322 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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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 320: FSD Button: The Final Countdown Begins

    Episode 320: FSD Button: The Final Countdown Begins

    Elon Musk gives some interesting updates on city-streets FSD Beta 10 as progress steadily continues – including a date for when “The Button” will be available. Plus: Tesla tops another JD Power owner satisfaction survey, the Tesla Glass team gives a peek behind the curtain, 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 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 14 min
    Episode 319: Model S Plaid Bests the ‘Ring

    Episode 319: Model S Plaid Bests the ‘Ring

    Tesla sets a new EV record at the legendary Nurburgring race track in Germany, battery production at Giga Nevada hits a major milestone, Giga Berlin gets much-welcomed government support, the Supercharger network is poised for more massive growth, 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 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 12 min
    Episode 318: Roadster Delayed Again + FSD Finally Imminent

    Episode 318: Roadster Delayed Again + FSD Finally Imminent

    The next-generation Tesla Roadster is now penciled in for 2023, with supply chain shortages to blame. Plus: “The Button” for the city-streets Full Self-Driving beta might finally be imminent, Elon Musk promises a bigger emphasis on opening more service centers, 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 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 317: Tesla’s App Redesign Rocks!

    Episode 317: Tesla’s App Redesign Rocks!

    Tesla gives its smartphone app a gorgeous and long-awaited redesign. Plus: the Cybertruck gets a massive advertisement on the side of Giga Texas, a programming genius who also happens to be a Tesla owner is working on optimizing the UI on the older Model S’s and X’s, 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 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 10 min
    Episode 316: AI Day Recap and Analysis

    Episode 316: AI Day Recap and Analysis

    Tesla holds its long-awaited AI Day and reveals a Jetsons-style home robot in the process. Plus: Tesla’s production backlog grows again as demand continues to rise, Model Y arrives in Europe with some not-so-subtle camouflage, 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 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 32 min
    Episode 315: Does a $25k ‘Model 2’ Already Exist? Plus: I Drove the Plaid!

    Episode 315: Does a $25k ‘Model 2’ Already Exist? Plus: I Drove the Plaid!

    A new report suggests that a prototype of Tesla’s $25k “Model 2” might already exist. Plus: Giga Texas hits a new production milestone, I got to drive a Model S Plaid, 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 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 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
796 Ratings

796 Ratings

CLH1021 ,

The Absolute Best Tesla Podcast

You can tell Ryan is passionate about the show and puts a lot of work into it. Best Tesla pod out there, it’s fun to listen to and doesn’t make me feel like I’m listening to a script like some other pods out there.

Lightning Time ,

Respect our time

I’ve enjoyed Ryan’s podcast for several years. Those who rave about it are correct that he is a very enthusiastic and positive host. My chief complaint is that he takes far too long to get a point across. His shows are over an hour each week and I’ve come to realize that equates to charitably 15 minutes of content. Ironically even the calls ins can’t be concise.

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Great show.

Ryan has a great attitude that comes across in his show.

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