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Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

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A Weekly Tesla Podcast

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A Weekly Tesla Podcast

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Love the show

By geoffoceanmusic - Jul 31 2018
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It’s getting better at the time. Love it.

If you got a Tesla or thinking of one..

By nycman - Sep 28 2017
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This is the podcast for you. I am on the verge of getting a 3 so I love this show.

iTunes Ratings

78 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
2
2
1
3

Love the show

By geoffoceanmusic - Jul 31 2018
Read more
It’s getting better at the time. Love it.

If you got a Tesla or thinking of one..

By nycman - Sep 28 2017
Read more
This is the podcast for you. I am on the verge of getting a 3 so I love this show.
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Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

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A Weekly Tesla Podcast

Rank #1: Episode 20 - Bolt is a Chevy

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24 hours with a Chevy Bolt. Oh, and a 100 mile limit for driving. So... wanna look at it in the driveway? LOL 
NewsA battery with a 300 mile range that recharges in FIVE MINUTES? Can it be true? If so, it's a game changer. An Israeli company says they've cracked the code. Read more at The DriveOoh... a RED Model 3??  Spotted in the wild! #model3 #tesla #teslamodel3 #teslanewmodel #electriccar #teslamodels #gigafactory A post shared by Govind Lingam (@gobi.man) on May 11, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT
A new survey shows 23-50% of EV drivers say their next car is a Model 3! And over NINETY PERCENT of Tesla drives say they'll buy another Tesla! Read more at Clean TechnicaFasten your seat belts for a preview ride in a Boring Company tunnel!  [Warning, this may cause motion sickness or seizures] This is a test run of our electric sled that would transport cars at 125 mph (200 km/h) through the tunnels, automatically switching from one tunnel to the next. Would mean Westwood to LAX in 5 mins. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on May 12, 2017 at 5:48am PDTHow much with that solar roof REALLY cost you? IF you're keeping the house for 30 years you may actually make money. But be prepared to cough up 50 grand or better for the installation! Find out how much it would cost for YOUR house hereTip of the WeekDon't slam your trunk!Turns out the aluminum bends easily so be careful. It's outlined on page 11 of your Owner's Manual but if you haven't read it here's the deal. Close it gently. Then press firmly on the green spots. Don't push the red areas... it could crease the metal! 
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May 15 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 67: Walk Out Of That Meeting

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The Tesla referral program continues for another quarter. Pretty much the same rewards. 
Elon sends an all staff memo and it is quite interesting
Tesla is the top selling luxury car in the US
Tesla gets a failing grade from the BBB
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DON'T count on the app to start your car! Always carry the fob in case you lose service or the server goes down.

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #3: Episode 117: Autonomy Event

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Tesla shows off autonomy to investors, a restraining order on a short and Model 3 inventory now available.
Tesla had to get a restraining order against a short-seller who is trying to dangerously disrupt their progress. You can read the full complaint here
Great interview with Elon about autonomy here

Apr 21 2019

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Rank #4: Episode 94: AP on Sale

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Elon is nothing. Autopilot is on sale. BUY NOW

Nov 06 2018

42mins

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Rank #5: Episode 91: Model 3 Delivery

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Eddie Gets His Model 3! But not without some drama...

Oct 15 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Episode 75: Diamonds and Dumpster Fires

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Sabatoge and threats at Gigafactory, AP nags could be reduced and a review of the Jaguar I-Pace
Tip of the Week
Find out how clean your EV is based on model and where you live. 
https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/electric-vehicles/ev-emissions-tool#.WyUv4S_MyRs

Jun 24 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 130: Soon... or Close?

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Netflilx and YouTube coming to your dash SOON and Tesla is CLOSE to unveiling the pickup truck.

Jul 29 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 30 - Model 3 Special

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Ladies and Gentlemen... the Model 3This week, everything we know from Friday's Model 3 delivery event. Specs, opinions, availability... we've got it all. 
LOVE the glass roof!
Here's the quick drive review from our Aussie friends. http://www.caradvice.com.au/570816/tesla-model-3-quick-drive-review/Tip of the WeekWorried about getting stranded if you get a flat and are too far away from a Tesla Service Center? For $50 this is a pretty good insurance policy:Tesla Tire Repair Kit
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Jul 31 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 110: What A Week!

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The 35K Model 3, Prices Dropping, Stores Closing, MODEL Y COMING

Mar 04 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: Episode 128: A Record Quarter!

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YES Tesla made a record number of deliveries in Q2! Plus a full trip report on Eddie's Jackson Hole vacation.

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #11: Episode 107: The 35K Model 3 Is Here (not really)

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Model 3 arrives in Europe and Elon tries to claim a 35K Model 3 is available.

Feb 11 2019

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Rank #12: Episode 133: $3K Off a New Jag! No wait...

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Jag reneges on its rebate for Tesla owners, Spotify coming to US (maybe) and Tesla's service woes cost them millions

Aug 19 2019

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Rank #13: Episode 66 - Model 3 Delivery

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SO excited that Gretchen & Bob let me tag along for their Model 3 delivery!! It was so awesome. I have a full report on this episode. 
Elon was featured on CBS This Morning. It was a great profile. Here's the video...

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The top 5 apps you need as a Tesla owner

Apr 16 2018

43mins

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Rank #14: Episode 111: Model Y Reveal This Week

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Model Y unveiling includes Easter egg, 35K Model 3 delay and some stores stay open

Mar 11 2019

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Rank #15: Episode 44 - Chill Man

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After last week's rant I think I could stand to chill a bit. And Tesla has added a mode for that. 
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After a disappointing Q3 report TSLA stock tumbles. I LOVE Elon's dedication, moving his office to the Gigafactory to address Model 3 production issues.Read more at Fortune
Panasonic's CEO says they are responsible for part of Model 3 bottlenecks as the battery production is still partly being done manually.Read more at Reuters
The new GOP tax bill kills the $7,500 EV tax credit immediately. EEK!Read more at Electrek
A new update adds "Chill mode" that makes the car accelerate more slowly. WTF? Also, adds ext mode to move the steering wheel to make it easier to get out of the car.Read more at Electrek
Tip of the Week
Check your settings after installing an update.
They apparently added a checkbox to turn off the chime when auto-opening or auto-closing the garage door. And it defaulted to off. I never missed it until Anson emailed and told me to check it. Boom! Or DING! Now it works like it used to! 

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Nov 06 2017

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Rank #16: Episode 43 - Solid

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Warning: I had a bad day trying to listen to podcasts so this is a bit of a rant. But, seriously, how crappy can that center screen be???
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This guy has documented all the issues he's had with his Model S. Now, I may have had some of those issues but he is pretty picky. What do you think?? 

Over 2,500 Model 3 VINs have been issued by NHTSA. Read more at Teslarati
UAW has filed a complaint against Tesla. Read more at Fast Company
Europe's largest Supercharger is being built in Norway. Read more at Electrek
An update on Puerto Rico relief efforts and how Tesla is helping. Read more at Yahoo
Tip of the Week
Tesla $1,000 referral discount ends on October 31st!
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Oct 30 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 134: It's A Flesh Wound!

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Why aren't the Tesla killers killing, Jag's new EV looks killer inside and Sentry Mode nabs a thief

Aug 26 2019

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Rank #18: Episode 120: Model 3 Lease Rates Drop

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If you wanna help out our buddy Craig's cause get the details here - The Cooper Foundation
Leases on Model 3 get cheaper... with a hefty down payment, IL proposes $1K EV fee and what's up with the Twitter sass?

May 13 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 127: A Record Quarter?

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Another leaked Elon email, is Summon REALLY gonna be enhanced and LOTS of GFY candidates
Kevin's long email:
To Whom It May Concern:
I like my Tesla Model S. More than like it – I LOVE IT!
I saved for several years, knowing that THIS is the car for me. Good looking, fast and great for the environment. I’m not giving my money to oil companies or hostile countries that don’t have our best interests at heart. On or around December 24, 2016, I took delivery of my Model S 75D. It wasn’t the battery size I wanted, but I was already near $100K for a car. I am not rich and that’s all I could afford. I’m happy with my purchase. I love the car, support Tesla and its mission…
After about a year, the main battery develop a defect and it was necessary to send the battery back to Tesla for service. The Service Center in Tysons, VA install what I was led to believe was a “loaner” battery. I was told my original battery would be repaired, sent back from Tesla and installed. After waiting almost, a year, I stopped by the Tyson’s Service Center to find out where my original battery was. I work about a quarter of a mile up the street from the Service Center, so it was no problem coming by. I was told that the loaner battery is now to be my permanent battery. I was told that this is an “upgraded” battery; less prone to failures. No offers of an actual replacement battery – not even an offer of a used higher capacity battery. I left feeling somewhat cheated…
I love the car, support Tesla and its mission… 
During the time of the battery fiasco, my tires were beginning to show wear. My Tesla, which I have named KITT, is my primary car and I drive it 80+ miles a day to and from work. I also noticed the car starting to drift slightly,; I can’t remember right or left. I decided to get better all-season tires and had them mounted on 20” wheels. After having that done, Tesla informed me that they could not do a necessary wheel alignment with the 20” wheels installed. Fortunately, I kept the original wheels. By this time, I did not want to go back to the Tysons, VA Service Center, both out of frustration with them and embarrassment. It was then I made an appointment with the Rockville, MD Service Center. I had COSTCO swap my new wheels and tires with the original ones. I then went to Tesla – Rockville for the alignment and went back to COSTCO to have them sway the wheels back for me. The Rockville Service Center did a great job .
I love the car, support Tesla and its mission…
In recent months, I suppose that Tesla Service has gone though some sort of re-organization. Attempts to call and speak to an actual person in the Service Center go in vain. On 21 May 2019, I ended up using my mobile app to report an issue with the driver’s seat being loose and sounding squeaky, the driver’s side DRL appearing dim and yellowish and the AC sounding like an airplane taking off when it’s really hot outside. At that time, it was scheduled for Rockville. On 10 June 2019, I used the app to add that the previous problem now appears on the passenger side, but to a lesser extent. Rockville could not be chosen as my preferred Service Center. What happened to my original service request?
I love the car, support Tesla and its mission…
Today, 29 June 2019, I am at my Dad’s condo, taking care of him. He’s 95 with dementia, (Mom passed away last week at 93). If I need to take his somewhere, KITT’s huge trunk can easily handle his wheelchair with no problem. Anyway, I went to get something I had in my trunk and it wouldn’t open. Actually, it unlatched partially, but did not open fully. You can’t close it either. I tried using the key fob, app and manual latch, without success. I had the idea of using the emergency release in the trunk. So, I removed my third-party rear armrest, (who was the genius behind the design of the Model S rear seat?)… Folding the seats down, I was able to remove the items in the trunk and get to the manual hatch release. This turned out to be an exercise in futility. Due to the passing rain showers in our area today, my partner ended up swapping KITT out with his Nissan Leaf; fearing getting water in the trunk.
Currently, my service appointment is with the Baltimore, MD Service Center. The Rockville, MD Service Center was not given as an option. I will not go to the Tysons, VA Service Center. All done through the app, instead of speaking with a real person…
I love the car, support Tesla and its mission…
After this stressful day, I am relaxing at home, watching YouTube videos on the new Mercedes EQC. That’s what my partner REALLY wants… Now, as I stated before: I am not a rich person. I work very hard for my money; I have worked in IT Customer Support for over 25 years. I don’t have a YouTube channel or podcast. Just an average hard-working guy, who likes cars and care about the environment. I’m sure Elon will never see this email and it may end up just being deleted. However, I have to ask if THIS is what you get when you spend almost $100K with Tesla? I’ve owned cars from Honda, Acura, Audi and BMW. All of them made me feel like my purchase meant something and that I was a valued customer; not like I just bought a TV from my local Best Buy. Maybe Tesla is forgetting about the earlier Model S buyers and putting all their resources into Model 3 buyers. How will Tesla fix this? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Always remember… I LOVE the car. I support Tesla and its mission. The service? Ehhh… I just feel Tesla can and need to do better. I have no doubt that they will.
A Somewhat Annoyed Customer,Kevin A. Jackson

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #20: Episode 132: Busy Legal Dept

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A scolding from NHTSA, a class-action lawsuit and a BIG bill for idle fees! 
See the NHTSA letter and Tesla's response here

Aug 12 2019

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