Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

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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!

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@DMC_Ryan

Language:

English

Contact:

8889898752


Episodes

Episode 391: Q4 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

1/29/2023
Tesla held its Q4 earnings call, and as always I’ve got the highlight clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team as well as analysis of all the big news from the event, 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 monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the...

Duration:01:19:36

Episode 390: Tesla Takes #1 Luxury Car Ranking in the USA

1/22/2023
Tesla has zipped past all of its competitors to become America’s best-selling luxury brand. Plus: some takeaways from my Franz von Holzhausen interview last week, Tesla has cracked Brand Finance's list of the World's Top 25 Most Valuable Brand rankings, 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 monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you...

Duration:01:15:40

Episode 389: Special Guest Franz von Holzhausen Talks Cybertruck, Roadster, and More!

1/15/2023
Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen joins me for his second interview on this show! Our almost hour-long discussion covers the Cybertruck, next-gen Roadster, the new Model S, and much more! Plus: after the interview I analyze Tesla’s huge across-the-board price cuts that happened this week as well. TIMECODES: 0:47 Podcast intro 3:02 Franz interview begins 3:29 Petersen Auto Museum's Tesla exhibit 6:51 Was the Cybertruck inspired by the DeLorean? 8:39 Removing scratches from the...

Duration:01:16:53

Episode 388: Q4 Production Analysis + Model S/X Get a Steering Wheel

1/8/2023
Tesla’s Q4 production and delivery numbers are in, and I’ve got reactions and analysis. Plus: Tesla announces its first event of the year, Hertz’s big Model 3 investment is already paying off, the Model S and X get a steering wheel option as well as a few other tweaks, 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 monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses...

Duration:01:25:30

Episode 387: My 2023 Tesla Predictions

1/1/2023
I make my annual New Year’s predictions for all things Tesla as 2023 gets started, including predictions on Cybertruck, Model 3, and Roadster. Plus: Tesla hits an important production milestone for the 4680 battery cells, California will no longer allow Tesla to market Full Self-Driving as Full Self-Driving, 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 monthly pledge. Every little...

Duration:01:21:47

Episode 386: Is a Giga Mexico Announcement Imminent?

12/25/2022
Mexico emerges as a new frontrunner to get Tesla’s next Gigafactory, Tesla launches Tesla Electric in Texas, the first pieces of the 9,000-ton Gigapress needed to build the Cybertruck have arrived at Giga Texas, 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 monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to...

Duration:01:17:59

Episode 385: Cybertruck Frame Pic Leak + Huge Holiday Software Update

12/18/2022
A picture of the Cybertruck’s frame leaks, and none other than Sandy Munro has some thoughts on it. Plus: the holiday software update arrives earlier than expected for the Tesla fleet and brings with it some really fun new features, Tesla rolls out more Megachargers for 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 monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are...

Duration:01:18:04

Episode 384: More on the Rumored Model 3 Revamp

12/11/2022
A follow-up to last week’s big Model 3 revamp story sheds some light on when we might see the updated sedan in the United States, we’ve got out first intel on what new goodies are due to be included in the imminent holiday software update, another country vies for a Gigafactory, 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 monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are...

Duration:01:17:15

Episode 383: Tesla Semi Delivery Event Recap + Major Model 3 News

12/4/2022
Tesla makes a couple of noteworthy revelations while delivering the first production Semi trucks, a new report suggests that a “revamped” Model 3 is on the way next year, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gives a rare interview and discusses the Cybertruck, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for...

Duration:01:19:30

Episode 382: Tesla’s Major In-Car Entertainment Updates

11/27/2022
A number of new in-car entertainment features are on the way for your Tesla, a new report sheds light on the technical side of Autopilot Hardware 4.0, Tesla hits a Supercharger milestone, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and...

Duration:01:07:49

Episode 381: Major FSD Beta Update Arrives

11/20/2022
The long-awaited version 11 of the FSD Beta finally arrives, bringing with it the highly anticipated merging of the highway and city-streets stacks. Plus: Tesla might produce a whole lot of Tesla Semi trucks before the year is out, Elon Musk has told the Tesla board who he’d want to replace him if he’s ever not the CEO anymore, 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....

Duration:01:14:56

Episode 380: New Model Y Variant Becoming Official

11/13/2022
It looks like the first Model Y with 4680 battery cells is about to go national. Plus: your Tesla is about to get a new productivity app, Tesla sets its sights on making its charging port the national standard, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each...

Duration:01:19:03

Episode 379: Cybertruck Production Update

11/6/2022
An exclusive report from Reuters gives us a key update on Cybertruck production. Plus: we’ve got new updates on production and expansion projects from both Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, a huge new museum exhibit features some of the rarest Tesla prototypes ever, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at...

Duration:01:19:52

Episode 378: Two Glorious New Paint Colors Arrive…for Europe

10/30/2022
Two dazzling new paint colors debut in Giga Berlin, Autopilot Hardware 4.0 may already be shipping to Tesla from suppliers, the tiniest Tesla gets a recall, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning...

Duration:01:15:04

Episode 377: Q3 Earnings Call Recap - Cybertruck Beta News, Semi Battery Surprise, and More!

10/23/2022
Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for the third quarter, and as usual I’ve got all of the highlights from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, plus a recap and analysis of the event – including news about the Cybertuck beta vehicles and a Tesla Semi battery surprise – as well as the most notable excerpts from the shareholder letter. 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...

Duration:01:28:31

Episode 376: Tesla Beats German Car Companies on Their Home Turf

10/16/2022
Tesla tops the sales charts in Germany, Giga Shanghai has beaten its own production record, the Cybertruck gets its first aftermarket wheel option from Unplugged Performance and Christian von Koenigsegg, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at...

Duration:01:12:54

Episode 375: Tesla Makes Big Change to Model 3 and Y

10/9/2022
The Model 3 and Model Y are changing in appearance (but you’ll never guess how), Tesla announces another record-breaking quarter of production and deliveries, the Tesla Semi finally gets a launch date, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at...

Duration:01:23:01

Episode 374: AI Day 2022 Recap + Cybertruck’s New “Feature”

10/2/2022
Tesla held its second and now annual AI Day, and I’ve got a recap and analysis of the Optimus bot reveal and the big updates on the team’s progress on Full Self-Driving. Plus: Elon Musk talks up a new Cybertruck “feature,” the Fremont Factory expands again, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at...

Duration:01:10:03

Episode 373: Giga Texas Milestone + Update

9/25/2022
Giga Texas hits a significant production milestone, and Elon Musk gives an update on Tesla’s big plans for the factory. Plus: Elon returns to Jay Leno’s Garage, Smart Summon and Autopark are about to get upgraded, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each...

Duration:01:06:35

Episode 372: Tesla to Refine its Own Lithium + Radar Returns for HW4?

9/18/2022
Tesla continues on its relentless path of vertical integration by planning a potential lithium refinery in Texas. Plus: Tesla is finally happy with its battery supply situation, radar might be making a return in the next version of Autopilot hardware, 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 there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each...

Duration:01:16:41