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Published on July 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan


Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Solar Roof … Tesla Model 3 = Breakthrough … EV Transmissions — #CleanTechnica Top 20

July 28th, 2019 by  

The most popular articles on CleanTechnica last week were, surprisingly, not topped by a Tesla story. I don’t remember the last time that was the case! In fact, the third most popular story also wasn’t primarily about Tesla. Apparently, readers were especially pulled into reading a story about the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s solar roof, another mainstream media review of the Tesla Model 3, and why EV transmissions are a thing and will likely become a bigger thing.

After those top three stories, Tesla took the next four spots before another solar-powered car story jumped in. Those Tesla stories covered Gigafactory 1, a comparison of the Tesla Model 3 to a handful of BMW models, an odd CNBC story, and a 4,000 mile road trip in a Model 3. Jump past the advertisement to buy a freakin’ shirt (or bag or mug or hoodie or baby outfit) in order to view the full list.

  1. The Solar Roof On Hyundai’s New Sonata Hybrid Adds 1,300km Of Range Per Year
  2. “The Model 3 Feels Like A Breakthrough Car” —CAR Magazine
  3. EV Transmissions Are Coming, And It’s A Good Thing
  4. Tesla Gigafactory Bigger Than You Expect — Truly Gigantic
  5. Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW 230i, 330i, 440i, & i3s
  6. Were CNBC Sources — “Tesla Employees” — Funded By TSLAQ?
  7. A 4,000 Mile Road Trip In A Tesla Model 3 (Video + Interview)
  8. It’s The Batteries, Stupid
  9. DIY Solar LEAF Project Shows The Untapped Potential Of Solar EVs
  10. Sodium-Ion Battery Research Shows Promising Results
  11. “Tesla Direct” — How More & More Tesla Customers Are Getting Their Cars
  12. Tesla Model 3 Has A Lot Of Demand, But Does It Have A TON Of Demand?
  13. Breaking! Video & Photos Of Fully Electric Ford F-150 — Pulling A Train
  14. Tesla Sold More Model 3s In Q2 2019 Than GM Sold Chevy Bolts Worldwide Since Its Birth
  15. Coal, Gas Sink As New York Sails Into Offshore Wind Power Mega-Deal
  16. Nissan Quietly Releases #Rapidgate Software Update For North American LEAF Owners
  17. Tesla Files Patent Application For Die-Cast Unibody Machine
  18. Subsidy Cuts & Tesla Model 3 Shake Up Chinese EV Sales Ranking — June Sales Report
  19. California EV Rebate Could Go From $2500 To $7500 — CleanTechnica Interview With Bill Author Phil Ting
  20. Tesla Posts An Operating Loss Of $167 Million, Cutting Losses By More Than Half, Cash Strong At $5 Billion

Any of your favorite stories not make the top 20? Chime in below.

I have to recommend our extensive liveblog of the 2nd quarter Tesla shareholder conference call, which is full of interesting details. The Portugal EV sales report is also fascinating, as is Tomek’s summary of a road trip through Sicily in a Nissan e-NV200. To close up shop for the week, it’s also inspiring that solar & wind met over 50% of one Indian state’s energy demand for 3 days this month.


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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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