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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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Oct 9, 2016

**UPDATE** I realized AFTER I published the podcast that I managed to mess up the paint color story. It's TITANIUM silver and solid white that have been eliminated, not metallic silver. I apologize and will address my dumb mistake on next week's show

Tesla busts out a huge third quarter, as they’d hoped to do, the California DMV isn’t a fan of the term “Autopilot,” prospective Tesla owners now have two fewer paint color choices, 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/kevin4901 

Oct 2, 2016

The Model X celebrates its first birthday, Tesla may be primed to have its best quarter ever, someone makes a Tesla hearse, the P100D joins an exclusive club, 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/kevin4901 

Sep 25, 2016

The big 8.0 software update is out, and among the many improvements is a dog-friendly climate mode! Plus: Tesla sues Michigan for the right to sell direct-to-consumers, the Model S gets hacked, 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/kevin4901 

Sep 18, 2016

Elon Musk details drastic changes coming to the way the current Autopilot on Teslas works, the New York Times writes a controversial new article about Tesla and the Chevy Bolt, LA residents might have their homes powered at times by a new Tesla Powerwall installation, an oil company executive gets sued for impersonating Elon Musk in an effort to get confidential information, MobilEye’s breakup with Tesla gets ugly, 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/kevin4901 

Sep 11, 2016

Spotify appears to finally be coming to American Teslas, Morgan Freeman shares his love for Tesla and Elon Musk, 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/kevin4901 

Sep 4, 2016

Tesla powers through a bit of bad news, but Autopilot improvements are coming, and Model 3 Supercharging logistics may have just been revealed.

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/kevin4901 

Aug 28, 2016

The P100D is real, and it’s amazing! I discuss what it might mean for Model 3, plus the other new changes Tesla made to the Model S 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 Model X! http://ts.la/kevin4901 

Aug 21, 2016

Say hi to the quickest Model S yet, more Model 3 production groundwork is being laid, Model X lands in Australia, and much more (9 other interesting stories, in fact)!

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/kevin4901 

Aug 14, 2016

Details on the next version of Autopilot are revealed, Tesla already has big plans for SolarCity, the 100D emerges again, 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/kevin4901 

Aug 7, 2016

Tesla announces its second quarter results, Elon hints at big plans for Model Y, BMW goes on the offensive against Model 3, 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/kevin4901 

Jul 31, 2016

The Gigafactory has its grand opening party, Elon clarifies his plans for a Tesla bus, Michigan owners unite in the face of the state’s ban on Tesla sales, 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/kevin4901 

Jul 24, 2016

 

As promised, Elon Musk has laid out the future of Tesla in his second "Secret Master Plan," and there's a LOT to talk about regarding it.

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/kevin4901 

Jul 17, 2016

Model X gets a new, lower-price option, I give you my Model X test drive impressions, we’ve got a small new bit of Model 3 trunk news, and much more on the 50th episode!

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.

Jul 10, 2016

Tesla fights back against another media report they allege is inaccurate, a man and his son have their lives saved by their Model S, Tesla announces their second-quarter deliveries, 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/peter6387 

Jul 3, 2016

We get our first clue about what kind of performance the Model 3 might be capable of, details of the next Model S and X firmware update have been leaked, and a Tesla owner is tragically killed in the first Autopilot-related fatality.

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 new 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/peter6387 

Jun 26, 2016

Tesla shocks the world by making an offer to buy SolarCity, your Model 3 pre-order gift from Elon Musk is finally in the mail, Model 3 gets spotted in the wild, 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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/peter6387 

Jun 19, 2016

Tesla actively markets the new Model S 60 to Model 3 reservation holders, last week’s suspension-related FUD attack gets a weird backstory, California drops its EV rebate, and more.

Please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast if you'd like to support the show!

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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/joe9713

Jun 12, 2016

Tesla cleverly lowers the price of the Model S, defiantly refutes claims of suspension troubles, and more.

Please check out my just-launched Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast if you'd like to support the show!

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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/joe9713

Jun 5, 2016

Elon Musk confirms that Model 3 Supercharging won’t be free, he also gives more self-driving hints, and more.

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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/joe9713

May 29, 2016

The Gigafactory gets a grand opening date, Model 3 might be fully autonomous, your phone calls, and more!

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.

May 22, 2016

This week brings a number of miscellaneous Model 3 updates, including reservation count, battery provider, capital raising, and more.

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.

May 15, 2016

Motor Trend gets us an approximate length, width, height, and weight for Model 3, Tesla chooses its primary tire brand for Model 3, and more.

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.

May 8, 2016

Elon Musk has a bold plan to get your Model 3 into your hands sooner than you might’ve expected. Plus: the secret inside the newest Model S 70 and 70D versions, and your phone calls.

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.

May 1, 2016

Model 3 visits the Gigafactory and gets a Ludicrous mode -- plus Model 3 battery info, exact tire sizes, and more.

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.

Apr 24, 2016

Model X continues to undergo growing pains, so what does it mean for Model 3? Plus: how Model S and X owners can get a free Autopilot trial, and more!

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.

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