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Published on June 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan


Norwegian Mercedes Dealer’s “Kodak Moment” … Cost Of Owning Tesla Model S For 200K Miles … The Media’s False Tesla Story — #CleanTechnica Top 20

June 1st, 2019 by  

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week are listed below. I always love looking through the list, but I’m changing up what I put in the introductions of these weekly and monthly articles. I’m going to use this space to highlight my favorite CleanTechnica articles of the week. It’s hard to be too picky, so they’re not in order of rank, more chronological.

Well, Michael Grinshpun’s article on the media’s story about Tesla versus the facts might be one of my favorites ever, but his piece on Tesla order rates and global interest in Tesla is up there, too.

I always love a good price comparison, and Max Holland nailed it for the Tesla Model 3 versus luxury car competitors in China. Vijay Govindan also had a similar one for Germany that shows essentially the same story.

Speaking of Europe, I think Maarten Vinkhuyzen’s article about Tesla’s sales approach on the Old Continent was an excellent one. I look forward to Tesla building out its network as requested in that piece.

Jumping to the fanciful, I couldn’t skip my piece about Tesla producing unicorns or Jennifer Sensiba’s about her time undercover as a $TSLAQ Twitter troll.

Back to costs, Steve Sasman provided a great rundown of his costs owning a Tesla Model S for 200,000 miles.

If you haven’t noticed by now, though, one thing I really love is charts. Here are three of my favorite articles featuring charts (not just this past week, but ever):

13 Amazing Tesla Sales Milestones (+ 17 Charts)

See Why Tesla Scares The Legacy Players

Tesla Model 3 = #1 Top Selling Car In California In Terms Of Revenue — Q1 2019

Visualization: 2012–2019 US Electric Car Sales (This Is A Must See)

Now, with my favorites out of the way, below is the list of the 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles last week.

  1. Skyrocketing Tesla Sales Force Mercedes Dealer In Norway To Face A Kodak Moment
  2. The Cost Of Owning A Tesla After 200,000 Miles
  3. The Media’s Story About Tesla Is Wrong, Facts Tell Another
  4. Rumor Mill Goes Into Overdrive — GM/Ford Merger On The Horizon? And What About Tesla?
  5. Tesla Model 3 Rewrites The Rules Of What A Sport Sedan Can Be, Motor Trend Reflects
  6. See Why Tesla Scares The Legacy Players
  7. Some Thoughts On Elon Musk’s Emails To Employees — & The Media + Wall Street’s Response
  8. Jaguar I-PACE, Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC — Electric Autobahn Range Disasters
  9. Mazda Might Actually Be Onto Something
  10. Visualization: 2012–2019 US Electric Car Sales (This Is A Must See)
  11. Selenium Boosts Efficiency Of Thin Film Solar Cells To 22%
  12. Tesla’s Integrated Dash Camera Saves Hit & Run Victim
  13. Tesla Order Rate Surges 25% Worldwide, 116% In North America, According To New Data
  14. Rayvolt Is Not-So-Secretly Plotting An eBike Revolution Powered By The Sun
  15. Tesla Model 3 = #1 Top Selling Car In California In Terms Of Revenue — Q1 2019
  16. Chinese Tesla Model 3 Price Crushes BMW 3 Series & Mercedes C-Class
  17. Tesla Model 3 Made In China May Cost $10,000 Less Than US-Built Cars
  18. Nissan ProPilot 2.0 Is A Lot Like Tesla Autopilot, With One Key Difference
  19. Latest Total Nonsense From Detroit Free Press — Nobody Wants Electric Pickup Trucks!
  20. Will Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Really Get The US To More Wind & Solar?


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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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