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Toyota Camry vs. Tesla Model 3 Costs … Our Tesla Model 3 Problems (Not) … Tesla Model 3 Vampire Drain — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Below were the 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles in August. Clearly, people were curious about Tesla Model 3 total cost of ownership, problems with the Model 3 (that don’t exist), how much range a parked Model 3 loses over the course of two months, and Tesla’s master plan in action.

Below were the 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles in August. Clearly, people were curious about Tesla Model 3 total cost of ownership, problems with the Model 3 (that don’t exist), how much range a parked Model 3 loses over the course of two months, and Tesla’s master plan in action. Scroll down below for the full list of the 20 most popular CleanTechnica stories of August.

  1. Total Cost Of Ownership: Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry & Audi A5
  2. All The Problems With Our New Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
  3. How Much Range Is Lost On A Parked Tesla Model 3 In 63 Days?
  4. Tesla’s Master Plan Is Working
  5. Tesla’s Service May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Still Far Better Than The “Competition”
  6. Is This Why Tesla Stays Secretive About Maxwell Technologies?
  7. Tesla Cuts Model Y Prices To Reflect Last Few Model 3 Price Cuts — Detailed Look
  8. Toxic Tesla Fandom Is Counterproductive
  9. The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is About To Get Messy
  10. Tesla Model 3 Owner Drives 15,000 Miles For $630
  11. 4 Reasons Why We Bought A Tesla Model 3
  12. Tesla Battery Guru Jeff Dahn Claims New Lithium-Ion Cell Outperforms Solid-State Batteries
  13. Sorry, Porsche — Tesla Model 3 Already Has Repeatable Acceleration. Can We Troll Fossils Instead?
  14. Enterprising EV Owner Taps The Sun To Power His Chevrolet Bolt (CleanTechnica Exclusive)
  15. Way To Dump All The Good News About Wind Power On A Friday Afternoon, DOE
  16. Tesla Model 3 Outsold BMW, Mercedes, Audi, & Lexus Competitors In 2nd Quarter In USA — By A Landslide!
  17. Tesla’s European Demand Rumors Get Blown Out Of The Water
  18. A 2012 LEAF With 150 Miles Of Range
  19. What’s The Real Reason Walmart Is Suing Tesla?
  20. Aptera Is Back, Baby! New, Improved Electric Car Will Have 1,000 Mile Range

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To check out some of our recent CleanTechnica originals, and read anything titillating you missed, here’s a list of 70 from the past couple of months that stood out to me:

  1. 100% Renewable Energy, Tesla in the Early Days — #CleanTechTalk with Mark Z. Jacobson
  2. Early Investment In Tesla, SolarCity, Zola Electric, & More — #CleanTechTalk with Nancy Pfund
  3. US Climate Politics History Lesson — #CleanTechTalk with Nathaniel Rich
  4. Self-Driving Gas Car — A Horse Led By A Carrot On A Stick?
  5. Elon Musk Talks Tesla Terawatt-Hours. We Run Some Numbers.
  6. Is This Why Automakers Are So Slow To Electrify?
  7. CleanTechnica’s New Green Bank
  8. Rideshare Driving In An EV: A Getting Started Guide
  9. Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW 230i, 330i, 440i, & i3s
  10. Trade In A Used Mercedes For A New Tesla? Which Has Lower TCO?
  11. Porsche Taycan Already Faster Than Panamera Sibling & Other Combustion Peers Around Twisty Race Tracks
  12. Tesla Opens A Service Center In Poland!
  13. 13 Reasons A Tesla Gigafactory Should Be In Poland
  14. Tesla & EV Life In Wroclaw, Poland — What’s New?
  15. Using The Vozilla Electric Carsharing Program In Wroclaw, Poland
  16. This Tesla Model 3 Took Selfies In The Arctic Circle
  17. A 4,000 Mile Road Trip In A Tesla Model 3 (Video + Interview)
  18. Tesla Autopilot In Africa
  19. Sicily To The Leaning Tower Of Pisa In An Electric Van — Nissan e-NV200
  20. From Italy Back To Poland In A Nissan Electric Van
  21. A Solo 80 Day Trek Around Australia In A Tesla Model S
  22. A Tesla Voyage Without Carbon
  23. 5,400 Mile Tesla Model S Family Road Trip From Belgium To & Through Norway!
  24. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Experiences The Tesla Model X At National Night Out
  25. Tesla Model X Wins Classic Car Show Benefiting Children In Need
  26. 222,000 Miles In A Tesla Model S (Video + Interview)
  27. How Owning A Tesla Or Other EV Affects Hurricane Planning
  28. How Does Tesla’s Insurance Stack Up To The Competition? My Case
  29. Tesla Sentry Mode Helps BMW Owner Try To Catch A Thief
  30. Cost of Driving a BMW i3 REx for 9 Months in Florida: $2.26
  31. With A Merger, Fenix Power Now Plans To Make Your Old LEAF More Like A Tesla
  32. A 2012 LEAF With 150 Miles Of Range
  33. DIY Solar LEAF Project Shows The Untapped Potential Of Solar EVs
  34. Nissan Quietly Releases #Rapidgate Software Update For North American LEAF Owners
  35. Tesla Outsold Porsche Globally In 1st Half Of 2019
  36. Tesla Sold More Model 3s In Q2 2019 Than GM Sold Chevy Bolts Worldwide Since Its Birth
  37. Tesla Model 3 = 9th Best Selling Car In USA In 2nd Quarter
  38. Tesla Model 3 = 3% of US Car Sales in 1st Half of 2019
  39. Tesla Cars = #1 In US Luxury Car Sales In 2nd Quarter Of 2019
  40. Tesla Model 3 = 67% of US Electric Vehicle Sales in 2nd Quarter
  41. Tesla Model 3 Outsold BMW, Mercedes, Audi, & Lexus Competitors In 2nd Quarter In USA — By A Landslide
  42. Tesla Sales Tank In Europe Again (NOT)
  43. The Netherlands — Fossil Cars Down 20%, Electrics Up 75%
  44. Tesla Model 3 = 10th Best Selling Vehicle In Sweden … In July!
  45. Tesla Model 3 = 3rd Best Selling Vehicle In The Netherlands In July
  46. Tesla Model 3 = 12.4% of All Norwegian Vehicle Sales January–July 2019
  47. Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Vehicle in Switzerland in 1st Half of 2019
  48. Tesla Model 3 Has A Lot Of Demand, But Does It Have A TON Of Demand?
  49. Tesla Model 3 Set To Grab Global #1 Premium Vehicle Spot In 2020, Crushing Mercedes C-Class & BMW 3 Series
  50. 6 Ways Tesla Ruins Everything For Incumbent Automakers
  51. 1st EV To Break Into Top 10 Global Auto Sales? Revisiting 2013 CleanTechnica Reader Survey
  52. Subsidy Cuts & Tesla Model 3 Shake Up Chinese EV Sales Ranking — EV Sales Report
  53. Chinese EV Sales In July: After The Subsidy Storm
  54. Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV Sales Report
  55. Volkswagen e-Golf = #1 EV in Germany in July
  56. Huge Tesla High Tide In Europe — June EV Sales Report
  57. Record Month For Tesla In Portugal — EV Sales Report
  58. A Quick Guide To Tesla’s New V3 Supercharging
  59. Tesla’s Service May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Still Far Better Than The “Competition”
  60. The Future Of Tesla’s Mobile Service Fleet
  61. California EV Rebate Could Go From $2500 To $7500 — CleanTechnica Interview With Bill Author Phil Ting
  62. Solar & Wind Met Over 50% Of An Indian State’s Energy Demand 3 Days This Month
  63. India: Renewable Energy Dominates 1st Half Of 2019 With 58% Share In New Capacity
  64. 24 Questions That Show Nukes Are NOT The Answer
  65. Lighting Liberia: A Look At The Liberian Energy Network
  66. Solar Modeling & Monitoring Granularity Boost Efficiency
  67. Solar Power Is Playing A Growing Role To Save The Bees
  68. The Renogy Phoenix Portable Solar Generator Provides All-In-One Solar + Storage On The Go
  69. The Dairy Alternative Divas At Daiya Are Capitalizing On Plant-Based Meats Going Mainstream
  70. The Rules Of Acquisition & How They Apply To Climate Change — Part Two
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