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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 3, Cybertruck, Model S, Model X, Model Y, Gigafactory, and more!
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Jun 16, 2019

Tesla held their annual shareholders meeting this week, and I’ve got highlights and analysis of what Elon and the team discussed. Plus, Elon attends the video game industry’s annual trade show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3...which is where I happened to be last week for my day job. Worlds collided! I’ve got a couple clips from his appearance there too. Stay tuned!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jun 9, 2019

A Tesla insider tells a trusted Tesla community member that big changes are coming to the Model S and Model X. Plus: free unlimited Supercharging with a new Tesla purchase is back on the table, but with a caveat, good news out of Illinois where the state government was trying to impose a $1000 annual fee on electric vehicles, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jun 2, 2019

What better way to celebrate episode 200 than an interview with Elon Musk himself? Yes, it actually happened! Elon and I discuss Tesla’s past, present, and future, covering a lot of topics in the one-hour conversation. I hope you enjoy it!

May 26, 2019

Elon Musk gives a potpourri of updates on various things, a company-wide email suggests that we’re in the middle of a big quarter for Tesla, another state is looking to hike annual registration rates on EVs, Tesla adds a fun new Rick and Morty-themed Easter egg to the cars, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

May 19, 2019

Illinois is the latest state with a proposal to make life difficult for Tesla owners, but it’s in a different way than you might think. Plus: Tesla completes a major acquisition, Elon Musk is being honored this summer for his scientific achievements, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

May 12, 2019

More great features are rolling out in the latest Tesla software update. I’ll tell you all about them. Plus: your Tesla can now help get itself repaired more quickly, the Model 3 tow hitch is finally a reality, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

May 5, 2019

Good news for Tesla fans in the UK, China, and Canada -- all for different reasons. Plus: a Tesla owner who’s quite well-known in the business world holds his own in a CNBC interview, Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting is dated, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Apr 28, 2019

Tesla shows all its full self-driving cards at an incredibly thorough, detailed, and impressive autonomy event. Plus: Elon and the executive team talk about Tesla’s first quarter and I’ve got all the highlights and analysis, and as if that wasn’t enough, Tesla rolled out MAJOR upgrades to the Model S and Model X. What a week!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Apr 21, 2019

I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got a special show for you while I’m gone. I’ve got audio you’ve probably never heard from Tesla’s very first Fremont Factory open house event in 2011. Take a listen to hear how almost everything Elon Musk said back then came true. Plus, if you missed it last year or it’s been long enough that it’ll feel new again, my interview with angel investor and Tesla insider Jason Calacanis. Enjoy!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Apr 14, 2019

Tesla changes Model 3 options -- by quite a bit -- once again, a new bipartisan bill looks to extend the federal electric vehicle tax credit -- but not without some modifications, and much more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Apr 7, 2019

Tesla releases their first-quarter production and delivery numbers; the Full Self-Driving Computer, aka Hardware 3, is done and ready to be shown off; Norway achieves a major EV-related milestone, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Mar 31, 2019

Autopilot has quietly learned a big new trick that moves the system one step closer to achieving full self-driving capability on city streets. Plus: Autopilot hardware 3 appears to be finding its way into new-build Teslas, the Superchargers are starting to get their charge-rate upgrades, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Mar 24, 2019

Tesla continues to have trouble doing business in Texas, but this time it affects existing Tesla owners as well as Tesla itself. Plus: Canada proposes new EV incentives that seem to very specifically omit Tesla, the referral program returns in a new format, Tesla says regular maintenance schedules aren’t needed after all, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Mar 17, 2019

The Model Y has been revealed! I was lucky enough to attend the event in-person. Stay tuned for all the details and analysis of the announcement. Why ask ‘Y’? Let’s just ride! (And yes, that means I have impressions from my test ride in the Model Y prototype!)

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Mar 10, 2019

Tesla announces the unveiling date for the Model Y and offers a few details on the smaller SUV, the first V3 Supercharger rolls out complete with all the answers to the key questions, a key follow-up on the Autopilot price and package changes from last week, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're not a first-time customer, use this URL: http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Mar 3, 2019

Tesla finally makes good on its promise to offer a $35k Model 3. But there’s a LOT more going on than just that this week. Autopilot changes, new battery and interior options, the return of the Long Range RWD Model 3, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Feb 24, 2019

Elon Musk talks about autonomous driving in a new podcast interview, Model 3 approaches a production milestone, Party Mode and Camper Mode are the next two modes set to come to your Tesla soon, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Feb 17, 2019

Sentry Mode rolls out, adding an extra layer of security to the Tesla fleet; a really great (great Scott!) Easter egg is discovered in the Tesla app, Bill Gates talks Tesla, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Feb 10, 2019

Tesla has issued a price drop on Model 3, European Model 3 deliveries begin, Tesla acquires a battery company, Joe Rogan makes good on his promise to buy a Model S, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Feb 3, 2019

Tesla releases their earnings report for Q4 2018. I’ve got clips and highlights of Elon Musk and the executive team from the earnings call and analysis of Tesla’s report. Plus big news about Model S and Model X. Stay tuned!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jan 27, 2019

Elon Musk announces new updates for the Tesla DashCam feature, Model S and X production gets scaled back, we get our first look at the “naked” version of the 19” Power Sport Model 3 wheels from China, and more!

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

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jan 20, 2019

Layoffs hit Tesla – I’ll give you the details and my thoughts. Plus: Tesla is offering up a heck of a prize to white-hat hackers, you’ve now got a new option for at-home car charging, the referral program finally rides off into the sunset, and more!

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

If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), feel free to use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jan 13, 2019

Elon Musk talks up the SpaceX package on the 2020 Tesla Roadster, Tesla breaks ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, the 75kWh Model S and X are going away, and more!

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

If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), feel free to use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jan 6, 2019

Tesla releases impressive production and delivery numbers for 2018, progress continues on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, notes from my return road trip in my Model 3, and more!

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

If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), feel free to use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

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