Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

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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 S, Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory, and more!
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last modified
2019-07-21 22:44
last episode published
2019-07-21 13:00
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6.97 days
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Episodes

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21.07.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/0/2/7/f/027f1d5306ca681b/RTL-2.jpg

Episode 207: Tesla Slashes Prices, Tweaks Options

Tesla is rumored to be working on a partnership that makes all the sense in the world... Plus: prices have been adjusted across the board on Tesla vehicles, another Enhanced Summon update from Elon Musk, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would lik...
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Episode 206: Elon Says No to Model S/X Redesign

Elon Musk shuts down rumors of a Model S and X redesign, one of the world’s biggest Superchargers is getting a massive upgrade, a reported shakeup at Tesla’s Autopilot team, Tesla’s cranking up production in Fremont, and much more! If you enjoy the pod...
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Episode 205: Tesla Crushes Q2 Expectations

Tesla not only meets but exceeds their delivery estimates for Q2. Plus: Tesla aces an important test in Europe, updates on Tesla’s legal battles in North Carolina and Wisconsin, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please ch...
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Episode 204: Tesla’s Skunkworks Battery Project

Tesla makes a big push at the end of the quarter, CNBC reports on Tesla’s secret skunkworks battery project, Top Gear reviews the Performance Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https...
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Episode 203: The First Tesla Pickup Truck Is Here...Sort Of

Tesla rolls out a new game for the cars, Beach Buggy Racing 2, and I’ve got an interview with one of the developers. Plus: a particularly savvy woman turns a brand-new Model 3 into a truck, paint options are changing for the entire Tesla fleet once aga...
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Episode 202: Shareholders Meeting Recap + Elon at E3

Tesla held their annual shareholders meeting this week, and I’ve got highlights and analysis of what Elon and the team discussed. Plus, Elon attends the video game industry’s annual trade show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3...which is where...
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Episode 201: Model S/X Redesign Rumors

A Tesla insider tells a trusted Tesla community member that big changes are coming to the Model S and Model X. Plus: free unlimited Supercharging with a new Tesla purchase is back on the table, but with a caveat, good news out of Illinois where the sta...
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Episode 200: My Elon Musk Interview

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!
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Episode 199: Elon’s Various Updates

Elon Musk gives a potpourri of updates on various things, a company-wide email suggests that we’re in the middle of a big quarter for Tesla, another state is looking to hike annual registration rates on EVs, Tesla adds a fun new Rick and Morty-themed E...
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Episode 198: Tesla’s State-by-State Battles Take a New Form

Illinois is the latest state with a proposal to make life difficult for Tesla owners, but it’s in a different way than you might think. Plus: Tesla completes a major acquisition, Elon Musk is being honored this summer for his scientific achievements, a...
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Episode 197: Tesla’s Software Team Keeps Crushing It

More great features are rolling out in the latest Tesla software update. I’ll tell you all about them. Plus: your Tesla can now help get itself repaired more quickly, the Model 3 tow hitch is finally a reality, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and wo...
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Episode 196: Global Good News Roundup

Good news for Tesla fans in the UK, China, and Canada -- all for different reasons. Plus: a Tesla owner who’s quite well-known in the business world holds his own in a CNBC interview, Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting is dated, and more! If you enjoy...
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Episode 195: Q1 Earnings + Autonomy Day Recap and Analysis

Tesla shows all its full self-driving cards at an incredibly thorough, detailed, and impressive autonomy event. Plus: Elon and the executive team talk about Tesla’s first quarter and I’ve got all the highlights and analysis, and as if that wasn’t enoug...
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Episode 194: Best-Of RTL – Tesla’s 2011 Open House and Jason Calacanis Interview

I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got a special show for you while I’m gone. I’ve got audio you’ve probably never heard from Tesla’s very first Fremont Factory open house event in 2011. Take a listen to hear how almost everything Elon Musk said back t...
14.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/0/2/7/f/027f1d5306ca681b/RTL-2.jpg

Episode 193: Model 3 Option Changes + Leasing

Tesla changes Model 3 options -- by quite a bit -- once again, a new bipartisan bill looks to extend the federal electric vehicle tax credit -- but not without some modifications, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, pl...
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Episode 192: The Full Self-Driving Computer Is Ready

Tesla releases their first-quarter production and delivery numbers; the Full Self-Driving Computer, aka Hardware 3, is done and ready to be shown off; Norway achieves a major EV-related milestone, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to su...
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Episode 191: Autopilot Levels Up

Autopilot has quietly learned a big new trick that moves the system one step closer to achieving full self-driving capability on city streets. Plus: Autopilot hardware 3 appears to be finding its way into new-build Teslas, the Superchargers are startin...
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Episode 190: Tesla’s Texas Troubles

Tesla continues to have trouble doing business in Texas, but this time it affects existing Tesla owners as well as Tesla itself. Plus: Canada proposes new EV incentives that seem to very specifically omit Tesla, the referral program returns in a new fo...
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Episode 189: Model Y Reveal Event Reactions

The Model Y has been revealed! I was lucky enough to attend the event in-person. Stay tuned for all the details and analysis of the announcement. Why ask ‘Y’? Let’s just ride! (And yes, that means I have impressions from my test ride in the Model Y pro...
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Episode 188: Model Y Is Coming & V3 Supercharging Is Here!

Tesla announces the unveiling date for the Model Y and offers a few details on the smaller SUV, the first V3 Supercharger rolls out complete with all the answers to the key questions, a key follow-up on the Autopilot price and package changes from last...
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Episode 187: The $35,000 Promise Is Fulfilled

Tesla finally makes good on its promise to offer a $35k Model 3. But there’s a LOT more going on than just that this week. Autopilot changes, new battery and interior options, the return of the Long Range RWD Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast...
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Episode 186: Elon Talks Full Self-Driving

Elon Musk talks about autonomous driving in a new podcast interview, Model 3 approaches a production milestone, Party Mode and Camper Mode are the next two modes set to come to your Tesla soon, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to suppo...
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Episode 185: 1.21 Gigawatts!

Sentry Mode rolls out, adding an extra layer of security to the Tesla fleet; a really great (great Scott!) Easter egg is discovered in the Tesla app, Bill Gates talks Tesla, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check ...
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Episode 184: Model 3 Gets a Price Cut

Tesla has issued a price drop on Model 3, European Model 3 deliveries begin, Tesla acquires a battery company, Joe Rogan makes good on his promise to buy a Model S, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Pa...
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Episode 183: Q4 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

Tesla releases their earnings report for Q4 2018. I’ve got clips and highlights of Elon Musk and the executive team from the earnings call and analysis of Tesla’s report. Plus big news about Model S and Model X. Stay tuned! If you enjoy the podcast and...
27.01.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/0/2/7/f/027f1d5306ca681b/RTL-2.jpg

Episode 182: Sentry Mode, Activate!

Elon Musk announces new updates for the Tesla DashCam feature, Model S and X production gets scaled back, we get our first look at the “naked” version of the 19” Power Sport Model 3 wheels from China, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like t...
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Episode 181: Hack Your Way to a Free Model 3

Layoffs hit Tesla – I’ll give you the details and my thoughts. Plus: Tesla is offering up a heck of a prize to white-hat hackers, you’ve now got a new option for at-home car charging, the referral program finally rides off into the sunset, and more! If...
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Episode 180: You Will Believe a Roadster Can Fly

Elon Musk talks up the SpaceX package on the 2020 Tesla Roadster, Tesla breaks ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, the 75kWh Model S and X are going away, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at ...
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Episode 179: Tesla’s Huge 2018

Tesla releases impressive production and delivery numbers for 2018, progress continues on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, notes from my return road trip in my Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patr...
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Episode 178: New Model 3 Wheels + Tesla Predictions for 2019

I try to do a bit better in my Tesla predictions for the year ahead than I did last year. Plus, new wheels are on the way for Model 3, Tesla does right by customers with regard to the tax credit that’s about to phase out, and more! If you enjoy the pod...
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Episode 177: Easter Eggs for Christmas

Tesla rolls out a few fun new Easter eggs just ahead of the holidays, The Boring Company has an unexpected Tesla tie-in, The Performance Model 3 looks like a heck of a deal in China, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it,...
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Episode 176: Elon on CBS’s 60 Minutes

Elon Musk is interviewed on 60 Minutes, and the interview was talked about all week afterwards for reasons that are bound to have CBS executives sweating. Plus: an update on when we might see the Tesla pickup truck, an update on EV incentives in a coup...
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Episode 175: European Model 3 Orders Begin

European orders for Model 3 have begun, and back in the United States, the Model 3 is putting up some very impressive sales numbers. Plus: a Tesla you probably wouldn’t guess wins a 24-hour EV race, and much more! If you're buying any new Model S, Mode...
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Episode 174: Tesla on ‘The Simpsons’

Elon Musk discusses his difficult 2018 on HBO, The Simpsons uses a Tesla in a funny bit, Autopilot usage hits a major milestone, Elon offers a potpourri of updates via Twitter, and more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY v...
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Episode 173: V3 Superchargers and New Model 3 Wheels

Elon Musk talks more about the V3 Supercharging plans, the Performance Model 3 gets a new wheel option...in China, some great news for Ontario residents who canceled their Model 3 orders earlier this year in the wake of the tax rebate’s sudden disappea...
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Episode 172: Big Changes For Model S and X

Tesla finally makes good on their promise to remove some interior options on Model S and X, and the changes are more sweeping than expected. Plus: Tesla goes to great lengths to try and ensure as many U.S. customers get the full federal tax credit as p...
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Episode 171: Tesla’s New Patents + New Chairman

Tesla selects a new Chairman of the Board in the wake of Elon Musk’s SEC settlement, Tesla files a couple of interesting new patents, Track Mode arrives, and more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 n...
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Episode 170: Navigate on Autopilot Impressions + Elon’s Latest Interview

Navigate on Autopilot – the latest and arguably biggest step forward for Autopilot in quite some time – has arrived, and I’ve got some initial impressions. Plus: Elon audio clips from a new podcast appearance, Summon is about to go full Knight Rider, a...
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Episode 169: Tesla Is Profitable!

Highlights and analysis from Tesla’s critical Q3 earnings call. They were profitable, and not only that they blew away Wall Street’s expectations. Plus: some end-of-week kerfuffle about the pricing on the Performance Model 3. Tons to talk about this we...
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A Tesla Beginner's Guide: Buying and Owning Model 3, Model S, or Model X

New to the world of Tesla? Hopefully this podcast will help answer all of your questions and inform you with advice for ordering the car, preparing for delivery, taking delivery, and ownership. Here are the topics covered, with the time codes listed in...
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Episode 168: A Cheaper Model 3 Arrives!

Tesla makes major changes to Model 3’s options, including a brand-new, cheaper option in the form of a “mid-range” battery. Plus: a new Senate bill could renew the federal EV tax credit for Tesla, the million-mile Model 3 motor gets one step closer to ...
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Episode 167: ‘Safety’ Is Model 3’s Middle Name

The Model 3 is officially the safest car the United States government has ever tested, the Tesla community (including me) reacts to software version 9.0, Tesla’s Gigafactory in China inches closer, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to s...
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Episode 166: Tesla’s Record-Setting Q3

Tesla sets a company record with Q3 production and deliveries, Elon Musk settles – and then spars – with the SEC, a police officer sees a Tesla for the first time during a traffic stop, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, p...
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Episode 165: V9 Software Details + SEC vs. Elon

[UPDATE: Sorry I couldn't update the show with Saturday's SEC settlement news after recording, as usual, on Friday night. I volunteered at Tesla Fremont all day Saturday and had no energy or time left to re-do the show by the time I got home. I'll anal...
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Episode 164: Five Stars in Every Category

The Model S has a record-setting day at a legendary track, Model 3 gets its much-anticipated US government safety rating, another price increase on a certain option, software version 9 is getting a big new feature, and much more! If you enjoy the podca...
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Episode 163: Tesla Eliminates 2 Paint Colors

Tesla takes two paint colors off the menu. Can you guess which two? Plus: another Dual Motor Model 3 price increase, executive team changes at Tesla, a new way to buy Model 3 for a select group of reservation holders, and more! If you enjoy the podcast...
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Episode 162: Joe Rogan Interviews Elon + V9 Software Preview

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 so...
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Episode 161: Tesla Defeats (Doug) Ford

Tesla wins a legal battle against the Ontario government in Canada, another case brought by Tesla shareholders gets thrown away, Tesla has a new product they’re selling, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out ...
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Episode 160: Tesla Stays Public + Jay Leno’s Roadster Ride

Tesla decides to remain a public company, it also sues the Canadian province of Ontario over the abrupt cancellation of the electric vehicle rebate program, Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay Leno a ride in the new Roadster, Gigafactory 1 is getting bigger...
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Episode 159: Jason Calacanis Interview + Elon Musk’s Busy Week

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 po...