469 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 • 888 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 467: First Model Y Refresh Test Vehicle Spotted?

    Episode 467: First Model Y Refresh Test Vehicle Spotted?

    The first heavily camouflaged Model Y refresh test mule has seemingly been spotted, the $35,000 Model 3 is finally real and it is SPECTACULAR, an historically significant unreleased original Tesla Roadster goes up for auction, 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.
    The Tesla raffle from ChesedChicago is back! For your chance to win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck!) or $50,000 cash and help a great cause in the process, head to https://ccraffle.com, where you can get $25 off two tickets or $500 off of 15 tickets by using the promo code “RTL” (without the quotes). 
    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 16 min
    Episode 466: Tesla’s Q2 Production and Delivery Numbers Are In

    Episode 466: Tesla’s Q2 Production and Delivery Numbers Are In

    Tesla posts its vehicle production and delivery numbers for the just-completed second quarter, and the news is very good. Plus: Tesla gives an update on Cybertruck’s Foundation Series program…sort of, Quicksilver paint is now available on Model 3’s built at Giga Shanghai, and more! Special guest cohost: Larry Hryb
    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.
    The Tesla raffle from ChesedChicago is back! For your chance to win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck!) or $50,000 cash, head to https://ccraffle.com, where you can get $25 off two tickets or $500 off of 15 tickets by using the promo code “RTL” (without the quotes). Get your tickets before July 11 to be included in the bonus early bird raffle!
    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 45 min
    Episode 465: FSD Transfer Returns Early

    Episode 465: FSD Transfer Returns Early

    As Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised, FSD transfer has returned, and it’s back sooner than expected. Plus: Tesla is about to get some help building 4680 battery cells, Tesla is in talks with Michelin to test out airless tires, 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.
    The Tesla raffle from ChesedChicago is back! For your chance to win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck!) or $50,000 cash, head to https://ccraffle.com, where you can get $25 off two tickets or $500 off of 15 tickets by using the promo code “RTL” (without the quotes). Get your tickets before July 11 to be included in the bonus early bird raffle!
    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 17 min
    Episode 464: New Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for $7500 Tax Credit!

    Episode 464: New Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for $7500 Tax Credit!

    The new Model 3 Long Range now qualifies for the $7500 point-of-sale federal EV tax credit, the highest-performing employees at Tesla will now be rewarded with stock compensation, Elon Musk begins work on Tesla Master Plan Part 4, 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
    Episode 463: Shareholder Meeting Recap: Big Cybertruck General Production News and More!

    Episode 463: Shareholder Meeting Recap: Big Cybertruck General Production News and More!

    Tesla held its 2024 annual shareholder meeting and we got some big news out of it, including when we can expect to see Autopilot Hardware 5 roll out as well as when the Cybertruck Foundation Series will be ending and when general production will be starting. Plus: a fun new accessory for the Model Y hits the online Tesla shop, 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 45 min
    Episode 462: More Great New Features Coming Soon Via Free Update

    Episode 462: More Great New Features Coming Soon Via Free Update

    A whole slew of great new software updates are coming your way soon, the Tesla mod experts at Unplugged Performance find out whether or not the new Model 3 Performance seats can fit in the old Model 3, a randomly parked Tesla’s Sentry Mode helps catch a shooting suspect, 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 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
888 Ratings

888 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

ScreaminJay ,

Please no more Larry

Not sure why you thought bringing Larry on was a good idea. He added nothing and his personality is insufferable.

Jeffcincy ,

Great podcast if you have the time.

Great podcast to keep up with Tesla news, but not the most efficient way to get info. Tends to ramble a lot resulting in long episodes If you have a couple hours to kill it’s great.

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