Tesla × 36 … & 19 Other Stories — Top 55 CleanTechnica Stories in 2018

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Below are the 55 CleanTechnica articles published in 2018 that got the most eyeballs on them. Why 55? Well, first I was thinking to do 30, then I figured it should be more than that since this is a full-year roundup, then I thought 52 made sense since it would be one for each week of the year, and then I saw a story just outside of the top 52 that I thought should be included, so I extended it to a catchy 55. (The important things in life, ya know?)

Another side note: We occasionally get people complaining that we publish too many Tesla stories. I think it’s worth noting here that Tesla stories account for far less than 50% of our content, yet they accounted for 65% of our top 55 — 36 out of 55. Honestly, if we were chasing views and not simply reporting on what we think is most useful and most interesting, we’d be publishing 90% Tesla stories and 10% other stuff. Or we’d just stalk the Kardashians or something. (Hmm … maybe we should consider stalking Elon Musk.)

One more note before I share the full list: A whopping 25 of the top 55 were CleanTechnica originals of some sort. That means they were original analysis that warranted the label “#CleanTechnica Report” or were exclusive interviews or reviews. I think that means that the extra time and effort we put in to try to create useful, original content for you all is worth it. I hope so. If you do really appreciate all the effort we put in to create hundreds of original reports, reviews, and interviews, I have to admit that we’d love your support through a monthly CleanTechnica subscription, even if it’s just a few bucks a month. It makes a difference and would be hugely valued by us.

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  1. Tesla Model 3 Total Cost of Ownership Estimate — Crushing It (#CleanTechnica Report)
  2. Big Auto, We Have A Problem — US Electric Car Sales Report (#CleanTechnica Report)
  3. Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Car In The US … In Revenue (#CleanTechnica Report)
  4. 20 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles On The Market In 2018 (USA)
  5. All-Electric Vehicles For Sale In USA (2017 & 2018 Model Years)
  6. Tesla vs Chevy Bolt: Lessons Learned From 1 Week Driving Electric Cars In UAE (#CleanTechnica Review)
  7. 10 Reasons To Not Buy A Tesla — Seriously
  8. Tesla Model S Crushes Large Luxury Car Competition In USA (#CleanTechnica Report)
  9. 4 “Tesla Killers” Ready To Be Crushed By Tesla Model Y
  10. Toyota Camry & Honda Accord Buyers, Don’t Assume Tesla Model 3 Is Beyond Your Budget (#CleanTechnica Report)
  11. Here’s What $7,000 Of Damage Looks Like On A Tesla Model 3 (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)
  12. Shocking Electric Car Takes #1 In Germany’s April 2018 Electric Car Sales Ranking (#CleanTechnica Report)
  13. 23 Nasty Tesla Charts
  14. 18 Nasty Tesla Charts
  15. Tesla Model 3 Is #1 Top Selling American Car In USA (#CleanTechnica Report)
  16. Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia
  17. Sorry, Elon — I Overestimated The Costs Of The Tesla Model 3 (#CleanTechnica Report)
  18. Tesla, An Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call For Germany. All Hands On Deck!
  19. Solar Panel Prices Continue Falling Quicker Than Expected (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)
  20. Flat Earth Community Insists Falcon Heavy Launch Was A Hoax
  21. Sorry, Elon — Tesla Model 3 Much Better Than I Expected (#CleanTechnica Review)
  22. Tesla Supercharger Network 2018 — Plans Call For Rapid Expansion Throughout North America, Asia, Europe, Oceania
  23. Tesla Model 3 Completely Crushing US Luxury Car Competition — 10 Charts (#CleanTechnica Report)
  24. Tesla’s Veiled Swipe At The Chevy Bolt
  25. 7 Reasons To Not Buy A Tesla … Yet
  26. Free Unlimited Lifetime Supercharging Now Available For Tesla Model 3 (With A Catch)
  27. 8 “Impossible” Goals Tesla Achieved
  28. Evolution of the Tesla Supercharger Network
  29. One-Year BMW i3 Review — So Close To Perfection, But A Few Things Baffle Me  (#CleanTechnica Review)
  30. Regarding Tesla [TSLA], Let’s All Calm Down
  31. Tesla Model 3 Wins February (Despite Production Woes), Other Electric Car Sales Dim In USA (#CleanTechnica Report)
  32. Tesla Model 3 Embarrassing Ford Mustang & BMW 3/4 Series — 8 Charts (#CleanTechnica Report)
  33. The 1st Tesla Hearse (#CleanTechnica Video)
  34. Pre-Owned Tesla In Your Future? One Owner’s Story
  35. What Motivated North Carolina Rednecks To Block Tesla Superchargers?
  36. Subaru Finally Introduces Its 1st Ever Plug-In Hybrid — The Crosstrek PHEV
  37. Do Tesla Vehicles Work In The Snow?
  38. 2017 China Electric Car Sales Blow World Out Of The Water — BAIC EC-Series Is A Superstar (#CleanTechnica Report)
  39. “Dream Car” For Millennials & Men = Tesla Model S (Infographic)
  40. If A Tesla Pattern Has Emerged, What Does That Mean For Model 3? (#CleanTechnica Report)
  41. Honda PCX Electric Scooter Uses Battery Swapping
  42. Harassing EV Drivers — New Favorite Sport For Brain-Dead Pickup Truck Owners
  43. The Billion Tree Project In Pakistan Is A Success
  44. The Honda Clarity Electric Is The Family Friendly EV We Have Longed For, But It Lacks Range (#CleanTechnica Review)
  45. Tesla Model 3 Motor — Everything I’ve Been Able To Learn About It (Welcome To The Machine)
  46. 2018 Was A Giant, Awesome Year For Tesla — Because Elon Musk
  47. Tesla Model 3 On Verge Of Dramatically Disrupting Mercedes, BMW, & Audi (#CleanTechnica Report)
  48. Confirmed: 2019 Nissan LEAF To Have More Range, More Power
  49. Powering An RV With Solar Energy & A Tesla Battery (Videos)
  50. The Damage Fake Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Do
  51. Look Out, Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi, & BMW — Kia Niro SUV Has Better Efficiency & Range, At Half The Price! (#CleanTechnica Report)
  52. The Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery — Has John Goodenough Finally Done It?
  53. Exciting Developments In NMC 811 Lithium Battery Technology (#CleanTechnica Report)
  54. Electric Car Drivers: Desires, Demands, & Dreams — New 100+ Page #CleanTechnica Report
  55. 1 Week Behind The Wheel Of The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV — #CleanTechnica Review, Part 2

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