331 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 • 803 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 329: Tesla Dominates Consumer Reports Owner Survey...Again

    Episode 329: Tesla Dominates Consumer Reports Owner Survey...Again

    Tesla once again dominates a Consumer Reports survey about owner satisfaction, Tesla’s eating the lunch of all of its luxury-market competitors, the base Model 3 adds some welcome new standard equipment, 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, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com and use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY this week only for 20% off!
    P.S. 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 for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 328: Tesla Semi Is Delivering...This Year??

    Episode 328: Tesla Semi Is Delivering...This Year??

    A big-name Tesla Semi buyer says his company expects delivery of Tesla’s 18-wheeler soon. Does he know something we don’t? Plus: Tesla is leading by example at its factories with regard to renewable energy, two popularly requested new software features get added 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.
    Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com 
    P.S. 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 for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas 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 327: Model 3 Gets Even Better for 2022

    Episode 327: Model 3 Gets Even Better for 2022

    Tesla details the range upgrades for the 2022 model-year cars, and one Model 3 in particular gets an impressive bump. Plus: Tesla buyers stand to get a substantial tax credit if the current US government’s proposed plan passes, Tesla signs a massive battery deal with a major supplier, 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, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com 
    P.S. 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 for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 326: Hertz Orders 100,000 Model 3’s

    Episode 326: Hertz Orders 100,000 Model 3’s

    Hertz makes the boldest move the rental car industry has seen in years by ordering 100,000 Tesla Model 3’s. Plus: not one but three new paint colors emerge for Giga Berlin, Model 3 is taking over all of Europe, 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, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! 10% off any order this week only! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com 
    P.S. 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 for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
    P.P.S. Check out the full JB Straubel interview I played a few clips from here.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 325: Q3 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

    Episode 325: Q3 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

    Tesla holds its quarterly earnings call for the record Q3 it just completed. I’ve got all of the highlights from the Tesla executive team as well as a recap and analysis of the big news and highlights. Plus: deliveries of the new Model X have begun, some incredibly sad news to report in the original Roadster community, 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, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com 
    P.S. 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 for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
    P.P.S. Check out the full JB Straubel interview I played a few clips from here.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 324: Elon Gives Key Updates From Giga Berlin

    Episode 324: Elon Gives Key Updates From Giga Berlin

    Elon Musk drops some important new information while celebrating the about-to-open Giga Berlin at Giga Fest, Tesla co-founder JB Straubel gives a rare interview talking about the early days of Tesla, another toy Cybertruck has been announced, 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, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com 
    P.S. 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 for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
    P.P.S. Check out the full JB Straubel interview I played a few clips from here.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
803 Ratings

803 Ratings

Motor21 ,

Awesome podcast

Wonderful and very informative show about Tesla and its products. The host is amazing and knowledgeable on the subject as well.

Reebok4523 ,

It is you!!

I was searching for another car podcast more on the electric side. I found this one! It said hosted by Ryan Mccaffery. I was like hmmm no way it’s not the Ryan Mccaffery from Xbox unlocked. No way must be someone else with the same name. But as I found out it is you! So excited long time listener of Xbox unlocked and you are an excellent podcast host who could prob do one on any topic.

tezjwid ,

Awesome weekly round up of Tesla fan news

Ryan was born to do this kind of thing.

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