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Published on May 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan


German Solar + Wind Record … Tesla Model 3 Book … Boring Machine + Electric Sled (Top 30 CleanTechnica Stories)

May 15th, 2017 by  

Crazy week last week, eh? If you got a bit too caught up in Donald Trump’s shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey (because, apparently, Trump was sort of sick of seeing Comey discuss the FBI investigation into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign team and Russia), perhaps you missed some of our top stories.

Interestingly, the top story of the past week got shared by Bernie Sanders* on one of his Facebook pages (his US Senator page), but the big burst was thanks to a reader submitting it to reddit, where it rose to the top of the reddit homepage for quite a few people.

Naturally, Tesla flew in to steal several of the top spots. In this case, however, other automakers may be happy about that.

Since I sort of forgot to run a “top stories of the week” article last week, though, below are the top articles of the first half of May (not just the past week). Check out these 30 popular stories for some fun and … well, fun:

  1. Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables
  2. 1st Tesla Model 3 Book Is Superb — 3 Reasons Why
  3. Elon Musk’s Boring Machine & Electric Sled — via Gas2
  4. 5 Months Of Chevrolet Bolt Sales: What Do The Numbers Tell Us So Far?
  5. Tesla’s Model Y Plan Is A Winner For Sure — via TeslaMondo
  6. Tesla Solar Roof Orders Begin On May 10, Will Be Available Worldwide (#ElonTweets)
  7. 23–50% of Electric Car Drivers Plan to Get Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report)
  8. REC Solar Begins Production Of Innovative High-Output TwinPeak 2 Solar Panels
  9. Tesla CEO Elon Musk: It Only Took 6 Months To Recreate Mobileye Chip Tech (#ElonTalks)
  10. Norway’s Electric Car Love Favors Nissan LEAF, VW e-Golf, Tesla Model S, & BMW i3 (Charts)
  11. Mercedes Slashes Lease Cost of B250e Electric
  12. Vintage Electric Bikes: Old Charms & New Technology
  13. Former Aussie Coal Town Not Mucking About, Set To Become A Solar Power Showcase
  14. Nissan LEAF Comparison — Refreshed LEAF Versus Old LEAF
  15. “Stop Tesla” = Hilarious — via Gas2
  16. Cities Across USA Continue To Commit To 100% Renewable Electricity
  17. The Workhorse W-15: The Electric Truck With A Lower Total Cost Of Ownership Than A Ford F-150
  18. US Electric Car Sales By State — Who’s #1, Ohio Or California?
  19. Unstoppable Zoe (European EV Sales Report)
  20. New Chinese Electric Car Factory Will Be Able To Produce 200,000 Cars/Year
  21. Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid Project Officially Dead
  22. Tesla Model 3 Spy Shot & Windshield Discussions — via Gas2
  23. US Sales Of 10 Electric Car Models Grew 42% In April, 69% In January–April
  24. Tokamak Energy Fires Up Fusion Reactor In UK
  25. Florida Lawmakers Act On Solar Amendment Approved By 72.6% Of Voters
  26. Nissan Targets 550 Kilometer Electric Car By 2020
  27. Tesla Model Y Won’t Use Model 3 Platform (#ElonTalks) — via Gas2
  28. Electric Supercar Manufacturer Rimac Aims To Be The Dominant EV OEM Supplier
  29. White Tesla Model 3 With Glass Roof (3 Spy Pics) — via Gas2
  30. Weebot Aero Electric Scooters, Hoverboards, Unicycles — More Last-Mile Solutions

*Full Disclosure: If Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or even Ted Cruz shared one of our stories (and I found out about it), I’d be happy to make a note of that in the same way as I did here. 

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.

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