253 episodes

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, Model S, Model X, Gigafactory, and more!

Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast Ryan McCaffrey

    • Automotive
    • 4.9, 95 Ratings

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, Model S, Model X, Gigafactory, and more!

    Episode 251: Is Full Self-Driving Worth $100,000?

    Episode 251: Is Full Self-Driving Worth $100,000?

    Elon Musk confirms an imminent price increase on Autopilot’s Full Self-Driving package, Sandy Munro gives his final takeaways after completing his Model Y teardown, Tulsa makes a grand symbolic gesture in its attempt to woo the Cybertruck Gigafactory to Oklahoma, 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 pledge. I'd be grateful. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 250: Tesla vs. California

    Episode 250: Tesla vs. California

    Tesla and Elon Musk go to battle with the state of California over the ability to reopen the Tesla Factory in Fremont, SpaceX puts the Model X to pretty cool use, Reuters gives us a sneak preview of what to expect at Tesla’s Battery Day, 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 pledge. I'd be grateful. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 249: Elon Talks Roadster, Jay Leno Talks Cybertruck

    Episode 249: Elon Talks Roadster, Jay Leno Talks Cybertruck

    Elon Musk returns to Joe Rogan’s podcast and talks about the new Roadster, Jay Leno drives the Cybertruck, Tesla releases their Autopilot safety report for Q1, whitehat hacker Greentheonly has an important public service announcement for anyone who’s done the Hardware 3 upgrade, 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 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 248: Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

    Episode 248: Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

    Tesla held its quarterly conference call with analysts and investors, and I’ve got all of the highlights and analysis on the wild call and the fascinating last three months of the company.
    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 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 247: Model S (Somehow) Gets Quicker

    Episode 247: Model S (Somehow) Gets Quicker

    The Model S Performance’s official 0-60mph time has somehow been lowered yet again, Elon Musk gives a couple more minor updates on the Cybertruck, Tesla Autopilot lead Andrej Karpathy gives a fascinating talk on the state of full self-driving, 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 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 246: Cybertruck Updates from Elon

    Episode 246: Cybertruck Updates from Elon

    Elon Musk describes a few ways in which the Cybertruck has evolved since the prototype, your next Tesla might have a much nicer paint job than what’s available now, I’ve got an interview with a Tesla body repair technician, 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 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Chickky doo ,

Deep dive into an upbeat Tesla owner and enthusiest

I’ve been listening for the past couple months and love the tips and tricks from Ryan and his wider listener’s highlights. My Model 3 experience is so much better with what I learn in this weekly podcast. Thanks Ryan!!!!

Sincerely,
Mark Z (Vancouver)

Massimo Covello ,

Devoted listener

I have been a listener since episode #2, I would like to say Ryan does an excellent job week in and week out no matter what. His passion for Tesla is obvious and comes out in every single episode. He covers the entire week in Tesla news thoroughly and is extremely genuine. Give his podcast a shot you'll love it

DustinO from Gesto ,

Truly devoted Tesla fan and all around good guy!

I listen every week to Ryan's podcast. His thoughtful and caring personality comes through as he presents his thoughts on the Tesla news of the week and shares some of his personal stories . I hope you get your Model 3 soon!

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