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Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

Tesla enthusiasts looking for a show about the latest news and analysis on the all-electric 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 the podcast covers everything happening with the Cybertruck, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, Roadster, each Gigafactory, and more!
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May 12, 2024

Cybertruck adds two significant new options in the Design Studio for Foundation Series buyers, Tesla appears to be prepping a Siri-like voice assistant for the fleet, more big companies get their hands on the Tesla Semi, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

May 5, 2024

On this week’s episode of Ride the Lightning: The Tesla Unofficial Podcast, the Cybertruck gets a massive software update that adds a ton of new features, I’ll give you my first impressions of the new Model 3 Performance, more terrible Tesla layoff news as the entire 500-person Supercharging team gets dismissed, and more (including some big Model Y news that broke in the middle of my recording session; listen for that after the main news block).

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Apr 28, 2024

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call and we got some major announcements, such as a new low-cost vehicle that’s coming sooner than you think, a big price reduction for the purchase price of FSD, the long-anticipated launch of the new Model 3 Performance, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Apr 21, 2024

New details on the imminent Model 3 Ludicrous are scraped from Tesla’s own website source code, plenty of new features and improvements are on the way to the Tesla fleet in the upcoming Spring software update, a big round of layoffs unfortunately hits Tesla, and more.

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Apr 14, 2024

A new report from Reuters says that Tesla has canceled its ultra-high-volume $25,000 car in favor of going all-in on the robotaxi. Could it possibly be true? Plus: Cybertruck will soon get a boost to its Supercharging speed, the FSD subscription price gets cut in half, the Plaid Model S gets sporty new seats, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Apr 7, 2024

Tesla releases its production and delivery numbers for the first quarter of 2024, so were all the demand levers effective? Plus: the Model 3 Ludicrous’ formal unveiling appears to be imminent, a professional contractor discusses his experience as one of the world’s biggest Tesla Solar Roof installers, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD as well as one year of free Premium Connectivity.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Mar 31, 2024

Tesla rolls out a fleet-wide one-month free FSD Beta trial in an effort to show everyone how good version 12 is. Plus: another fun new bit of information about the forthcoming Model 3 Ludicrous, Tesla is reportedly considering getting into the van business with Italy, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD as well as one year of free Premium Connectivity.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Mar 24, 2024

Tesla is now offering a particularly unique limited-edition Loot Box referral prize, Elon Musk drops a fun new tidbit about the next-gen Tesla Roadster, another new detail about the new Model 3 Ludicrous has been revealed, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD as well as one year of free Premium Connectivity.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Mar 17, 2024

Would-be Cybertruck resellers are finding out exactly how serious Tesla is about their no-resale-for-a-year policy. Plus: long-time Tesla shareholders have a chance to get a Cybertruck early, FSD Beta is finally gearing up to come to other countries, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Mar 10, 2024

Fresh rumors about the new Model 3 Ludicrous give us its alleged release date as well as its specs! Plus: Tesla is sweetening the deal if you take delivery of a new car this quarter, Tesla executives Franz von Holzhausen and Lars Moravy visit Jay Leno’s Garage, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Mar 3, 2024

Elon Musk gives an enthusiastic new progress update on the long-awaited next-gen Tesla Roadster, the new Model 3 Performance’s final look has been spied at a promotional video shoot, an unexpected buyer has purchased the three “barn find” original Tesla Roadsters, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Feb 25, 2024

The Cybertruck’s so-called “rust” issue has been explained and solved. Plus: Cybertruck gets more official customization options, LG gets ready to start adding to Tesla’s 4680 battery cell supply, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Get your tickets to the imminent Climate XChange raffle – where you can win a fully-loaded Tesla of your choice without any taxes or fees afterwards – by going to  https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ridethelightning 

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Feb 18, 2024

I give you my full review of the Cybertruck after living with it for three days. Plus: the last big domino falls in the quest for universal NACS adoption, the new largest Tesla Supercharger in the world is under construction in California, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Get your tickets to the upcoming Climate XChange raffle – where you can win a fully-loaded Tesla of your choice – by going to https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ridethelightning 

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Feb 11, 2024

Tesla brings back FSD transfer as well as lifetime Supercharging transfer in an effort to drive demand in the historically slow first quarter of the year. Plus: Giga Berlin hits another major production milestone, the Cybertruck fleet got its first software update, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Get your tickets to the upcoming Climate XChange raffle – where you can win a fully-loaded Tesla of your choice – by going to https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ridethelightning 

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 

Feb 4, 2024

A Foundation Series Cybertruck owner joins me to discuss his thoughts on the stainless steel beast so far, the new Model 3 Performance has a reported production window, Elon Musk’s shareholder-approved compensation package gets retroactively rejected by a Delaware judge, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Jan 28, 2024

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for Q4 2023, and as always I’ve got highlight clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team as well as analysis of what everything on the call means. Plus: the new Model 3 Performance is coming soon, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Jan 21, 2024

Cybertruck has a big physical improvement coming soon via an over-the-air software update. Plus: Panasonic is cooking up improvements to Tesla’s stalwart 2170 battery cells used in the Model 3 and Model Y, the paint colors on the Model S and Model X are no longer free, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning

Jan 14, 2024

The new Model 3, formerly codenamed Project Highland, has now officially launched in North America. Plus: new builds of Model S and Model X get a welcome improvement, Foundation Series Cybertrucks started getting delivered to regular, non-Tesla-employee customers, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Jan 7, 2024

Tesla posted its Q4 production and delivery numbers – and thus its overall 2023 figures – and I’ve got reactions and analysis to the data. Plus: New paint colors for the Model Y, our first piece of information on Autopilot Hardware 5, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Dec 31, 2023

A new year means it’s time for my annual tradition of making a bunch of Tesla predictions for 2024 – and I’ll see how I did last year while I’m at it. Plus: a new report on Model Y’s upcoming Project Juniper refresh, an update on FSD Beta version 12, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Dec 24, 2023

Tesla Design Chief Franz von Holzhausen and Engineering VP Lars Moravy spend an hour sharing insights and previously unknown features of the Cybertruck with Jay Leno. Plus: one of the last major dominoes falls in the quest to standardize Tesla’s NACS charge port, Cybershoes might be on the way soon, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Dec 17, 2023

A group of Tesla executives discusses some new features and innovations of the Cybertruck in a video with Sandy Munro. Plus: there’s bad news about the future of the Model 3’s federal tax credit eligibility, Giga Mexico is officially ready to break ground, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Dec 10, 2023

Cybertruck reservation holders have begun getting invitations to purchase their trucks…but there’s a bit of a catch. Plus: Tesla clarifies the federal tax credit expectation for 2024 Model 3’s, the Cybertruck might be able to swim a little bit after all, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Dec 3, 2023

Tesla held its long-awaited Cybertruck Delivery Event and I was lucky enough to be there! I’ll recap all of the new information we learned about Tesla’s stainless steel pickup truck, give you my impressions of the event, and so much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

Watch Marques "MKBHD" Brownlee's Cybertruck First Impressions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOh12Uhg08 

Watch Top Gear's Cybertruck First Impressions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uefydJUbRhc

Watch Jason Cammisa's Cybertruck episode of ICONS by Hagerty here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg 

Nov 26, 2023

Special guest Russell Shepherd, who is Michelin’s Technical Communications Director, joins me to talk about how EVs are changing the tire world, the evolution of tire technology brought on by the likes of Tesla and others in the EV space, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier!

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.

Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase.

P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl

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