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Tesla 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

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    • 4.8 • 727 Ratings

Tesla 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 272: Big Model 3 Changes + S, X, and Y Updates Too!

    Episode 272: Big Model 3 Changes + S, X, and Y Updates Too!

    All four Tesla models get some notable changes, highlighted by some more noticeable and interesting tweaks to the Model 3. Plus: the Model S gets a price drop to the exact number you’d imagine that Elon Musk would want to price it at, the first public beta of the full Autopilot rewrite is coming this week, 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 15 min
    Episode 271: Autopilot Phantom Braking Solved?

    Episode 271: Autopilot Phantom Braking Solved?

    Elon Musk says that the pesky phantom braking issue with Autopilot has been solved, some long-requested features make their way into your car, Tesla states its plan to expand to a major new global market next year, 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 4 min
    Episode 270: Tesla Sets Another Delivery Record

    Episode 270: Tesla Sets Another Delivery Record

    Tesla sets a new all-time quarterly production and delivery record, the Model Y gets an optional acceleration boost, California announces a plan to become the first US state to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles, a couple of long-requested features are finally on the way, 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 269: Battery Day Recap and Analysis

    Episode 269: Battery Day Recap and Analysis

    I was lucky enough to attend Battery Day, and I want to tell you all about it. Stay tuned for all of the news and analysis from the big event, plus a recap of the annual shareholder’s meeting as well!
    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 (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 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 49 min
    Episode 268: 7 Rumored Model 3 Changes

    Episode 268: 7 Rumored Model 3 Changes

    It looks like the Model 3 has a number of interesting changes coming into production very soon. Plus: Tesla’s biggest Supercharger in the United States so far is under construction, Elon Musk squashes any hope for a Tesla smartwatch app, 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 (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 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 267: Small Cybertruck Update + Westport’s Model 3 Police Car

    Episode 267: Small Cybertruck Update + Westport’s Model 3 Police Car

    Tesla offers a small update on the Texas Gigafactory that also includes a possible signpost about Cybertruck production. Plus, Westport, Connecticut gets a Model 3 police car, Giga Shanghai moves closer to starting its own Model Y production, 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 (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 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 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
727 Ratings

727 Ratings

OliveBiggins ,

Steve Downes’ Fart

Great show! I love all you do for us, Brian! That being said, an audible fart can be heard from Steve Downes right when he announces the title of the show, “Ride The Lightening”, in the bumper in the middle of the show. I thought it was pretty funny. 😂😂😂 Check it out!

Howard (a.k.a. Garden Aum) ,

Best car podcast

This is the best electric car podcast. Yes it is focused on Tesla but that is why it is the best. Tesla is leading the charge on sustainability. Listening to this podcast is the most fun way to stay updated on all things Tesla.

gutlessbubble96 ,

Incredibly well rounded podcast.

Ryan’s podcast is simply one of my favorite podcasts I’ve ever subscribed to. How he articulates the news is exciting and fun. He gives you the good and the bad about Tesla enabling listeners to understand more than one side.

Though I don’t agree with everything he say’s I genuinely appreciate the level of respect he affords perspectives that are different from his. I really wish news reporting was as respectively neutral as he’s managed to be with all of his episodes. This podcast is often one of the highlights of my week.

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