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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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Nov 10, 2019

Elon Musk announces the unveiling date for Tesla’s “Cybertruck,” an update on the specs and performance of the Plaid Mode Model S, good news for Standard Range Plus Model 3 owners, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Nov 3, 2019

All three Teslas see improvements in a couple of unique ways, the original Tesla gets some special attention, the price of the Full Self-Driving package has gone up as Elon Musk promised, Navigate on Autopilot should be getting a bit smarter very soon, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 27, 2019

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for Q3 and the news is ALL GOOD. I’ve got all the big announcements (like the one about Model Y!) as well as analysis, clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, some notable updates to Model 3, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 20, 2019

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen joins me on this episode for a rare interview! We talk about Tesla’s design language, insights on creating the S, X, 3, Y, Semi, Roadster, what his favorite Tesla is, and a whole lot more. Enjoy! (And if you'd like to skip straight to the interview, it starts at the 2:37 mark.)

Oct 13, 2019

Elon sneaks some clever Monty Python Easter eggs into the V10 car software, Tesla acquires another battery company, plus updates on the Pickup truck, in-car navigation system, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 6, 2019

Tesla sets a new company record for production and deliveries in a quarter in the just-completed Q3, Gigafactory 3 hits a major milestone, Tesla files a couple of intriguing new patent applications, Model Y is spotted out in the wild, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Sep 29, 2019

The Model S appears to have some aerodynamic new wheels on the way, a whopping ten new V3 Supercharging stations are getting set to open across North America, the in-car V10 software is rolling out wide and includes a couple of features that weren’t previously announced, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Sep 22, 2019

Software version 10 begins rolling out to the Early Access Program members of the community, so I’ll tell you all about what’s in it. Plus: an interview with one of the developers behind Cuphead, which is part of the V10 release, additional details on the Plaid Mode Model S, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Sep 15, 2019

Tesla drops a big new announcement about a Plaid Mode Model S and Model X update. Plus: a new Tesla patent for a windshield wiper could have significant future impact on two of its vehicles in particular, a notable new change to the latest Model 3s, an update on the Tesla Pickup truck unveiling, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Sep 8, 2019

Tesla’s vehicles are now 100% animal-free, an Indiana police department takes their police cruiser fleet into the 21st century, a few updates from Elon on what features are on the way with the upcoming software version 10, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Sep 1, 2019

Tesla finally launches their car insurance policy offering. I’ve got details on that. Plus: Tesla might finally be getting closer to its long-held dream of getting rid of side-view mirrors on its cars, good news for Tesla in China as well as a couple of the United States, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Aug 25, 2019

Tesla adjusts the prices on the Model Y, and odds are you’re going to be happy if you already have an order. Plus: updates on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai AND a possible location for Gigafactory 4 in Europe, Tesla brings another service in-house, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Aug 18, 2019

Elon Musk utters one word on Twitter that makes a lot of North American Tesla owners happy, free unlimited lifetime Supercharging is back for Model S and Model X, an update on the Model 3’s long-awaited Smart Air Suspension, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Aug 11, 2019

I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got some fun stuff for you while I’m gone: 17 pro tips to help you get a little bit more out of your Tesla, plus an interview with special guest Mike Falcone, a Tesla employee from back in the Roadster days. I hope you enjoy it, and I'll be back "live" next 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Aug 4, 2019

Elon Musk drops a ton of information about what’s included in Tesla’s next major software release. Plus: big news from the energy side of Tesla’s business, potentially big news for EV buyers in California, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jul 28, 2019

Highlights and analysis from everything Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team talked about at this week’s Q2 earnings call. Plus: a new game for your Tesla. Lots to talk about – 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jul 21, 2019

Tesla is rumored to be working on a partnership that makes all the sense in the world... Plus: prices have been adjusted across the board on Tesla vehicles, another Enhanced Summon update from Elon Musk, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jul 14, 2019

Elon Musk shuts down rumors of a Model S and X redesign, one of the world’s biggest Superchargers is getting a massive upgrade, a reported shakeup at Tesla’s Autopilot team, Tesla’s cranking up production in Fremont, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jul 7, 2019

Tesla not only meets but exceeds their delivery estimates for Q2. Plus: Tesla aces an important test in Europe, updates on Tesla’s legal battles in North Carolina and Wisconsin, 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. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Jun 30, 2019

Tesla makes a big push at the end of the quarter, CNBC reports on Tesla’s secret skunkworks battery project, Top Gear reviews the Performance Model 3, 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. 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 23, 2019

Tesla rolls out a new game for the cars, Beach Buggy Racing 2, and I’ve got an interview with one of the developers. Plus: a particularly savvy woman turns a brand-new Model 3 into a truck, paint options are changing for the entire Tesla fleet once again, and more! P.S. Watch Simone's Truckla video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKv_N0IDS2A 

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. 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 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/

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