Published on August 24th, 2019 |
by Zachary Shahan

August 24th, 2019 by  

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week were led by (yet another) total cost of ownership analysis comparing the Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry. A couple of us here at CleanTechnica had previously published our own 5 year cost of ownership comparisons between these cars, but this one came from Loup Ventures, “a research-driven venture capital firm based in Minneapolis and New York investing in frontier technology.” Other popular stories covered Model 3 range lost while parked, a Tesla service experience, and much more regarding Tesla. Non-Tesla stories included the sprouting EV revolution, a solar-powered Chevy Bolt, Burger King’s Impossible Whopper, clean energy at 1¢/kWh, VW’s EV potential, and much more.

It’s not all about what most people click, though. We put a lot of time and effort into original analyses, reviews, interviews, and more. In the past week, we published 20 such stories, including reflections from a Tesla service visit, a couple of Tesla Model 3 owner interviews, a story about an interesting solar-powered Chevy Bolt, a story about and pics from Tesla Sentry Mode photographing an apparent thief, some context explaining why previous hype about lack of Tesla demand in Europe didn’t make sense, an explanation of Tesla’s advantage in crisis management, the best Tesla Model 3 review I’ve read, a road-trip comparison of the Peuogeot iOn and and 100+ mile Nissan LEAF, a superb detailed look at potential Tesla Model 3 demand in Asia–Pacific countries other than China, and more. I definitely recommend perusing our CleanTechnica originals and checking out ones that pique your interest.

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But, getting back to the top 20 of the week, scroll down below for a look at the full list.

The 5-year total cost of ownership of the Tesla Model 3 vs. the Toyota Camry LE and Audi A5 (Chart: Loup Ventures)

  1. Total Cost Of Ownership: Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry & Audi A5
  2. How Much Range Is Lost On A Parked Tesla Model 3 In 63 Days?
  3. Tesla’s Service May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Still Far Better Than The “Competition”
  4. Is This Why Tesla Stays Secretive About Maxwell Technologies?
  5. Tesla Cuts Model Y Prices To Reflect Last Few Model 3 Price Cuts — Detailed Look
  6. The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is About To Get Messy
  7. Enterprising EV Owner Taps The Sun To Power His Chevrolet Bolt (CleanTechnica Exclusive)
  8. Tesla’s European Demand Rumors Get Blown Out Of The Water
  9. Burger King Dared Me (& My Cat) To Taste Test The Impossible Whopper
  10. How Tesla’s Path To Self-Driving Cars Is Different From Others
  11. Clean Energy At 1 Cent Per Kilowatt-Hour
  12. What’s The Real Reason Walmart Is Suing Tesla?
  13. This EV Is Huge, Bright Green, & Never Needs Recharging
  14. The EV Future — Volkswagen vs. Toyota In One Picture
  15. Volkswagen Has An Opportunity To Bankrupt Top Competitors
  16. Tesla Makes Solar Affordable Again With New Monthly Rental Plans
  17. Hyundai & Kia Create Great Electric Vehicles, But Where Are The Battery Contracts?
  18. Tesla Gon’ Get You, Sucka! Tesla Model 3 Recording Leads Police To ID A Suspect
  19. 222,000 Miles In A Tesla Model S (Video + Interview)
  20. South Korea Says FU To Diesel Cheating While Tesla Model 3 Customers Form Long Lines
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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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