456 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 881 Ratings

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 454: Wait, Is Tesla’s $25k “Model 2” Really Canceled?

    Episode 454: Wait, Is Tesla’s $25k “Model 2” Really Canceled?

    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). 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 453: Analyzing Tesla’s Q1 Production and Delivery Numbers

    Episode 453: Analyzing Tesla’s Q1 Production and Delivery Numbers

    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). 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 452: FSD Beta for Everyone!…for a Little While

    Episode 452: FSD Beta for Everyone!…for a Little While

    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). 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 451: Will You Wield the Tesla CyberHammer?

    Episode 451: Will You Wield the Tesla CyberHammer?

    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). 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 450: Tesla Warned You Not to Try and Flip Your Cybertruck

    Episode 450: Tesla Warned You Not to Try and Flip Your Cybertruck

    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). 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 449: Model 3 Ludicrous Specs Purportedly Leaked

    Episode 449: Model 3 Ludicrous Specs Purportedly Leaked

    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). 

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
881 Ratings

881 Ratings

jack the main man ,

Information

I enjoy the width and breath of topics covered and the owners that call in with advice or information on their experiences. Very up to date info. Thanks

SAARKÉSH ,

Great Deep Dive on Tesla Design

New to the podcast but really enjoyed the episode on the design leadership at Tesla. Sounds like great people working on really cool stuff! Best possible match to evolve thinking behind futures mobility designs.
However, I am baffled about calling CyberTtuck a truck frankly. Seems very boring and average losing the opportunity to take the design & the target use to the next level by creating a transformer category where the backside is detached into a 2-seat 3-wheeler making the derrière, face of a sexy playful urban transporter ;~]
Many thanks for this opportunity to learn

HeyMonkee ,

Can’t support Tesla anymore

Ideally this show would branch away from solely focusing on Tesla.

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