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Ride the Lightning: The Tesla Unofficial Podcast is the world's longest-running weekly Tesla show, made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we'll discuss and analyze everything happening with the Cybertruck, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, Roadster, and more!

Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast Ryan McCaffrey

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Ride the Lightning: The Tesla Unofficial Podcast is the world's longest-running weekly Tesla show, made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we'll discuss and analyze everything happening with the Cybertruck, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, Roadster, and more!

    Episode 286: Is This Long-Awaited Model 3 Feature Finally Imminent?

    Episode 286: Is This Long-Awaited Model 3 Feature Finally Imminent?

    Tesla extends its agreement with world-renowned battery researcher Dr. Jeff Dahn, Sandy Munro has mixed reactions to a teardown of a brand-new 2021 Model 3, some great news for owners of older Model S’s and X’s, a long-awaited option might finally be on the way to Model 3, 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.
    Also, get your outstanding Model Y 3D MAXpider all-weather floor mats at https://shop.teslarati.com/RTL 
    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/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 285: Tesla: Where 5-Star Safety Is S3XY

    Episode 285: Tesla: Where 5-Star Safety Is S3XY

    The Model Y becomes the latest Tesla to ace its crash test in every category, a FUD-fueled attempt to drag Tesla’s reputation and stock price down comes up empty, more Tesla models finally get a heated steering wheel, 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/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 284: Model Y Gets Unexpected Surprise + Expected 7-Seater

    Episode 284: Model Y Gets Unexpected Surprise + Expected 7-Seater

    The Model Y gets more affordable in the form of a Standard Range version and finally gets its 7-seater option. Plus: Tesla annihilates its previous record for vehicle deliveries in a quarter -- and a year, a new nugget of info about the Tesla Semi’s Autopilot hardware setup, China takes back the record for biggest Supercharger in the world, 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/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 283: Even More Model 3 and Model Y Changes

    Episode 283: Even More Model 3 and Model Y Changes

    Made-in-China Model 3’s and Y’s get some new design tweaks, a few high-profile music services appear to be on the way soon, more cities are adding Teslas to their police fleets, my thoughts on the new in-car UI, 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/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 282: My 2021 Tesla Predictions

    Episode 282: My 2021 Tesla Predictions

    It’s time for my annual Tesla New Year’s predictions of what I think will happen with each Tesla vehicle in the coming year. Plus: good news for those of you interested in the Full Self-Driving software package but not so interested in the $10k price tag, Jay Leno talks up Tesla on CNBC, the holiday software update rolls out to the fleet, 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.
    Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL 
    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/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 281: A Hint of the Model S and X Refresh?

    Episode 281: A Hint of the Model S and X Refresh?

    Could a planned shutdown of the Model S and X line in Fremont hint at the long-awaited refresh of Tesla’s two flagship cars? Plus: good news for those of you taking delivery on a new Tesla before the end of the year, England makes a pitch for a Tesla factory, 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.
    Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL 
    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/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 17 min

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