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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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Apr 17, 2016

The Model S finally gets its long-anticipated refresh. Meanwhile, Model X gets a good and a bad surprise, there’s a sign that Model 3 might be indeed be getting a heads-up display, 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 10, 2016

Model 3 is a bigger hit than even Tesla expected. So now what? Plus: Elon Musk drops a ton of new information during an impromptu Twitter AMA, and much 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.

Also, if you're about to buy a Model S, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. Hurry, the referral program ends soon!

Apr 2, 2016

Model 3 is here, and I got to go see it and ride in it! I’ll tell you about that, plus audio clips from my brief chats with Tesla representatives, my reservation line camp-out experience, some of YOUR reservation line experiences, and so much more!

What do you think of Model 3? Like it? Love it? Got any good line stories? I'd love to hear them for next week's show! Leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with your stories or any other question, comment, or discussion topic. The toll-free number to call or (better yet) Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

Also, if you're about to buy a Model S, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. Hurry, the referral program ends soon!

Mar 27, 2016

A few more Model 3 reservation details trickle out, Model S gets a new console and a price increase, and more!

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

And 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.

Mar 20, 2016

Tesla reveals new key details about how Model 3 reservations are going to work. I spend the whole show talking through reservation priority, March 31 details, and more. And since I recorded, I learned that it is confirmed that test rides will be available for attendees of the event, which means there are indeed driving prototypes.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

And 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.

Mar 13, 2016

Model S gets a new set of default 19-inch wheels, and a caller wonders if it presages the long-rumored design refresh. Plus: another state tries to stop Tesla from selling cars, we learn a little bit about what it’s like to work at Tesla, and lots more.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

And 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.

Mar 6, 2016

A Model S-owning hacker has seemingly outed the next battery upgrade, more Model 3 reveal info trickles out, and more.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

And 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.

Feb 28, 2016

General Motors loses its first battle in an effort to get Tesla banned from selling cars in Indiana, Elon Musk recommends a certain Model X interior configuration, I propose a "Model 3 wave" for future Tesla owners, I take a bunch of your phone calls, and much more.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

And 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.

Feb 21, 2016

Tesla has a heck of a plan to turn kids into Tesla fans when they’re young, Summon gets a few more useful new features, and much more. 

Also, are you planning on buying a Tesla? Visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. Die-hard listener Peter from Denmark has promised to give me the Model X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

Also, let's get some more calls on the Ride the Lightning hotline! Leave a message 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.

Feb 14, 2016

Finally! Model 3 reservation details are here! I talk about how Signature Red paint could still happen even without Signature series cars, Model S's amazing dominance in its category, the expected disappearance of the 85kWh battery pack option in the United States, and much more!

Want to talk Model 3, or have some other question, comment, or discussion topic for the podcast? Call or Skype the Ride the Lightning hotline toll-free, anytime, at 1-888-989-8752 and leave a message.

Feb 7, 2016

Elon cancels a customer’s Model X order, but there’s more to the story than you think. Plus: Tesla challenges Michigan, how much of Model 3 we’ll see in March gets debated, and more.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic for the podcast? Call or Skype the Ride the Lightning hotline and leave a message anytime! The toll-free number is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 31, 2016

Tesla quietly discontinues a battery option in Canada and the rest of the world may be next, apps may finally be coming to your Tesla in a way you didn’t expect, and more.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic for the show? Leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 24, 2016

Tesla calls their lawyers to defend themselves against a supplier who couldn’t deliver the Model X’s falcon-wing doors, a new Consumer Reports survey names the most satisfying commuter cars (I’ll bet you can guess which car is #1), and much more.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic for the show? Call or Skype the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime and leave a message! The toll-free number is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 17, 2016

Elon Musk makes a bold prediction about the future of Tesla’s new Summon feature, the US government wants to be ready for self-driving cars, and Elon comments on Apple’s electric car efforts.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic? Or did you get a Model X you'd like to tell us about? Call or Skype and leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline toll-free anytime! The number is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 10, 2016

Faraday Future and Chevy show off their electric cars at CES, Model S now pulls into and out of your garage by itself, and much more. 

Got a question or comment for the show? Or want to describe your experience with your Tesla's new Summon feature? Call the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime, 24/7. Call or Skype toll-free to 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 27, 2015

More Model X cars start showing up in customers’ driveways, rumors persist about a Model S facelift, Elon Musk says Autopilot could get a serious upgrade within two years, and more!

Dec 20, 2015

Model X Signature deliveries have finally begun, I got my hands on a Model X for a brief moment, Elon Musk rebukes an Autopilot article, and more.

Getting a Tesla this holiday (S or X)? Want to tell me about it? Or do you have another Tesla question, comment, or discussion topic for the show? Call or Skype in on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime 24/7 and leave a message. The number is 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 13, 2015

Tesla adds a Launch Mode to try and make the Model S even a hair quicker off the line, Autopilot gets nerfed a bit, Tesla’s got a great holiday gift for iPhone owners, and more. Plus: new (non-metal) theme and bumper music, and your calls from the Ride the Lightning Hotline.

Feel free to call, toll-free, and leave a message anytime on the Ride the Lightning Hotline. Call or Skype 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 6, 2015

Tesla quietly moves into the Middle East, the company is skipping a major auto show, and if you’re a great software coder I’ll tell you how you can meet Elon Musk. Plus: a few thoughts on the leaked images of the production-intended look of the Chevy Bolt.

Got a question or discussion topic for the show? Call or Skype toll-free, anytime, at 1-888-989-8752.

Nov 29, 2015

Model X pricing info is revealed – including a secret Easter egg option I’ll tell you how to get. Plus: dealers hate selling EVs, and your calls from the Ride the Lightning hotline.

Call or Skype the hotline anytime and leave a message with a question, discussion topic, etc. The toll-free number is 1-888-989-8752.

Nov 22, 2015

A few details slip out about the potentially slippery Model 3 (aerodynamically speaking), a hint at what the Model 3 might look like, Tesla issues a voluntary recall on ALL Model S cars, and much more.

What features do you want in your Model 3? Base model? Bigger battery? Max performance? What Model S/X features do you want to see offered on the 3? Call anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA (8752) and you might be featured on the show!

Nov 15, 2015

A brilliant profile about Elon Musk is a must-read, a Model S owner racks up HOW MANY referrals, Elon equates car accidents to swimming, and more.

Also, call or Skype into the show and leave a message anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-8752. This week's question is, "What features do you want to see on the Model 3?"

Nov 8, 2015

A busy Q3 earnings report bring plenty of news, the Model S referral program gets renewed with a new prize up for grabs, Gigafactory gets closer to being operational, an owner has *fun* tracking her stolen Tesla with the car’s app, and more.

Call the show and leave a message anytime with your question, comment, or discussion topic! Call toll-free to 1-888-989-8752. Please include your name!

Nov 1, 2015

Autopilot saves an Uber driver from a moron, Model S saves a family from a falling tree, the P90D Ludicrous dazzles Motor Trend, and more.

Call the podcast toll-free, anytime, at 1-888-989-TSLA (8752). Please leave your name, where you're calling from, and try to keep it to 30 seconds or less.

Here's a link to photos of the tree that fell on the Model S: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/56122-Woman-and-child-saved-by-the-Model-S-in-a-landslide

Here's a link to the video of Autopilot saving the Uber driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X-5fKzmy38

Oct 26, 2015

Consumer Reports lays the smack down on the Model S, Autopilot gets set to evolve, Stephen Colbert makes TV love to Tesla, Elon tweets a bunch of little nuggets, and much more.

And be sure to call or Skype into the show anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA with your Tesla question or comment!

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