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Tesla Motors 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!

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Tesla Motors 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!

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Excellent Podcast

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Excellent podcast that is very well presented.

I love it

By Patrick Wiggins - Nov 18 2019
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Suggest you give it a listen. Informative, timely and even a bit entertaining.

iTunes Ratings

615 Ratings
Average Ratings
576
21
4
5
9

Excellent Podcast

By Sparkycloud - Dec 19 2019
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Excellent podcast that is very well presented.

I love it

By Patrick Wiggins - Nov 18 2019
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Suggest you give it a listen. Informative, timely and even a bit entertaining.
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Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

Latest release on Jan 26, 2020

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Tesla Motors 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!

Rank #1: Episode 200: My Elon Musk Interview

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What better way to celebrate episode 200 than an interview with Elon Musk himself? Yes, it actually happened! Elon and I discuss Tesla’s past, present, and future, covering a lot of topics in the one-hour conversation. I hope you enjoy it!

Jun 02 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Episode 162: Joe Rogan Interviews Elon + V9 Software Preview

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Elon Musk did a two-and-a-half hour interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. I’ve got all the Tesla-relevant highlights. Plus: good news for Tesla owners who didn’t order Enhanced Autopilot with their cars, a sneak preview of Tesla’s version-9 software, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 

Sep 09 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #3: Episode 152: Cheaper Performance Model 3 + Tesla Pickup Details

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The Performance Model 3 gets a surprising and substantial price drop. Whoa! Plus: Tesla’s always-on cellular connection will no longer be free for new buyers, Gigafactory hits a major production milestone, first details on the Tesla Pickup, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Jul 01 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #4: Episode 97: Elon at the Shareholders’ Meeting + Model Y Teaser Image

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Elon Musk gives updates on just about everything at the annual Tesla shareholders meeting, including Model 3’s Design Studio, Model Y, Autopilot, the semi truck, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jun 11 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: Episode 65: Tesla Is Profitable + Solar Roof

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Tesla’s big Q3 financial results, Consumer Reports’ latest recommendations on the S and X, Tesla’s new solar products, and much more highlighted one of the busiest weeks in Tesla history.

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/michael2204 

Oct 30 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: Episode 159: Jason Calacanis Interview + Elon Musk’s Busy Week

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I interview angel investor Jason Calacanis to discuss his long history with Tesla and Elon Musk. Plus: highlights from Elon’s two big interviews this week, an update on Elon’s efforts to make Tesla a private company again, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014

Aug 19 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #7: Episode 61: Happy Birthday, Model X!

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The Model X celebrates its first birthday, Tesla may be primed to have its best quarter ever, someone makes a Tesla hearse, the P100D joins an exclusive club, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/kevin4901 

Oct 02 2016

49mins

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Rank #8: Episode 124: Model 3 Production Boost + Good EV Tax Credit News

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Model 3 production may be about to go WAY up, another wheel option looks highly likely for Model 3, good news about the federal tax credit on electric vehicles, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Dec 17 2017

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 57: Model 3 Supercharging Details Revealed?

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Tesla powers through a bit of bad news, but Autopilot improvements are coming, and Model 3 Supercharging logistics may have just been revealed.

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/kevin4901 

Sep 04 2016

54mins

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Rank #10: Episode 125: Model 3 Warranty Details Revealed

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Details on the Model 3’s warranty are revealed, the federal electric vehicle tax credit is safe, Elon Musk teases some big new software updates coming soon, Tesla owners remain extremely happy with their vehicles, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Dec 24 2017

57mins

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Rank #11: Episode 94: Free Unlimited Supercharging Is Back...Sort Of

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Free unlimited lifetime Supercharging is back...kind of, a longtime business colleague gives insight into what it's like to work for Elon Musk, Uber tried to team up with Tesla on self-driving cars, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

May 21 2017

50mins

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Rank #12: Episode 153: 7,000 Teslas in 7 Days!

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Tesla reaches their big goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s in one week, a new bill could restore the $7500 federal EV tax credit for the next decade, UK Tesla fans get their first official chance to check out the Model 3, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Jul 08 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: Episode 98: More on Model 3 Tires + Model X Crash Test Rating

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We get an up-close look at Model 3’s near-final wheels (and tires!), Model X finally gets its crash-test rating from the US government, Elon gives a hint about what the next-gen Tesla Roadster will be capable of, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car (plus free unlimited lifetime Supercharging) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/jeff2311 

Jun 18 2017

57mins

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Rank #14: Episode 03: Model X Shoe Sizes and how Tesla is Like the Model T

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Plenty to talk about this week! We have our first winner in the Model S referral game, the Model X’s shoe size is revealed, more Anti-Tesla FUD from the media, Tesla temporarily loses a key executive, how Tesla is charting an eerily similar historical course as the Model T, and more!

Stories mentioned this week:

AP reporting

Reuters reporting

Bjorn's thank-you video

Tesla tracking like Model T (note: I accidentally credited this to the Washington Post on the show, when the credit should have gone to Bloomberg. My apologies for the error.)

Aug 16 2015

24mins

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Rank #15: Episode 56: What the P100D Means for Model 3

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The P100D is real, and it’s amazing! I discuss what it might mean for Model 3, plus the other new changes Tesla made to the Model S this week.

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/kevin4901 

Aug 28 2016

52mins

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Rank #16: Episode 04: Everything is Not Always Black or White

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Another busy week of Tesla news! Model Xs in new colors are popping up in the wild, Aston Martin goes electric but takes a shot at Tesla along the way, and Forbes names Tesla the most innovative company in the world.

Also, don't miss the Forbes article mentioned on the show, here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/innovatorsdna/2015/08/19/teslas-secret-formula/?utm_campaign=teslaweekly.com&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Tesla_Weekly_50

Aug 23 2015

31mins

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Rank #17: Episode 225: I Rode in the Cybertruck

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The Cybertruck has been unveiled and I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. I’ll give you my first-hand impressions of Tesla’s latest (and most divisive) vehicle, including details of my test ride.

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. 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/

Nov 24 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #18: Episode 05: Breaking Records and Review Scales

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This week on the world's #1 Tesla podcast: Tesla adds another high-profile award to its Model S trophy case, a Tesla superfan (not me) breaks the world record for furthest distance traveled on a single charge in an electric vehicle, Elon Musk heads to late night television, and I take your phone calls. If you'd like to call into the show, the toll-free number is 1-800-606-0697, invitation number 15469.

Links to this week's topics:

Dave T's Tesla Weekly newsletter covers all of the news topics

Visit NerdStyles.com for awesome video game- and geek-inspired T-shirts I made

Follow me on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan

Aug 30 2015

35mins

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Rank #19: Special Bonus Episode: Delivery Day!

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Delivery day of my Model 3 finally happened! I took the suggestion of several listeners and decided to do an "emergency" bonus episode to tell you all about my big day yesterday. This way you can hear about it sooner, ignore it if you only want to hear about Tesla news and not my story, and it still paves the way for a big earnings-call episode at the usual time this Sunday. Thanks so much to ALL of you for your support in these first three years of Ride the Lightning! Year Four is off to an amazing start!!

Jul 30 2018

59mins

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Rank #20: Episode 09: ‘Twas the Night Before Model X...

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More (and unexpected) Model X seating news, P85D owners get Ludicrous, Tesla opens a new factory in Europe, and more. Plus: I'll be at the Model X reveal event this week!

Sep 27 2015

30mins

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Episode 234: The LEGO Cybertruck Lives

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The fan-made LEGO Cybertruck project gets one step closer to reality and gets an upgrade to boot, Tesla releases its latest Autopilot and fire safety report, some good news for Tesla owners in Michigan, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Jan 26 2020

1hr 10mins

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Episode 233: Is Model Y Imminent?

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A new government certification suggests that the Model Y might start delivering even sooner than previously expected. Plus: Elon shows off another fun new upcoming feature for the Tesla fleet, an update on the Tesla Semi, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Jan 19 2020

1hr 14mins

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Episode 232: Tesla’s (New) Record Quarter + Cybertruck’s First Award

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Tesla’s Q4 production and delivery numbers are in, and they’re all good. Plus: Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is officially pumping out Model 3’s, an update on the Bargersville Indiana Model 3 police cruiser, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Jan 12 2020

1hr 15mins

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Episode 231: Gigafactory 3’s Milestone + Stardew Valley Interview

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Gigafactory 3 gets rolling, we’ve got another new Tesla battery patent to learn from and speculate about, an interview with the creator of the newest game to come to the Teslas, Stardew Valley, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Jan 05 2020

1hr 33mins

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Episode 230: My 2020 Tesla Predictions

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I have some fun at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 by making my Tesla predictions for each Tesla vehicle in 2020. Plus: a ton of new features arrive in what might be the final car software update of 2019, a German taxi company goes all-in with the Model 3, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Dec 29 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 229: Model 3 Dual Motor Gets Faster...for a Price

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The Dual Motor Model 3 gets a significant speed boost...if you’re willing to pay to unlock it. Plus: TIME Magazine honors the Model S, Model 3 dominates the sales charts in 2019, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Dec 22 2019

1hr 13mins

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Episode 228: HBO Go and More In-Car Apps on the Way

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HBO and a lot more in-car entertainment appear to be heading to your Tesla in the coming months, Premium Connectivity now comes with a price tag, more Cybertruck updates from Elon Musk, good news from Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Dec 15 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 227: Cybertruck Production Update (Good News and Bad News)

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Tesla updates the Cybertruck’s production timing, and you’re likely to either be happy or upset. Plus: Elon Musk gives a hint about the aerodynamics of the Cybertruck, one of California’s busiest Superchargers gets a Megapack-powered boost, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Dec 08 2019

1hr 18mins

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Episode 226: The Cybertruck Reaction Cycle

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Cybertruck continues to take the world by storm -- and a common theme has emerged. Plus: new wheels arrive for the Model 3 Performance, a huge Model Y rumor emerges, another new Tesla patent gets filed, 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. 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/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 

Dec 01 2019

1hr 39mins

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Episode 225: I Rode in the Cybertruck

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The Cybertruck has been unveiled and I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. I’ll give you my first-hand impressions of Tesla’s latest (and most divisive) vehicle, including details of my test ride.

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. 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/

Nov 24 2019

1hr 29mins

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Episode 224: Gigafactory 4 Is a Go

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Elon Musk makes good on his promise to announce the European Gigafactory location before the end of the year, more details emerge about the Cybertruck, what the new 1:18 scale die-cast Roadster model might teach us about the real car, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Nov 17 2019

1hr 23mins

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Episode 223: The Cybertruck is Coming

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Elon Musk announces the unveiling date for Tesla’s “Cybertruck,” an update on the specs and performance of the Plaid Mode Model S, good news for Standard Range Plus Model 3 owners, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Nov 10 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 222: Improvements to S, X, and 3

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All three Teslas see improvements in a couple of unique ways, the original Tesla gets some special attention, the price of the Full Self-Driving package has gone up as Elon Musk promised, Navigate on Autopilot should be getting a bit smarter very soon, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Nov 03 2019

1hr 7mins

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Episode 221: Q3 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

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Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for Q3 and the news is ALL GOOD. I’ve got all the big announcements (like the one about Model Y!) as well as analysis, clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, some notable updates to Model 3, and more.

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Oct 27 2019

1hr 40mins

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Episode 220: My Franz von Holzhausen Interview

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Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen joins me on this episode for a rare interview! We talk about Tesla’s design language, insights on creating the S, X, 3, Y, Semi, Roadster, what his favorite Tesla is, and a whole lot more. Enjoy! (And if you'd like to skip straight to the interview, it starts at the 2:37 mark.)

Oct 20 2019

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Episode 219: More Hidden Goodies, More Acquisitions

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Elon sneaks some clever Monty Python Easter eggs into the V10 car software, Tesla acquires another battery company, plus updates on the Pickup truck, in-car navigation system, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Oct 13 2019

1hr 9mins

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Episode 218: Tesla’s Record Quarter

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Tesla sets a new company record for production and deliveries in a quarter in the just-completed Q3, Gigafactory 3 hits a major milestone, Tesla files a couple of intriguing new patent applications, Model Y is spotted out in the wild, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Oct 06 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 217: New Model S Wheels + New V10 Features

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The Model S appears to have some aerodynamic new wheels on the way, a whopping ten new V3 Supercharging stations are getting set to open across North America, the in-car V10 software is rolling out wide and includes a couple of features that weren’t previously announced, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Sep 29 2019

1hr 26mins

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Episode 216: V10 Rollout Begins + Cuphead Interview

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Software version 10 begins rolling out to the Early Access Program members of the community, so I’ll tell you all about what’s in it. Plus: an interview with one of the developers behind Cuphead, which is part of the V10 release, additional details on the Plaid Mode Model S, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Sep 22 2019

1hr 35mins

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Episode 215: They’ve Gone to Plaid!

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Tesla drops a big new announcement about a Plaid Mode Model S and Model X update. Plus: a new Tesla patent for a windshield wiper could have significant future impact on two of its vehicles in particular, a notable new change to the latest Model 3s, an update on the Tesla Pickup truck unveiling, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. 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/

Sep 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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Excellent Podcast

By Sparkycloud - Dec 19 2019
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Excellent podcast that is very well presented.

I love it

By Patrick Wiggins - Nov 18 2019
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Suggest you give it a listen. Informative, timely and even a bit entertaining.