pack. → Read More

Details of Tesla layoffs emerge, including reduced hours for Model S and X production

Deep cuts occurred in its sales, delivery and Model S and Model X production teams, and Tesla has suspended night time production of its Model S sedans and Model X SUVs at its Fremont, California car plant. → Read More

Here's how Elon Musk and Glynne Shotwell announced hundreds of layoffs at SpaceX

Elon Musk and Gwynne Shotwell were choked up at an all-hands meeting on Friday where they announced layoffs of about 10 percent of SpaceX employees. Post-restructuring, SpaceX headcount still stands above 6,400, employees told CNBC. → Read More

Activision shares tank after split with Bungie, the game studio behind Destiny

Activision shares tank after split with Bungie, the game studio behind Destiny → Read More

Tesla to stop selling the lowest-priced versions of its Model S and X vehicles on Monday, Elon Musk tweets

Elon Musk wrote in a tweet late on Wednesday that Tesla will stop selling the lowest-range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X SUVs on Monday. Both models will still be available with higher-end specifications. → Read More

Why airports can't stop drones from causing chaos

Drones caused mayhem at London's two biggest airports: Heathrow this week and at Gatwick in December. Experts say airports need to get prepared to deal with drone intrusions, and fast, before they suffer more than flight delays. → Read More

Tesla names Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to board after SEC settlement

Tesla's board has historically been tightly linked to its CEO and includes, among others, his brother Kimbal Musk. → Read More

Tesla loses former Gigafactory boss to start-up that makes 'designer molecules' for food and drugs

Tesla's vice president of Gigafactory 1, Jens Peter Clausen, is joining Zymergen. The Softbank-funded start-up uses robots, algorithms and synthetic biology to make ingredients that go into everything from medicines and foods to foldable displays. → Read More

Tesla's head of digital product, Parag Vaish, is leaving to start a company at Google's incubator

Tesla head of digital product Parag Vaish has resigned from the electric vehicle maker, and accepted a position as founder-in-residence at Google's in-house incubator, Area 120. → Read More

Tesla is seeking $167 million in damages from the former employee Elon Musk accused of sabotage

Tesla's legal battle with ex-employee Martin Tripp is turning even more acrimonious. The electric vehicle maker is now seeking $167 million in damages from the former process engineer, Nevada case filings reveal. → Read More

Tesla General Counsel Todd Maron is leaving the company

A top lawyer at Tesla, Todd Maron, is leaving the company to be replaced by seasoned trial lawyer Dane Butswinkas, chairman of Williams & Connolly. → Read More