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Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

Tesla Motors enthusiasts looking for a show about the latest news and analysis on the all-electric high-performance vehicle company need look no further. Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast is a weekly show made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we'll cover everything happening with the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory, and more!
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May 21, 2017

Free unlimited lifetime Supercharging is back...kind of, a longtime business colleague gives insight into what it's like to work for Elon Musk, Uber tried to team up with Tesla on self-driving cars, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

May 14, 2017

A new Model 3 release candidate sighting seems to answer the question of which red the Model 3 will be available in: the one from the reveal event or the multi-coat red offered on the S and X now. Plus: pre-orders open for Tesla’s solar roof tiles, why you might not want to overuse the Superchargers when you get your Tesla, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

May 7, 2017

Elon Musk drops a lot of interesting new information about Model Y, Model 3, the Minibus, and more by way of his TED Talk and the Q1 investor call. I've got so many Elon clips this week that he's practically my co-host!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Apr 30, 2017

Elon Musk offers a first glimpse at the Tesla semi truck, Tesla details plans to double the Supercharger network by the end of this year, a Model 3 release candidate in a color we haven’t seen yet gets photographed, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Apr 24, 2017

Both Model S and Model X are getting new options and pricing, Tesla issues a voluntary recall on a batch of 2016 cars, AAA hands Tesla a few awards, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Apr 16, 2017

Elon Musk gives dates for a whole bunch of key events pertaining to the future Tesla lineup -- and no, not just Model 3, not by a long shot! -- California EV drivers will soon have to pay a bit more each year, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Apr 9, 2017

Bigfoot has been spotted! Yes, multiple Model 3s have been seen in the wild and, of course I’m going to pore over every detail I can. Plus, Elon’s got something to say to the doubters after Tesla stock hits an all-time high, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Apr 2, 2017

I've got a few extra thoughts from last week’s storm of Model 3 info, plus YOUR reactions to all the new information, details on the just-released 8.1 software update, even more indications that Model 3 isn’t getting a heads-up display, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Mar 26, 2017

Elon Musk’s boredom is our gain as the Tesla CEO drops a TON of new Model 3 info about battery sizes, AWD and Performance availability, and more. Plus: our first look at a Model 3 release candidate in action, and yet still more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Mar 19, 2017

The Model 3 program fast-forwards to Release Candidate status, Elon Musk wants to speed up your Model 3 delivery process, the 100Ds have been released from their holding pattern while the 60s’ days are numbered, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Mar 12, 2017

Tesla takes bold action to solve their bodywork backlog problem, the EPA is holding up your 100D delivery, Elon Musk makes a literal bet on the Powerpack 2, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Mar 5, 2017

 

The new Model 3 test fleet might be a further-along version of the car than we thought, Elon Musk plans to implement the suggestion of a 5th-grade Tesla enthusiast, find out where Tesla ranks in its first time on Consumer Reports’ Top 10 auto brands, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Feb 26, 2017

Model 3 remains on track and Tesla lays out specific production goals for the car for the rest of the year. Plus: Model 3 Design Studio news and much more from this week’s Q1 earnings call.

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If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Feb 19, 2017

A heroic Model S driver thinks fast to help save a distressed driver from a potential high-speed injury, Elon Musk travels overseas to help launch Tesla in another big market, a unionization effort is brewing at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Feb 12, 2017

Tesla starts production on the first test fleet of Model 3s, we learn what battery size the Model 3 won’t have, the P100D Ludicrous Model S sets yet another quickness record, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Feb 5, 2017

Tesla Motors officially changes its name; one state tries to ban Tesla’s sales model but employees, owners, and fans fight back; a country in Europe uses a popular video game to try and woo Gigafactory 2, what to look for in a used Model S, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jan 29, 2017

Model 3 gets a minor rebranding, Elon Musk vows nonstop innovation, Tesla sues its former head of the Autopilot program, and a whole lot more this week.

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jan 22, 2017

Tesla finally announces the 100D, Autopilot is vindicated by the US government, the Gigafactory will make more of the Model 3 than just the battery packs, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jan 15, 2017

The P100D’s new “Ludicrous+” Easter egg could be even more potent than originally thought, the Supercharger credit system rolls out with full details, Elon Musk reveals a few of his favorite video games, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jan 8, 2017

Tesla has officially begun battery cell production at the Gigafactory, one state revokes Tesla’s ability to sell vehicles, the company’s production and delivery numbers for 2016 are in, and more! P.S. I give a brief-ish Maggie update at the top of the show. If you'd like to skip straight to the Tesla news, go to the 6:21 mark.

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 1, 2017

Elon Musk teases a massive upgrade for the Supercharger network, Model 3 still seems to be proceeding on schedule, Tesla's latest major software update is imminent, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 25, 2016

More hints that the Model 3 remains on schedule, Elon confirms that the Roadster will return, Tesla dominates another Consumer Reports test, Elon wants to get “boring,” and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/michael2204 

Dec 18, 2016

Tesla will start cracking down on Supercharger squatters, Elon Musk meets the incoming POTUS, and might a currently retired paint color option be about to return? All that and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/michael2204 

Dec 11, 2016

Elon Musk guest stars on South Park, Tesla opens a bunch of new Supercharging stations, Samsung partners with Tesla to make custom chips, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/michael2204 

Dec 4, 2016

Tesla wins a battle against a dealership lobby in Virginia, Elon Musk sets a window for when new Tesla owners can expect to see their Autopilot functionality to come online, your thoughts on Tesla’s recent HoloLens hire, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/michael2204 

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