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Published on October 7th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

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The “Tesla Killers” Tesla Model Y Will Crush … Model 3 Lightning & Model Y Thunder … (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

October 7th, 2018 by  


Some people like “Tesla killer” articles. I don’t know who exactly (other than a few TSLA shorts I won’t name in the hopes they don’t come over to this site to drop inane comments again). To most of us, it’s more fun to more realistically explain why Tesla is the one destined to crush the competition in the coming years. A story on that topic stole the show last week.

The #2 article of the week was one highlighting the world’s 66% EV market growth as well as global shifts in battery chemistry.

The next most popular CleanTechnica story of the week was one I wrote simply because I like a certain song, heard it on the radio, and decided I needed to feature it in an article. Yikes! At least the metaphor worked (I think). In any case, it appears the appeal again was that it related to the star power of the Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3.

Other biggies included some useful and hugely uncommon perspectives on Tesla and its timelines (specifically related to Gigafactory 1), a sluggish and rather uncompetitive new BMW 3 Series, the Tesla Model S’s leadership in the large luxury car segment in the USA, and much, much more. Have a gander and drop us a note if you have any favorites that unfortunately didn’t make the list.

  1. 4 “Tesla Killers” Ready To Be Crushed By Tesla Model Y
  2. Chart: Global Shifts In EV Battery Chemistry (+ Electric Car Sales Grow 66%)
  3. Tesla Model 3 = Lightning, Model Y = Thunder
  4. Tesla Is 2 Years Ahead Of Schedule On Gigafactory 1
  5. New BMW 3 Series Too Little, Too Late To Slow Tesla Model 3 Disruption
  6. #1 Tesla Model S Dominating Large Luxury Car Sales In USA
  7. Nissan’s Long Strange Trip With LEAF Batteries
  8. The Future We Need — From The Tesla Gigafactory To A Chain Of Terafactories
  9. It Costs Less To Fuel An Electric Car, And Why
  10. Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Car In USA* (Maybe)
  11. Policeman Pulls Over Tesla Model 3 For Computer Mounted To Dash
  12. Sunflare Brings New Solar Shingle Into The Light — #CleanTechnica at #SPI2018
  13. The Elephant Model 3 In The Room
  14. Massive Expansion of Tesla Referral Program Offers $100 Supercharging to ALL Tesla Buyers + Innovative Prizes
  15. Tesla Model 3 — Two Cars For The Price Of One
  16. “It’s Not Fear That Should Drive Us To Act, It’s Love” — Interview With Susan Kucera, Director Of Living In The Future’s Past
  17. What Is Blockchain? (Blockchain Report Excerpt)
  18. Tesla Software Version 9.0: “Most Substantial Update Yet”
  19. Regenerative Braking Is One Of The Joys Of Driving An EV
  20. Want Cheap Solar Cells? Paint Your Own Perovskite Solar Cell!!

Honorable mentions (because this week was too good and too much fun):

  1. Want To Buy A New Car For Free In 10 Years? Buy An Electric Car Today
  2. More Bad News For Coal & Gas, Solar Flow Battery Edition
  3. Yep, Tesla Is Gobbling USA Luxury Car Market — 8 Charts & Graphs
  4. Adorable LEGO Wind Turbine Is Made From Sustainable Bricks
  5. Tesla Crushes Quarterly Delivery Record With 83,500 Deliveries In Q3
  6. Tesla Q3 Financials Estimates & My 99.6% Accurate Delivery Estimate
  7. New I-PACE Is Fast & Fun, But Jaguar Should Strengthen Its Roar
  8. 858 Tesla Headlines: 563 Negative & 122 Positive — #Pravduh About #Tesla In September
  9. First California Public Floating Solar Power System Delivered By Ciel & Terre
  10. This Is Failure

Of course, several of those are still super hot. Some of them were just published a few hours ago. With all of them, the obvious requirement we are now putting on you is that you must open them and then click every sharing button. 😉


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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. 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, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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