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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 • 721 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 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
    Episode 266: Tesla Telepathy + Randy Pobst Interview

    Episode 266: Tesla Telepathy + Randy Pobst Interview

    Elon Musk is working on the ability to let you summon your Tesla with your mind, the Model S gets an option change in the Design Studio, Target and Tesla are expanding their Supercharger partnership, I’ve got an interview with professional race car driver Randy Pobst about his experience with a modified Model 3 at Pike’s Peak and helping Tesla develop the Track Mode software, 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, 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
    Episode 265: Model 3 Ditching Chrome Trim?

    Episode 265: Model 3 Ditching Chrome Trim?

    A new filing by Tesla China suggests that the Model Y’s black trim/chrome-free look might be coming to the Model 3. Plus: did Elon Musk just hint at the possibility of a Tesla jet? Also, a list of cool new features coming to your car any moment now, 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, 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 13 min
    Episode 264: Autopilot Hardware 4 Rumors Swirl

    Episode 264: Autopilot Hardware 4 Rumors Swirl

    Tesla might already have a concrete timeline for their next-generation Hardware 4 Autopilot computer, the Model Y is getting a taillight change, Elon Musk jokes about the new Tesla Roadster’s wheels, 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, 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 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
721 Ratings

721 Ratings

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.

White1ightning ,

Thanks for your civility

In this time we are going through difficult period you are a bright spot. Don’t change, be yourself and please continue to be gracious host.

Blackhousebrew ,

Excellent Tesla news source

Thanks Ryan for keeping me up to date on Tesla news. I love going for a run when I listen to your podcast. Keep up the good work!

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