384 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 • 848 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 382: Tesla’s Major In-Car Entertainment Updates

    Episode 382: Tesla’s Major In-Car Entertainment Updates

    A number of new in-car entertainment features are on the way for your Tesla, a new report sheds light on the technical side of Autopilot Hardware 4.0, Tesla hits a Supercharger milestone, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode 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.
    P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 381: Major FSD Beta Update Arrives

    Episode 381: Major FSD Beta Update Arrives

    The long-awaited version 11 of the FSD Beta finally arrives, bringing with it the highly anticipated merging of the highway and city-streets stacks. Plus: Tesla might produce a whole lot of Tesla Semi trucks before the year is out, Elon Musk has told the Tesla board who he’d want to replace him if he’s ever not the CEO anymore, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode 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.
    P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 380: New Model Y Variant Becoming Official

    Episode 380: New Model Y Variant Becoming Official

    It looks like the first Model Y with 4680 battery cells is about to go national. Plus: your Tesla is about to get a new productivity app, Tesla sets its sights on making its charging port the national standard, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode 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.
    P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
    P.S. Here's the link to that Sandy Munro interview I did at TeslaCon Florida that I mentioned on this week's show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjU4axCp6M 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 379: Cybertruck Production Update

    Episode 379: Cybertruck Production Update

    An exclusive report from Reuters gives us a key update on Cybertruck production. Plus: we’ve got new updates on production and expansion projects from both Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, a huge new museum exhibit features some of the rarest Tesla prototypes ever, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode 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.
    P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 378: Two Glorious New Paint Colors Arrive…for Europe

    Episode 378: Two Glorious New Paint Colors Arrive…for Europe

    Two dazzling new paint colors debut in Giga Berlin, Autopilot Hardware 4.0 may already be shipping to Tesla from suppliers, the tiniest Tesla gets a recall, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode 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.
    P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 377: Q3 Earnings Call Recap - Cybertruck Beta News, Semi Battery Surprise, and More!

    Episode 377: Q3 Earnings Call Recap - Cybertruck Beta News, Semi Battery Surprise, and More!

    Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for the third quarter, and as usual I’ve got all of the highlights from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, plus a recap and analysis of the event – including news about the Cybertuck beta vehicles and a Tesla Semi battery surprise – as well as the most notable excerpts from the shareholder letter.
    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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode 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.
    P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
848 Ratings

848 Ratings

jack the main man ,

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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

Mikemacman ,

Host is a total Tesla fanboy

I want to like this podcast. The host is such a Tesla/Elon fanboy the show can be hard to listen to. Elon could kidnap his children and he would say, “l respectfully disagree with Elon’s actions.”

woodruff345 ,

Gold standard of Tesla podcasts

This is the one and only Tesla weekly podcasts. Not only is Ryan very passionate about Tesla and this podcast but he’s been able to foster his own Tesla community that is bigger than the show. It’s the best.

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