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A weekly recap of Tesla news and analysis from a Tesla enthusiast's point of view. 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 cover everything happening with the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory, and more!

A weekly recap of Tesla news and analysis from a Tesla enthusiast's point of view. 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 cover everything happening with the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory, and more!
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A weekly recap of Tesla news and analysis from a Tesla enthusiast's point of view. 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 cover everything happening with the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory, and more!

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@DMC_Ryan

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Episodes

Episode 198: Tesla’s State-by-State Battles Take a New Form

5/19/2019
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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, 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...

Duration:01:15:08

Episode 197: Tesla’s Software Team Keeps Crushing It

5/12/2019
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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 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,...

Duration:01:16:21

Episode 196: Global Good News Roundup

5/5/2019
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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 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...

Duration:01:26:05

Episode 195: Q1 Earnings + Autonomy Day Recap and Analysis

4/28/2019
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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 enough, Tesla rolled out MAJOR upgrades to the Model S and Model X. What a week! 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...

Duration:01:54:28

Episode 194: Best-Of RTL – Tesla’s 2011 Open House and Jason Calacanis Interview

4/21/2019
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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 then came true. Plus, if you missed it last year or it’s been long enough that it’ll feel new again, my interview with angel investor and Tesla insider Jason Calacanis. Enjoy! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please...

Duration:01:26:33

Episode 193: Model 3 Option Changes + Leasing

4/14/2019
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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, 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...

Duration:01:29:17

Episode 192: The Full Self-Driving Computer Is Ready

4/7/2019
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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 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...

Duration:01:28:11

Episode 191: Autopilot Levels Up

3/31/2019
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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 starting to get their charge-rate upgrades, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And don't forget to leave a message...

Duration:01:12:57

Episode 190: Tesla’s Texas Troubles

3/24/2019
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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 format, Tesla says regular maintenance schedules aren’t needed after all, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit...

Duration:01:23:06

Episode 189: Model Y Reveal Event Reactions

3/17/2019
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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 prototype!) If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:29:26

Episode 188: Model Y Is Coming & V3 Supercharging Is Here!

3/10/2019
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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 week, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning...

Duration:01:32:26

Episode 187: The $35,000 Promise Is Fulfilled

3/3/2019
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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 and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:28:39

Episode 186: Elon Talks Full Self-Driving

2/24/2019
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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 support it, please check out my Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:03:37

Episode 185: 1.21 Gigawatts!

2/17/2019
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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 out my Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:05:09

Episode 184: Model 3 Gets a Price Cut

2/10/2019
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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 Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 183: Q4 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

2/3/2019
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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 would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:34:03

Episode 182: Sentry Mode, Activate!

1/27/2019
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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 to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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...

Duration:01:13:03

Episode 181: Hack Your Way to a Free Model 3

1/20/2019
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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 you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3...

Duration:01:06:46

Episode 180: You Will Believe a Roadster Can Fly

1/13/2019
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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 patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), feel free to use my referral code...

Duration:01:20:43

Episode 179: Tesla’s Huge 2018

1/6/2019
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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 Patreon at patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), feel free to use my referral...

Duration:01:27:08