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Published on August 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan


Tesla’s (& World’s) Largest Battery … Massive Diesel Recall … EV Industry Changes (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

August 12th, 2018 by  

The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the past week were an interesting mix — probably not what you’d expect. Have a look and read everything you missed.

  1. Analysis Reveals That World’s Largest Battery Saved South Australia $8.9 Million In 6 Months
  2. Catalyst Failure Leads To Recall Of 500,000 Trucks With Cummins Diesel Engines
  3. What Changed In The EV Industry In June & July?
  4. 7 Charts — Tesla Model 3 vs The Competition (US Sales)
  5. Beyond The Tesla Model 3: What’s The Next “Hit” EV In The US?
  6. The Lithium Metal Battery Is (Almost) Here
  7. What Is The Optimum EV Range?
  8. Harley-Davidson Won’t Be Saved By Its Electric Motorcycle Plans
  9. Electric Doorslammer 1/4 Mile World Record — True Cousins Has Done It Again (Video)
  10. China’s Solar Shift To Cause Global Demand To Plummet In 3rd Quarter, GTM Research Reports
  11. Tesla Files FCC Application For Bluetooth Key Fobs For Tesla Model 3 Owners
  12. Why Elon’s (Possibly) Taking Tesla Private
  13. “Pure Jungle Cat” — Tesla Model 3 Performance Review From Motor Trend
  14. The Big Short Burn … Er, Explosion
  15. Owning My 1st All-Electric Vehicle — A Female POV
  16. Tesla Model 3 & Model S Have Mixed Results In IIHS Tests
  17. Newest Solar Tenders In Egypt Come In Under 3 Cents Per kWh
  18. Tesla Short Sellers Lost Nearly $2 Billion In A Few Days
  19. Major Media Outlets Prove Elon’s Point, Push Tesla To Go Private
  20. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Plan To Take Tesla Private
  21. The Tesla Smear

The last two are close enough that I’m calling them a tie. Also, “The Tesla Smear” is one of my favorite articles ever — even though the topic is depressing. 


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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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