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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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Dec 16, 2018

Elon Musk is interviewed on 60 Minutes, and the interview was talked about all week afterwards for reasons that are bound to have CBS executives sweating. Plus: an update on when we might see the Tesla pickup truck, an update on EV incentives in a couple of US states, and more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Dec 9, 2018

European orders for Model 3 have begun, and back in the United States, the Model 3 is putting up some very impressive sales numbers. Plus: a Tesla you probably wouldn’t guess wins a 24-hour EV race, and much more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Dec 2, 2018

Elon Musk discusses his difficult 2018 on HBO, The Simpsons uses a Tesla in a funny bit, Autopilot usage hits a major milestone, Elon offers a potpourri of updates via Twitter, and more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Nov 25, 2018

Elon Musk talks more about the V3 Supercharging plans, the Performance Model 3 gets a new wheel option...in China, some great news for Ontario residents who canceled their Model 3 orders earlier this year in the wake of the tax rebate’s sudden disappearance, and much more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Nov 18, 2018

Tesla finally makes good on their promise to remove some interior options on Model S and X, and the changes are more sweeping than expected. Plus: Tesla goes to great lengths to try and ensure as many U.S. customers get the full federal tax credit as possible, Tesla teams up with rivals to try and get the tax credit restored, and much more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Nov 11, 2018

Tesla selects a new Chairman of the Board in the wake of Elon Musk’s SEC settlement, Tesla files a couple of interesting new patents, Track Mode arrives, and more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Nov 4, 2018

Navigate on Autopilot – the latest and arguably biggest step forward for Autopilot in quite some time – has arrived, and I’ve got some initial impressions. Plus: Elon audio clips from a new podcast appearance, Summon is about to go full Knight Rider, and much more!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 28, 2018

Highlights and analysis from Tesla’s critical Q3 earnings call. They were profitable, and not only that they blew away Wall Street’s expectations. Plus: some end-of-week kerfuffle about the pricing on the Performance Model 3. Tons to talk about this week!

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 28, 2018

New to the world of Tesla? Hopefully this podcast will help answer all of your questions and inform you with advice for ordering the car, preparing for delivery, taking delivery, and ownership. Here are the topics covered, with the time codes listed in case you'd like to skip to a particular section: 

0:00 - 0. Introduction
5:08 - I. Tesla Car Overview
19:31 - II. Ordering
32:00 - III. Before Delivery
10:10 - IV. Taking Delivery
42:27 - V. Charging and Supercharging
49:33 - VI. Autopilot
57:51 - VII. Maintenance
1:01:24 - VIII. Cleaning and Detailing
1:09:12 - IX. Misc. Tips and Tricks
1:13:29 - X. Future Cars
1:19:23 - XI. Conclusion

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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

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!

Oct 21, 2018

Tesla makes major changes to Model 3’s options, including a brand-new, cheaper option in the form of a “mid-range” battery. Plus: a new Senate bill could renew the federal EV tax credit for Tesla, the million-mile Model 3 motor gets one step closer to reality, Elon Musk gets a wake-up call about service coverage, and much 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!), please 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. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 14, 2018

The Model 3 is officially the safest car the United States government has ever tested, the Tesla community (including me) reacts to software version 9.0, Tesla’s Gigafactory in China inches closer, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies!), please use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Oct 7, 2018

Tesla sets a company record with Q3 production and deliveries, Elon Musk settles – and then spars – with the SEC, a police officer sees a Tesla for the first time during a traffic stop, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies!), please use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/

Sep 30, 2018

[UPDATE: Sorry I couldn't update the show with Saturday's SEC settlement news after recording, as usual, on Friday night. I volunteered at Tesla Fremont all day Saturday and had no energy or time left to re-do the show by the time I got home. I'll analyze it and any follow-ups on next week's episode!]

Version 9 of Tesla's in-car software is in testers’ hands and should be in yours very soon. I’ve got all the details of this huge update, which includes even more than most of us thought it would! Plus: the SEC files a lawsuit against Elon Musk, lots of Tesla owners volunteer to help with new customer deliveries and orientations, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 

Sep 23, 2018

The Model S has a record-setting day at a legendary track, Model 3 gets its much-anticipated US government safety rating, another price increase on a certain option, software version 9 is getting a big new feature, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 

Sep 16, 2018

Tesla takes two paint colors off the menu. Can you guess which two? Plus: another Dual Motor Model 3 price increase, executive team changes at Tesla, a new way to buy Model 3 for a select group of reservation holders, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 

Sep 9, 2018

Elon Musk did a two-and-a-half hour interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. I’ve got all the Tesla-relevant highlights. Plus: good news for Tesla owners who didn’t order Enhanced Autopilot with their cars, a sneak preview of Tesla’s version-9 software, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 

Sep 2, 2018

Tesla wins a legal battle against the Ontario government in Canada, another case brought by Tesla shareholders gets thrown away, Tesla has a new product they’re selling, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 

Aug 26, 2018

Tesla decides to remain a public company, it also sues the Canadian province of Ontario over the abrupt cancellation of the electric vehicle rebate program, Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay Leno a ride in the new Roadster, Gigafactory 1 is getting bigger, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Aug 19, 2018

I interview angel investor Jason Calacanis to discuss his long history with Tesla and Elon Musk. Plus: highlights from Elon’s two big interviews this week, an update on Elon’s efforts to make Tesla a private company again, 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!

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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Aug 12, 2018

Elon Musk drops an absolute bombshell, announcing his intention to try and return Tesla to being a private company. Plus: Road and Track hits the track – with Track Mode – in a P3D, price increases hit Tesla vehicles across the board, 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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Aug 5, 2018

Tesla just held what was perhaps its most important earnings call ever. I’ve got clips of all the best quotes from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, plus lots of analysis, as well as news of an interior refresh for Model S and X, 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 any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 

Jul 30, 2018

Delivery day of my Model 3 finally happened! I took the suggestion of several listeners and decided to do an "emergency" bonus episode to tell you all about my big day yesterday. This way you can hear about it sooner, ignore it if you only want to hear about Tesla news and not my story, and it still paves the way for a big earnings-call episode at the usual time this Sunday. Thanks so much to ALL of you for your support in these first three years of Ride the Lightning! Year Four is off to an amazing start!!

Jul 29, 2018

I've got first impressions of the Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, Model S and X get a price and features adjustment, white interior is no longer exclusive the Performance Model 3, Tesla is working on addressing their bottlenecks in the service department, 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 free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Jul 22, 2018

A few new nitty-gritty details about the Performance Model 3, the Wall Street Journal gets the first test drive and reports their impressions, Sandy Munro, in his words, “eats crow” about the Model 3’s profitability potential, 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 free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Jul 15, 2018

The US federal tax credit situation has been finalized. I’ll give you all the details on how much longer it’ll last. Plus: Tesla officially names Shanghai as the site of its third Gigafactory, Elon Musk gives me an update on Performance Model 3 deliveries, select Model X 100Ds get a free performance boost, 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 free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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