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Published on September 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

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SpaceX Dude’s Tesla Model 3 Order Update … Elon Musk Inc … Nissan’s LEAF “Trick” (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

September 18th, 2017 by  

It was another blazingly hot week in EV world, led by rock star Tesla (and its Model 3) but also backed up by a strong performance from sidekick Nissan (and its new LEAF). Some original pieces from some of our thoughtful writers caught a lot of eyeballs, as did several exciting and surprising news stories. Solar energy and wind energy jumped in for a bit as well. Oh yeah, SpaceX popped in for some big cameos as well.

Check out the top 20 stories of the past week here:

  1. SpaceX Employee’s Tesla Model 3 Delivery Update Hints At Quicker Than Expected Production
  2. Elon Musk Inc. — SpaceX + Tesla = More Solutions — via EVANNEX
  3. Why Nissan Has A Trick Up Its Sleeve With The New LEAF
  4. Will Tesla Model 3 Buyers Be Granted 400 kWh/Year Free Supercharging? — updated moments ago with the answer
  5. How Much Range Is Enough?
  6. Tesla Secures Patent For Battery Swap Technology
  7. EV Charging Uses Less Energy Than Water Heating In Typical US Household
  8. What Mods Will Be Most Common Amongst Tesla Model 3 Owners? (Poll)
  9. Removing Tesla Model 3 Aero Wheels Seems To Be Pretty Easy … (Video)
  10. Angel Investor & VC: Tesla Model 3 “One Of 3 Greatest Tech Products Ever” & Will Make BMW 3 Series Biz “Go To Zero”
  11. “Super Helpful” California Car Dealers Association Expands Complaint Against Tesla Over Referral Program
  12. Adventure Road Trip In A Tesla Model X — via EVANNEX
  13. Electric Cars Have Obvious & Not-So-Obvious Impacts
  14. Is Oil Industry Threatened By More Than Electric Vehicles?
  15. US Celebrates Record 29% Drop In Utility-Scale Solar Costs — But Tariff Cloud Looms
  16. Irma Reflections — Charging My Nissan LEAF After Mother Nature Aimed & Hit Two Trump States
  17. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars — Forgotten & Shamed Heroes
  18. Volkswagen Aims For Pan-European Battery Cell Union (Maybe)
  19. GE Renewable Energy Unveils Largest Onshore Wind Turbine
  20. Lyft May Get $1 Billion From Google/Alphabet





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