Published on December 31st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan0
#TeslaCities … German Solar Record … Tesla Model 3 vs 22 Competitors … (Top 30 CleanTechnica Stories of 2017)
December 31st, 2017 by Zachary Shahan
The year just wrapped up here in Europe. Below were the 30 most popular articles of the year here on CleanTechnica. Naturally, despite a slower production ramp than expected and planned, the big cleantech story of the year was the Tesla Model 3. However, no article about that car won the top spot. Surprisingly, the top spot was won by a piece I very quickly put together after almost deciding to go to bed instead. I think there’s really something to that article’s success, and I think Tesla would be wise to consider it — but that’s a discussion for another day.
A German solar energy record then swooped in and stole silver before the Tesla Model 3 took bronze with a story comparing its specs to the specs of 22 “competitors.” For the rest of the list, scroll down.
4. Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas (technically, this was published on December 25, 2016)
In total, 23 of the top 30 CleanTechnica stories of 2017 directly related to Tesla — and perhaps one more if people accidentally read “Tesla Motors” instead of “Tata Motors” in article #23. 😉 That’s a far higher share for Tesla than the company has amongst our overall coverage (the 5,386 stories we published in 2017).
While we try to be driven fully by what we think is worth covering and sharing, not by clicks, I think we’d be wise to do a bit of a better job covering and creating Tesla stories more frequently, more quickly, and with more depth and analysis. Clearly, this is the company driving much of the EV industry and also the US solar and global energy storage industries. It’s thus the company that has the most reader interest. We’ll do a better job of getting you more, quicker, and better Tesla coverage in 2018 — along with ongoing and much deeper coverage of everything we think is hugely important in the broader cleantech world.