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About Vijay Govindan

Vijay Govindan Vijay Govindan is a Cleantechnica writer part-time. Through his writing Vijay seeks to elevate the realized potential of humankind. Against human trafficking. Tesla Model 3 LR owner. His claim to fame is Tesla and Elon have commented, liked or re-tweeted an article he wrote with the Tesla community. Just once. ;) https://cleantechnica.com/2019/06/23/our-new-tesla-myths-page/ #WeChooseTesla, #RenewableEnergy and #YangGang supporter. Long Tesla shares. Has a healthy skepticism of the Q branch of the Tesla investment community. Made it to one $tslaq block list. Follow him on Twitter @vijaygovindan17. If you read this far, wow, 👏🏽 and 🙏🏽.



Author Archives: Vijay Govindan

Tesla Is The Most Valuable Auto Company In The History Of America*

January 8th, 2020 | by Vijay Govindan

Barron's noted on January 7th, 2020, that Tesla had become the most valuable auto company in the history of America. Let me repeat: Not just currently. We are talking about the most valuable American auto company since America was born. Congratulations to Elon, Tesla, and the team for unlocking this achievement!


Tesla Earnings In 2019 & 2020 — What Can We Learn? Plus, Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2020 | by Vijay Govindan

There have been many pieces on Tesla stock's rocket run over the last month. According to stockcharts.com, Tesla went from a low price of 328.69 on December 2nd, 2019, to a closing price of 430.38 on December 27th, 2019 (it has dropped a bit since then). This is a phenomenal return of 30.9% gain in less than 30 days. I speculated earlier on many reasons why it happened. It turns out, though, the reason may be very simple. Wall Street analysts are expecting Tesla to earn higher profits in 2019 and 2020 compared to what they thought 3 months ago


Tesla Model 3 Revenue Laps USA Small & Midsize Luxury Competitors — Q3 2019 CleanTechnica Report

November 2nd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

As you'll see in this article, Tesla Model 3 revenue dwarfed its luxury car competition in the 3rd quarter, and also placed it #3 among all sedans sold on the US market. Wall Street's interpretation: “Tesla Model 3 is a failure. As ivory tower Wall Street analysts, we expected Model 3 luxury revenue to be double the revenue of any other sedan at this time.”


Our New Tesla Myths Page

June 23rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

As part of my efforts to fight untrue Tesla myths, I recently engaged the Tesla community to create a Tesla Myth Busters FAQ page. I sent out a call to “assemble a full-fledged myth-busting campaign,” and people responded. We simply want to set the record straight regarding various Tesla myths. Thanks to the Tesla community who heeded my call, this first draft was produced in just four days, which is astonishing and wonderful when you think about it


SlimFold Wallet Is The Fashionable, Eco-Friendly Wallet You Crave

June 3rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

I recently conducted an interview with Dave Zuverink, Founder and CEO of SlimFold. I was tired of my old, thick, leather wallet and wanted to see if I could replace it with a thin vegan one. I found SlimFold, ordered a wallet, and contacted Dave Z. to see if he wanted to do an interview for CleanTechnica. Thanks to Dave for answering my questions!


Tesla, Move Your Investor Conference Call To 6:30pm PST!

May 28th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

Scientific evidence has shown that our mood varies through the day. Not only does our mood vary, though — the optimal times for doing heavy thinking or being creative occur at different times. It’s not the same for every person. This is the focus of the chronobiology field


9 Ways Tesla Network Can Help You Make Money

May 17th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

My previous article showed how an off-lease Model 3 would set Tesla up for success using the Tesla Network. When most people think of the Tesla Network, they will most likely view it as a ridesharing service. The flexibility of robotaxis means that options not possible today will open up in the future


Tesla Model 3 Lease vs. Loan In UK, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, & China

May 5th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

For this piece, I will use the information on Tesla’s website to determine if paying cash, taking a loan, or leasing is the best option if you want a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+). The twist here is I did these calculations for Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, China, and the UK. These were some of the most popular markets for Tesla in Q1 2019. I added in the UK, since it has been suffering for 3 years and deserves some attention


8 Things I Learned From Tesla’s Q1 Delivery Announcement

April 4th, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

Congrats to Elon & Tesla for an excellent quarter! These were a unique set of challenging circumstances and Tesla did great.  I would like to apologize to Maarten. I shared with him many of the tweets and links on expectations for Tesla’s Q1 results. Enraged, the G.O.M. ("grumpy old man") valiantly made a prediction. He took the blow instead of me



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