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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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Sep 24, 2017

Tesla puts the brakes on rear-wheel drive Model Ses, a few Supercharging-related updates from around the world, Tesla reportedly partners with AMD on self-driving processing units, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Sep 17, 2017

Tesla does what it can to help its customers evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma, the Model 3 Long Range battery appears to be even slightly better than advertised, urban Superchargers roll out in two major U.S. cities, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872 

Sep 10, 2017

The Monroney sticker for the Model 3 has been spotted, revealing some very impressive energy efficiency (MPGe) numbers. Plus: the US government takes a step forward on approving self-driving, Tesla digs in in Michigan, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872 

Sep 3, 2017

Smart Air Suspension gets confirmed for Model 3 -- with details, the 100kWh S and X get a price drop, Tesla may have a plan to put a dent in the aftermarket dash cam business, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Aug 27, 2017

Interesting new details about Model 3’s battery pack are uncovered, the Referral Program gets a new secret-level reward that money can’t buy, Model 3 is projected to have best-in-class resale value, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Aug 20, 2017

The first white-interior Model 3 is spotted and I’ll tell you about the details. Plus: the first couple Model 3 accessories are revealed, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Aug 13, 2017

The 20-inch wheels from one of the Model 3 alpha prototypes may be returning, Autopilot hardware gets another upgrade, a Model S once again breaks the world record for furthest distance traveled in an electric vehicle on a single charge, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Aug 6, 2017

More details about Model 3 trickle out, plus Elon Musk gives a lot of new information on everything else (including Model Y) in this week’s Q2 investor call. I’ve got all the best clips for you, plus a bunch of your outstanding phone calls!

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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Jul 30, 2017

This is it: Model 3 is launched! I was at the Tesla Factory for the Model 3 Delivery Event, and I want to tell you all about it. Specs, pricing, my test ride reaction, and more – including special guest co-host Trevor Page of Model 3 Owners Club!

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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Jul 23, 2017

A clear look at the Model 3 back seat reveals a number of amenities missing from Tesla’s other vehicles. Plus: Elon clips from the National Governor’s Association summer meeting, Tesla thefts in Europe, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Jul 16, 2017

The next-gen Roadster may be closer to production than we think, Elon gets Model 3 SN1 for his birthday, Model X finally fulfills the promise of its original prototype, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Jul 9, 2017

Model 3 gets an official release date, Model S gets some serious performance upgrades, South Australia partners with Tesla to transition to sustainable energy on a large scale, and more in what is an historic week for Tesla!

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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Jul 2, 2017

California proposes a significant new rebate for electric vehicles, a Model 3 release candidate shows up in a very unexpected place, Model 3’s release date is imminent, and more on my 100th episode!

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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/gordon1872  

Jun 25, 2017

An exposed dashboard screen may give us an idea as to Model 3’s top-end range, Tesla may be launching their own music streaming service, a Model S sets a new world record for furthest distance traveled on a single charge, and much, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jun 18, 2017

We get an up-close look at Model 3’s near-final wheels (and tires!), Model X finally gets its crash-test rating from the US government, Elon gives a hint about what the next-gen Tesla Roadster will be capable of, 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 (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jun 11, 2017

Elon Musk gives updates on just about everything at the annual Tesla shareholders meeting, including Model 3’s Design Studio, Model Y, Autopilot, the semi truck, 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 

Jun 4, 2017

This week, I’m lucky enough to visit the Tesla factory and get another look at the Model 3, more details are revealed about Model 3’s premium features, Tesla loses a battle in Texas, 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 

May 28, 2017

Model 3’s two battery pack sizes are revealed, Signature Red may be an option on Model 3 after all, Elon drops a bunch of new Model 3 info on Twitter, 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 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 

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