Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

By Ryan McCaffrey

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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!

Episode Date
Episode 158: Elon’s Private Tesla Plan
01:18:40

Elon Musk drops an absolute bombshell, announcing his intention to try and return Tesla to being a private company. Plus: Road and Track hits the track – with Track Mode – in a P3D, price increases hit Tesla vehicles across the board, 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 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 12, 2018
Episode 157: Q2 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis
01:45:18

Tesla just held what was perhaps its most important earnings call ever. I’ve got clips of all the best quotes from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, plus lots of analysis, as well as news of an interior refresh for Model S and X, 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 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 05, 2018
Special Bonus Episode: Delivery Day!
59:32

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
Episode 156: “Hi, My Name Is VIN. I Have a DELIVERY For You”
01:19:55

I've got first impressions of the Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, Model S and X get a price and features adjustment, white interior is no longer exclusive the Performance Model 3, Tesla is working on addressing their bottlenecks in the service department, 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 29, 2018
Episode 155: Model 3 Profitability + P3D Test Drive Impressions
01:29:37

A few new nitty-gritty details about the Performance Model 3, the Wall Street Journal gets the first test drive and reports their impressions, Sandy Munro, in his words, “eats crow” about the Model 3’s profitability potential, 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 22, 2018
Episode 154: US Federal Tax Credit Phase-Out Begins
01:23:15

The US federal tax credit situation has been finalized. I’ll give you all the details on how much longer it’ll last. Plus: Tesla officially names Shanghai as the site of its third Gigafactory, Elon Musk gives me an update on Performance Model 3 deliveries, select Model X 100Ds get a free performance boost, 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 15, 2018
Episode 153: 7,000 Teslas in 7 Days!
01:08:18

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
Episode 152: Cheaper Performance Model 3 + Tesla Pickup Details
01:22:28

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
Episode 151: The First Performance Model 3 Is Born
01:04:32

Elon Musk posts a picture of the first-ever Performance Model 3, and it looks a lot like mine! Plus: Tesla zeroes in on a location for its future European Gigafactory, Model 3 gets a couple of long-awaited new features via a software update, 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 

Jun 24, 2018
Episode 150: Roadster’s SpaceX Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
01:09:22

Tesla makes the difficult choice to lay off 9% of its workforce, Elon Musk details the next-gen Roadster’s unbelievable SpaceX option package, Immaculate Reflections’ Jeff McGoveran stops by to talk about detailing and paint protection, 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 

Jun 17, 2018
Episode 149: Shareholder Meeting Recap and Analysis
01:49:40

Elon Musk answers many interesting questions at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting. Plus: tons of Elon tweets and more on a huge show!

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 

Jun 10, 2018
Episode 148: Consumer Reports Affects Positive Change for Model 3
01:16:24

Consumer Reports helps affect positive change for all Model 3 owners, Model 3 may get an optional key fob a la Model S and X, the Performance Model 3 gets an upgrade before it’s even released, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Jun 03, 2018
Episode 147: Elon’s Latest Tweetstorm: Model Y, Superchargers + More!
01:32:25

Elon Musk drops a ton of new info on Twitter about a bunch of different things, including an upgrade to the Performance Model 3, a big update to Tesla’s remote Ranger service, v3 of the Superchargers, the Model Y reveal, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

May 27, 2018
Episode 146: Model 3 Performance Price and Specs Revealed!
01:28:01

Pricing and specifications for the Dual Motor and Performance Model 3 are here!!! Plus: Model 3’s first big safety rating comes in, production is ramping up nicely, the P100D S and X get cooler, Tesla wins a dealership battle in another state, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

May 20, 2018
Episode 145: Performance Model 3 Release Date Confirmed!
01:23:47

Elon Musk finally reveals availability timing for the Performance Model 3, Tesla becomes part of the storyline on another HBO comedy, Model S and X get a new interior option, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

May 13, 2018
Episode 144: Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis (aka Mr. Musk’s Wild Ride)
01:36:15

It’s my favorite episode to do every quarter: the earnings call analysis! I’ve got highlights and my insights on everything that was said by Elon and the rest of the Tesla executive team on the Q1 conference call. Buckle up!

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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

May 06, 2018
Episode 143: Model 3 Goes Global
01:10:41

Canada gets hit with a huge wave of Model 3 Design Studio invites, Tesla loses a key department head, the Model 3 gets showcased in China, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Apr 29, 2018
Episode 142: Elon Musk Gets Serious About Model 3 Production
01:15:34

Elon Musk outlines his plan to run a much tighter ship at Tesla as Model 3 production ramps up. Plus: good news for Tesla in China, more good news about the long-term battery health in Tesla 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Apr 22, 2018
Episode 141: Model 3 Dual Motor Update + Model Y Update
01:04:03

Elon Musk made a lot of Tesla news this week, including giving a long-awaited update on the availability of Model 3’s Dual Motor version and giving an interview on Model 3 production to CBS This Morning. Plus: a touchscreen performance update for the rest of the fleet, an update on Model Y production, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Apr 15, 2018
Episode 140: Model 3 Ramp Makes Progress in Q1
01:14:47

Tesla releases their Q1 delivery numbers and shows good progress on their production ramp while ultimately falling short of their projections. Plus: an update on the fatal Model X Autopilot crash, Elon Musk’s April Fool’s Day prank, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Apr 08, 2018
Episode 139: Performance Model 3 Hits the Track?
01:10:01

A Performance Model 3 may have been spotted at a California racetrack, it may be possible to upgrade your old Model S or Model X MCU after all, FedEx becomes Tesla’s latest big-name customer, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Apr 01, 2018
Episode 138: Model 3’s First New Option Is...
01:01:25

Model 3 20-inch wheels officially go on sale, a big Autopilot update has Tesla owners filled with glee, the Tesla Semi goes on tour, Canadian pricing is revealed, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Mar 25, 2018
Episode 137: Elon Speaks at SXSW + a Big Model S/X Upgrade
01:14:34

Elon Musk conducted a Q&A at South by Southwest and I’ve got all of the best Tesla-related sound clips from the event. Plus: Model S and X get a high-impact upgrade, Supercharger prices have been raised almost everywhere, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Mar 18, 2018
Episode 136: Goodyear Working on a Better Tesla Tire
01:01:50

Goodyear introduces a new tire that’s specifically aimed at electric cars, Elon Musk drops a few little updates regarding car software on Twitter, Tesla puts their Semi trucks to the test, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Mar 11, 2018
Episode 135: Model 3 Line-Waiters’ ‘Something Special’ Revealed
01:01:14

The “something special” for Model 3 line-waiters is finally revealed, I stumbled upon a Dual Motor Model 3 in San Francisco, Porsche throws a little shade in the direction of Model S, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Mar 04, 2018
Episode 134: Non-Owner Model 3 Invites Arrive!
01:11:40

Non-owners finally start getting invited to configure their Model 3s, we get a good look at a white-interior Model 3, how you can win a Musk-owned Model 3 by donating to a charity, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Feb 25, 2018
Episode 133: More Model 3 Driving Impressions
01:15:52

More Model 3 driving impressions for you this week after I got some additional time behind the wheel of the in-demand vehicle. Plus: the Model 3 design studio gets a minor update, a New Mexico lawmaker wants to legalize Tesla in his state, 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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Feb 18, 2018
Episode 132: Model 3 Delayed Again + Q4 Earnings Call Analysis
01:29:29

Model 3 is delayed again for *almost* everyone. Plus: a deep-dive into Tesla’s Q4 earnings call, including all of the best sound bites from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team.

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 the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Feb 11, 2018
Episode 131: Rethinking the Performance Model 3
01:03:58

The referral program continues for another quarter but with an interesting twist, I’ve got some new thoughts on the Performance Model 3, Tesla’s autonomous driving progress is being questioned after a new California DMV report, Europeans may get a chance to see the Model 3 soon, 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) as well as a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

Feb 04, 2018
Episode 130: Elon Musk’s Next Decade
59:17

A notable Tesla name turns up at an LA Supercharger driving what may be a Performance Model 3, non-Tesla-owning Model 3 reservation holders continue to wait for their invitation to configure, Elon Musk gets a fascinating new compensation package from Tesla, 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 

Jan 28, 2018
Episode 129: Model 3 Gets More Efficient + New Model S Wheels
01:10:06

Model 3 quietly gets a higher efficiency rating from the EPA, Model S gets a new wheel option, more Model 3 display cars hit Tesla showrooms on the coasts, 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 

Jan 21, 2018
Episode 128: Model 3’s Not-So-Premium Upgrade Package
01:08:51

Some brand-new Model 3 owners are not happy about an uncommunicated change to the Model 3’s premium interior package, Elon has big plans for at least one LA Supercharger, the next-gen Roadster goes out for a public spin, 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 

Jan 14, 2018
Episode 127: Production Hell Continues
57:56

Tesla reports their Q4 delivery numbers and updates us on the Model 3 production ramp, East Coast invitations begin going out to Tesla-owning Model 3 reservation holders, a fun Model 3 Easter egg is discovered, 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 

Jan 07, 2018
Episode 126: Tesla Pickup Confirmed + 2018 Predictions
01:05:48

Elon Musk goes on a holiday tweetstorm and reveals some interesting new information, including confirmation of a Tesla pickup truck complete with a big new idea. Plus: my predictions for Tesla in 2018, an Easter egg that existing Tesla owners won’t want to miss, 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 31, 2017
Episode 125: Model 3 Warranty Details Revealed
57:27

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!

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Dec 24, 2017
Episode 124: Model 3 Production Boost + Good EV Tax Credit News
55:14

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!

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Dec 17, 2017
Episode 123: Federal EV Tax Incentive Update + Ben Sullins (TeslaCon) Interview
01:17:24

An update on the federal electric vehicle tax credit situation, Tesla wins a big dealer battle in Missouri, an interview with TeslaCon organizer and 2020 Tesla Roadster prize winner Ben Sullins, and more!

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Dec 10, 2017
Episode 122: Model 3 DOESN’T Win Motor Trend Car of the Year
01:03:23

Model 3 is a finalist for Motor Trend’s coveted Car of the Year award but does not win – though we do get some good news out of it. Plus: a couple new Tesla Semi updates, good news on the Model 3 battery production front, news on TeslaCon, and more!

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Dec 03, 2017
Episode 121: Model 3 Non-Employee Invitations Begin + My Pre-Delivery Suggestions
01:16:40

The first non-Tesla employees get their invitations to configure their Model 3s in the Design Studio, I’ve got some pre-delivery suggestions for soon-to-be Model 3 owners, follow ups on both the 2020 Tesla Roadster and Tesla Semi, and more!

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Nov 26, 2017
Episode 120: New Roadster and Semi Revealed, aka Elon Musk Drops the Mic
01:05:49

On this week’s episode of Ride the Lightning: The Tesla Unofficial Podcast, Tesla finally unveils their Semi Truck and then blows everyone’s minds with the next-gen Roadster. Plus: more on my Model 3 test drive. Huge show this week!

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Nov 19, 2017
Episode 119: I Drove the Model 3!
01:10:47

I spent an hour driving the Model 3 and I want to tell you all about it. Plus: Tesla buys another company, a new software update lets you voluntarily slow down your Tesla if you want to, an update on the US federal EV tax credit situation, and more!

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And here's the link to the EV tax credit petition/contact form if you're interested: http://action.pluginamerica.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=22515 

Nov 12, 2017
Episode 118: Model 3 Deliveries Delayed + Q3 Earnings Analysis
01:19:15

A Gigafactory bottleneck causes delays for most Model 3 reservations, the $7500 federal tax credit may be running out sooner than any of us would have guessed, Elon’s comments from the Q3 earnings call, and much more!

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Nov 05, 2017
Episode 117: “Uncorking” the 75Ds + Model 3’s Long(er) Range Battery
01:03:07

Many 75D Model S and X owners are getting a full second shaved off of their cars’ 0-60 times for free, fired Tesla workers protest at the factory in Fremont, the Model 3 Long Range battery may be even better than advertised, and more!

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Oct 29, 2017
Episode 116: No Free (Supercharged) Rides in Model 3
01:24:36

Model 3s won’t be getting any free Supercharging credits, Larry David uses a Tesla for comedic effect, some Tesla owners may be getting substantial performance upgrades for free, an interview with Cannonball Run Tesla driver Alex Roy, and much more!

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Oct 22, 2017
Episode 115: Model 3 Scalpers, Tesla Sells Car Insurance + More!
55:37

A few early Model 3 owners are trying their luck at selling their cars for a huge profit, an update on the improvements being made to Model 3 as production ramps up, Tesla starts selling their own car insurance, and much more!

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Oct 15, 2017
Episode 114: Model 3’s Production Hell + Tesla Semi Leak?
51:04

Tesla’s Q3 delivery numbers are in, and the results may surprise you. Plus: the Tesla Semi may have been spotted ahead of its now-delayed unveiling, more Model 3 reservation holders may get the full federal tax credit, and much more!

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Oct 08, 2017
Episode 113: More Model 3s are Coming
57:31

New details on the Model 3 production ramp, the Model 3 appears to be getting more computing power, the referral program is getting a couple of interesting tweaks, and more!

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Oct 01, 2017
Episode 112: All-Wheel Drive or Bust for Model S
53:23

Tesla puts the brakes on rear-wheel drive Model Ses, a few Supercharging-related updates from around the world, Tesla reportedly partners with AMD on self-driving processing units, and more!

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Sep 24, 2017
Episode 111: Urban Superchargers + Tesla Does the Right Thing vs. Irma
56:36

Tesla does what it can to help its customers evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma, the Model 3 Long Range battery appears to be even slightly better than advertised, urban Superchargers roll out in two major U.S. cities, and more!

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Sep 17, 2017
Episode 110: Model 3 MPGe Numbers Revealed
49:19

The Monroney sticker for the Model 3 has been spotted, revealing some very impressive energy efficiency (MPGe) numbers. Plus: the US government takes a step forward on approving self-driving, Tesla digs in in Michigan, and more!

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Sep 10, 2017
Episode 109: Another New Model 3 Option Confirmed
55:28

Smart Air Suspension gets confirmed for Model 3 -- with details, the 100kWh S and X get a price drop, Tesla may have a plan to put a dent in the aftermarket dash cam business, and more!

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Sep 03, 2017
Episode 108: About Model 3’s Battery Pack, Resale Value + More!
01:02:06

Interesting new details about Model 3’s battery pack are uncovered, the Referral Program gets a new secret-level reward that money can’t buy, Model 3 is projected to have best-in-class resale value, and much more!

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Aug 27, 2017
Episode 107: First White-Interior Model 3 Spotted + Model 3 Accessories
01:03:41

The first white-interior Model 3 is spotted and I’ll tell you about the details. Plus: the first couple Model 3 accessories are revealed, and more!

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Aug 20, 2017
Episode 106: 20-Inch Model 3 Wheels Are Back + Autopilot Hardware 2.5
57:55

The 20-inch wheels from one of the Model 3 alpha prototypes may be returning, Autopilot hardware gets another upgrade, a Model S once again breaks the world record for furthest distance traveled in an electric vehicle on a single charge, and more!

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Aug 13, 2017
Episode 105: More Model 3 Details Revealed, Model Y Update + More!
01:50:12

More details about Model 3 trickle out, plus Elon Musk gives a lot of new information on everything else (including Model Y) in this week’s Q2 investor call. I’ve got all the best clips for you, plus a bunch of your outstanding phone calls!

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Aug 06, 2017
Episode 104: Model 3 Delivery Event Reactions and Analysis
01:21:53

This is it: Model 3 is launched! I was at the Tesla Factory for the Model 3 Delivery Event, and I want to tell you all about it. Specs, pricing, my test ride reaction, and more – including special guest co-host Trevor Page of Model 3 Owners Club!

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Jul 30, 2017
Episode 103: Model 3 Back Seat Details Revealed
01:15:58

A clear look at the Model 3 back seat reveals a number of amenities missing from Tesla’s other vehicles. Plus: Elon clips from the National Governor’s Association summer meeting, Tesla thefts in Europe, and more!

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Jul 23, 2017
Episode 102: The Secret Next-Gen Roadster + Midnight Silver Model 3 Spotted
01:01:02

The next-gen Roadster may be closer to production than we think, Elon gets Model 3 SN1 for his birthday, Model X finally fulfills the promise of its original prototype, and more!

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Jul 16, 2017
Episode 101: Model 3 is Ready + Model S Gets Upgraded
56:59

Model 3 gets an official release date, Model S gets some serious performance upgrades, South Australia partners with Tesla to transition to sustainable energy on a large scale, and more in what is an historic week for Tesla!

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Jul 09, 2017
Episode 100: Model 3’s Imminent Release Date
56:51

California proposes a significant new rebate for electric vehicles, a Model 3 release candidate shows up in a very unexpected place, Model 3’s release date is imminent, and more on my 100th episode!

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Jul 02, 2017
Episode 99: Hints About Model 3’s Range
54:21

An exposed dashboard screen may give us an idea as to Model 3’s top-end range, Tesla may be launching their own music streaming service, a Model S sets a new world record for furthest distance traveled on a single charge, and much, much more!

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Jun 25, 2017
Episode 98: More on Model 3 Tires + Model X Crash Test Rating
57:52

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!

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Jun 18, 2017
Episode 97: Elon at the Shareholders’ Meeting + Model Y Teaser Image
01:23:25

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!

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Jun 11, 2017
Episode 96: Visiting the Tesla Factory + More Model 3 Updates
56:36

This week, I’m lucky enough to visit the Tesla factory and get another look at the Model 3, more details are revealed about Model 3’s premium features, Tesla loses a battle in Texas, and much more!

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Jun 04, 2017
Episode 95: Model 3 Battery Sizes Revealed + Signature Red Spotted!
01:16:33

Model 3’s two battery pack sizes are revealed, Signature Red may be an option on Model 3 after all, Elon drops a bunch of new Model 3 info on Twitter, and more!

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May 28, 2017
Episode 94: Free Unlimited Supercharging Is Back...Sort Of
50:02

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!

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May 21, 2017
Episode 93: A Red Model 3 Appears
01:08:58

A new Model 3 release candidate sighting seems to answer the question of which red the Model 3 will be available in: the one from the reveal event or the multi-coat red offered on the S and X now. Plus: pre-orders open for Tesla’s solar roof tiles, why you might not want to overuse the Superchargers when you get your Tesla, and more!

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May 14, 2017
Episode 92: Updates on Model Y, Model 3, Minibus, and More!
01:59:19

Elon Musk drops a lot of interesting new information about Model Y, Model 3, the Minibus, and more by way of his TED Talk and the Q1 investor call. I've got so many Elon clips this week that he's practically my co-host!

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May 07, 2017
Episode 91: Tesla Teases the Semi Truck
41:02

Elon Musk offers a first glimpse at the Tesla semi truck, Tesla details plans to double the Supercharger network by the end of this year, a Model 3 release candidate in a color we haven’t seen yet gets photographed, and more!

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Apr 30, 2017
Episode 90: Changes to Model S and Model X
58:03

Both Model S and Model X are getting new options and pricing, Tesla issues a voluntary recall on a batch of 2016 cars, AAA hands Tesla a few awards, and more!

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Apr 24, 2017
Episode 89: Key Dates Revealed for Model 3, Semi-Truck, and Pickup Truck
55:23

Elon Musk gives dates for a whole bunch of key events pertaining to the future Tesla lineup -- and no, not just Model 3, not by a long shot! -- California EV drivers will soon have to pay a bit more each year, and more!

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Apr 16, 2017
Episode 88: Model 3 Spotted in the Wild
56:48

Bigfoot has been spotted! Yes, multiple Model 3s have been seen in the wild and, of course I’m going to pore over every detail I can. Plus, Elon’s got something to say to the doubters after Tesla stock hits an all-time high, and more!

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Apr 09, 2017
Episode 87: Your Reactions to Elon’s Tweetstorm
57:12

I've got a few extra thoughts from last week’s storm of Model 3 info, plus YOUR reactions to all the new information, details on the just-released 8.1 software update, even more indications that Model 3 isn’t getting a heads-up display, and more!

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Apr 02, 2017
Episode 86: Elon Drops a TON of New Model 3 Info
51:53

Elon Musk’s boredom is our gain as the Tesla CEO drops a TON of new Model 3 info about battery sizes, AWD and Performance availability, and more. Plus: our first look at a Model 3 release candidate in action, and yet still more!

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Mar 26, 2017
Episode 85: Model 3 Reaches Another Major Milestone
45:21

The Model 3 program fast-forwards to Release Candidate status, Elon Musk wants to speed up your Model 3 delivery process, the 100Ds have been released from their holding pattern while the 60s’ days are numbered, and more!

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Mar 19, 2017
Episode 84: Tesla Aims to Foil Its Aluminum Bodywork Backlog
46:43

Tesla takes bold action to solve their bodywork backlog problem, the EPA is holding up your 100D delivery, Elon Musk makes a literal bet on the Powerpack 2, and more!

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Mar 12, 2017
Episode 83: Model 3 Goes Beta
50:19

 

The new Model 3 test fleet might be a further-along version of the car than we thought, Elon Musk plans to implement the suggestion of a 5th-grade Tesla enthusiast, find out where Tesla ranks in its first time on Consumer Reports’ Top 10 auto brands, and more!

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Mar 05, 2017
Episode 82: Model 3 Release Date Starts to Solidify
01:22:13

Model 3 remains on track and Tesla lays out specific production goals for the car for the rest of the year. Plus: Model 3 Design Studio news and much more from this week’s Q1 earnings call.

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Feb 26, 2017
Episode 81: A Model S-Driving Hero
54:05

A heroic Model S driver thinks fast to help save a distressed driver from a potential high-speed injury, Elon Musk travels overseas to help launch Tesla in another big market, a unionization effort is brewing at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, and more!

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Feb 19, 2017
Episode 80: Major Model 3 News
01:05:00

Tesla starts production on the first test fleet of Model 3s, we learn what battery size the Model 3 won’t have, the P100D Ludicrous Model S sets yet another quickness record, and much more!

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Feb 12, 2017
Episode 79: Tesla Motors Is No More. Just Call ‘em ‘Tesla’
01:03:38

Tesla Motors officially changes its name; one state tries to ban Tesla’s sales model but employees, owners, and fans fight back; a country in Europe uses a popular video game to try and woo Gigafactory 2, what to look for in a used Model S, and more!

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Feb 05, 2017
Episode 78: Model 3 Gets a New ‘3’
54:26

Model 3 gets a minor rebranding, Elon Musk vows nonstop innovation, Tesla sues its former head of the Autopilot program, and a whole lot more this week.

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Jan 29, 2017
Episode 77: The 100D Arrives + Model 3 Motor News
44:52

Tesla finally announces the 100D, Autopilot is vindicated by the US government, the Gigafactory will make more of the Model 3 than just the battery packs, and more!

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Jan 22, 2017
Episode 76: Ludicrous+, Supercharger Credits, and Elon Musk’s Favorite Video Games
01:28:03

The P100D’s new “Ludicrous+” Easter egg could be even more potent than originally thought, the Supercharger credit system rolls out with full details, Elon Musk reveals a few of his favorite video games, and more!

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Jan 15, 2017
Episode 75: Gigafactory Production Is a Go!
01:04:34

Tesla has officially begun battery cell production at the Gigafactory, one state revokes Tesla’s ability to sell vehicles, the company’s production and delivery numbers for 2016 are in, and more! P.S. I give a brief-ish Maggie update at the top of the show. If you'd like to skip straight to the Tesla news, go to the 6:21 mark.

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Jan 08, 2017
Episode 74: A 5-Minute Supercharge?
55:49

Elon Musk teases a massive upgrade for the Supercharger network, Model 3 still seems to be proceeding on schedule, Tesla's latest major software update is imminent, and more!

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Jan 01, 2017
Episode 73: Model 3 Remains ‘On Track’ for 2017
49:59

More hints that the Model 3 remains on schedule, Elon confirms that the Roadster will return, Tesla dominates another Consumer Reports test, Elon wants to get “boring,” and more!

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Dec 25, 2016
Episode 72: Tesla Punishes Supercharger Squatters
48:01

Tesla will start cracking down on Supercharger squatters, Elon Musk meets the incoming POTUS, and might a currently retired paint color option be about to return? All that and more!

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Dec 18, 2016
Episode 71: Supercharger Update + Elon on South Park
52:11

Elon Musk guest stars on South Park, Tesla opens a bunch of new Supercharging stations, Samsung partners with Tesla to make custom chips, and more!

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Dec 11, 2016
Episode 70: Tesla Defeats Virginia Auto Dealers
44:18

Tesla wins a battle against a dealership lobby in Virginia, Elon Musk sets a window for when new Tesla owners can expect to see their Autopilot functionality to come online, your thoughts on Tesla’s recent HoloLens hire, and more!

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Dec 04, 2016
Episode 69: Here Comes the 100D
01:05:35

I interview the world EV-range record holder about his record-setting 26-hour drive in a Model S, the 100D battery option appears to be imminent, Tesla hires an augmented-reality designer, and more!

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Nov 27, 2016
Episode 68: Ludicrous Gets Ludicrous-er + SolarCity Merger Is a Go
01:06:41

The Tesla-SolarCity merger gets the green light from shareholders, Elon’s P100D Ludicrous mode Easter egg is revealed, your Model 3 might be required by the government to make noise at low speeds, and more!

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Nov 20, 2016
Episode 67: Model 3 Supercharging Details Revealed
55:15

Supercharging will soon stop being free-for-life for new orders, but it still seems like a pretty good deal; the Model S and X each get minor but interesting Design Studio changes; the Model 3 makes another public appearance with a couple new changes; and more!

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Nov 13, 2016
Episode 66: Model 3 Goes Solar, Model S Goes Glass, Model X Folds Flat
01:32:37

Model X gets a feature people have been begging for, Model S borrows a feature from Model 3, Model 3 might have an extra power source, and interview with "Getting Ready for Model 3" author Roger Pressman, and more!

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Nov 06, 2016
Episode 65: Tesla Is Profitable + Solar Roof
01:19:01

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.

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Oct 30, 2016
Episode 64: Tesla’s Self-Driving Future Starts Now
01:16:58

 

Tesla’s unexpected product announcement turned out to be Part 2 of the Model 3 reveal...sort of. It’s about fully autonomous Teslas. They’re here, at least hardware-wise. Let’s talk about it.

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Oct 23, 2016
Episode 63: Tesla’s Mystery Product Announcement
56:54

Model S totally dominates its market, one Model X version disappears, Tesla gets set to make an unexpected product announcement, Germany makes the biggest commitment to electric vehicles a country can possibly make, and much more!

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Oct 16, 2016
Episode 62: R.I.P. Titanium Metallic Silver and Solid White Paint Colors
44:40

**UPDATE** I realized AFTER I published the podcast that I managed to mess up the paint color story. It's TITANIUM silver and solid white that have been eliminated, not metallic silver. I apologize and will address my dumb mistake on next week's show

Tesla busts out a huge third quarter, as they’d hoped to do, the California DMV isn’t a fan of the term “Autopilot,” prospective Tesla owners now have two fewer paint color choices, and more!

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Oct 09, 2016
Episode 61: Happy Birthday, Model X!
49:26

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!

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Oct 02, 2016
Episode 60: Tesla Sues Michigan, Rolls Out “Dog Mode,” and More
53:32

The big 8.0 software update is out, and among the many improvements is a dog-friendly climate mode! Plus: Tesla sues Michigan for the right to sell direct-to-consumers, the Model S gets hacked, and more!

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Sep 25, 2016
Episode 59: Better Autopilot, an Elon Musk Impersonator, and More Wackiness
01:14:32

Elon Musk details drastic changes coming to the way the current Autopilot on Teslas works, the New York Times writes a controversial new article about Tesla and the Chevy Bolt, LA residents might have their homes powered at times by a new Tesla Powerwall installation, an oil company executive gets sued for impersonating Elon Musk in an effort to get confidential information, MobilEye’s breakup with Tesla gets ugly, and more!

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Sep 18, 2016
Episode 58: Spotify and Morgan Freeman
46:19

Spotify appears to finally be coming to American Teslas, Morgan Freeman shares his love for Tesla and Elon Musk, and more.

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Sep 11, 2016
Episode 57: Model 3 Supercharging Details Revealed?
54:53

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

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Sep 04, 2016
Episode 56: What the P100D Means for Model 3
52:05

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.

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Aug 28, 2016
Episode 55: 12 Tesla News Stories
54:42

Say hi to the quickest Model S yet, more Model 3 production groundwork is being laid, Model X lands in Australia, and much more (9 other interesting stories, in fact)!

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Aug 21, 2016
Episode 54: Autopilot 2.0 and the P100D Approach
56:20

Details on the next version of Autopilot are revealed, Tesla already has big plans for SolarCity, the 100D emerges again, 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 

Aug 14, 2016
Episode 53: Model 3 Gets Attacked
01:00:43

Tesla announces its second quarter results, Elon hints at big plans for Model Y, BMW goes on the offensive against Model 3, 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 

Aug 07, 2016
Episode 52: The Gigafactory is Open
01:11:18

The Gigafactory has its grand opening party, Elon clarifies his plans for a Tesla bus, Michigan owners unite in the face of the state’s ban on Tesla sales, 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 

Jul 31, 2016
Episode 51: Elon’s Master Plan Part 2
01:01:10

 

As promised, Elon Musk has laid out the future of Tesla in his second "Secret Master Plan," and there's a LOT to talk about regarding it.

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 

Jul 24, 2016
Episode 50: Model X Gets Cheaper + Model 3’s Trunk
01:13:40

Model X gets a new, lower-price option, I give you my Model X test drive impressions, we’ve got a small new bit of Model 3 trunk news, and much more on the 50th episode!

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.

Jul 17, 2016
Episode 49: Elon Musk vs. Fortune Magazine
51:48

Tesla fights back against another media report they allege is inaccurate, a man and his son have their lives saved by their Model S, Tesla announces their second-quarter deliveries, 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/peter6387 

Jul 10, 2016
Episode 48: Model 3’s Power and an Autopilot Tragedy
55:46

We get our first clue about what kind of performance the Model 3 might be capable of, details of the next Model S and X firmware update have been leaked, and a Tesla owner is tragically killed in the first Autopilot-related fatality.

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 new 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/peter6387 

Jul 03, 2016
Episode 47: Tesla Proposes to SolarCity
55:22

Tesla shocks the world by making an offer to buy SolarCity, your Model 3 pre-order gift from Elon Musk is finally in the mail, Model 3 gets spotted in the wild, 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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/peter6387 

Jun 26, 2016
Episode 46: Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us, California?
58:50

Tesla actively markets the new Model S 60 to Model 3 reservation holders, last week’s suspension-related FUD attack gets a weird backstory, California drops its EV rebate, and more.

Please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast if you'd like to support the show!

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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/joe9713

Jun 19, 2016
Episode 45: Model S Gets Cheaper
01:01:45

Tesla cleverly lowers the price of the Model S, defiantly refutes claims of suspension troubles, and more.

Please check out my just-launched Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast if you'd like to support the show!

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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/joe9713

Jun 12, 2016
Episode 44: Model 3 Supercharging Isn’t Free
01:04:54

Elon Musk confirms that Model 3 Supercharging won’t be free, he also gives more self-driving hints, and more.

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 new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/joe9713

Jun 05, 2016
Episode 43: A Self-Driving Model 3?
45:28

The Gigafactory gets a grand opening date, Model 3 might be fully autonomous, your phone calls, and more!

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.

May 29, 2016
Episode 42: Preparing to Build the Model 3
01:00:10

This week brings a number of miscellaneous Model 3 updates, including reservation count, battery provider, capital raising, and more.

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.

May 22, 2016
Episode 41: Model 3’s Measurements
01:19:14

Motor Trend gets us an approximate length, width, height, and weight for Model 3, Tesla chooses its primary tire brand for Model 3, and more.

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.

May 15, 2016
Episode 40: Model 3 Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
01:06:54

Elon Musk has a bold plan to get your Model 3 into your hands sooner than you might’ve expected. Plus: the secret inside the newest Model S 70 and 70D versions, and your phone calls.

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.

May 08, 2016
Episode 39: Model 3 Ludicrous Mode and Tire Sizes Confirmed
01:14:26

Model 3 visits the Gigafactory and gets a Ludicrous mode -- plus Model 3 battery info, exact tire sizes, and more.

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.

May 01, 2016
Episode 38: What Do Model X’s Teething Issues Mean for Model 3?
43:53

Model X continues to undergo growing pains, so what does it mean for Model 3? Plus: how Model S and X owners can get a free Autopilot trial, and more!

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.

Apr 24, 2016
Episode 37: Meet the New Model S
01:17:36

The Model S finally gets its long-anticipated refresh. Meanwhile, Model X gets a good and a bad surprise, there’s a sign that Model 3 might be indeed be getting a heads-up display, and more!

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.

Apr 17, 2016
Episode 36: Elon Reveals Many More Model 3 Details
01:13:13

Model 3 is a bigger hit than even Tesla expected. So now what? Plus: Elon Musk drops a ton of new information during an impromptu Twitter AMA, and much more!

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.

Also, if you're about to buy a Model S, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. Hurry, the referral program ends soon!

Apr 10, 2016
Episode 35: I Rode in the Model 3
01:35:01

Model 3 is here, and I got to go see it and ride in it! I’ll tell you about that, plus audio clips from my brief chats with Tesla representatives, my reservation line camp-out experience, some of YOUR reservation line experiences, and so much more!

What do you think of Model 3? Like it? Love it? Got any good line stories? I'd love to hear them for next week's show! Leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with your stories or any other question, comment, or discussion topic. The toll-free number to call or (better yet) Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

Also, if you're about to buy a Model S, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. Hurry, the referral program ends soon!

Apr 02, 2016
Episode 34: ‘Twas the Night Before Model 3...
52:35

A few more Model 3 reservation details trickle out, Model S gets a new console and a price increase, and more!

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

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.

Mar 27, 2016
Episode 33: More Model 3 Reservation Details Revealed
01:17:45

Tesla reveals new key details about how Model 3 reservations are going to work. I spend the whole show talking through reservation priority, March 31 details, and more. And since I recorded, I learned that it is confirmed that test rides will be available for attendees of the event, which means there are indeed driving prototypes.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

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.

Mar 20, 2016
Episode 32: Model S’s New Wheels
44:51

Model S gets a new set of default 19-inch wheels, and a caller wonders if it presages the long-rumored design refresh. Plus: another state tries to stop Tesla from selling cars, we learn a little bit about what it’s like to work at Tesla, and lots more.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

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.

Mar 13, 2016
Episode 31: A Wild P100D Appears
45:04

A Model S-owning hacker has seemingly outed the next battery upgrade, more Model 3 reveal info trickles out, and more.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

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.

Mar 06, 2016
Episode 30: Tesla vs. Indiana (a.k.a. General Motors)
01:14:45

General Motors loses its first battle in an effort to get Tesla banned from selling cars in Indiana, Elon Musk recommends a certain Model X interior configuration, I propose a "Model 3 wave" for future Tesla owners, I take a bunch of your phone calls, and much more.

Also, if you're going to buy a Tesla, visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. I'll get a chance to win a Model X, courtesy of die-hard listener Peter from Denmark, who has promised to give me the X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

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.

Feb 28, 2016
Episode 29: Finally, A Tesla Anyone Can Afford!
32:44

Tesla has a heck of a plan to turn kids into Tesla fans when they’re young, Summon gets a few more useful new features, and much more. 

Also, are you planning on buying a Tesla? Visit http://ts.la/peter6387 to get a $1,200 credit towards a home charging installation. Die-hard listener Peter from Denmark has promised to give me the Model X if he wins it in the random referral drawing, which he'll be entered into if you buy a Tesla (the link will work anywhere in the world) using the above referral link!

Also, let's get some more calls on the Ride the Lightning hotline! Leave a message 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.

Feb 21, 2016
Episode 28: Model 3 Reservation Info Revealed
52:29

Finally! Model 3 reservation details are here! I talk about how Signature Red paint could still happen even without Signature series cars, Model S's amazing dominance in its category, the expected disappearance of the 85kWh battery pack option in the United States, and much more!

Want to talk Model 3, or have some other question, comment, or discussion topic for the podcast? Call or Skype the Ride the Lightning hotline toll-free, anytime, at 1-888-989-8752 and leave a message.

Feb 14, 2016
Episode 27: Lawyer Up, Michigan!
46:36

Elon cancels a customer’s Model X order, but there’s more to the story than you think. Plus: Tesla challenges Michigan, how much of Model 3 we’ll see in March gets debated, and more.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic for the podcast? Call or Skype the Ride the Lightning hotline and leave a message anytime! The toll-free number is 1-888-989-8752.

Feb 07, 2016
Episode 26: The Death of the 85kWh Battery
44:06

Tesla quietly discontinues a battery option in Canada and the rest of the world may be next, apps may finally be coming to your Tesla in a way you didn’t expect, and more.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic for the show? Leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 31, 2016
Episode 25: A Falcon-Winged Lawsuit
01:02:32

Tesla calls their lawyers to defend themselves against a supplier who couldn’t deliver the Model X’s falcon-wing doors, a new Consumer Reports survey names the most satisfying commuter cars (I’ll bet you can guess which car is #1), and much more.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic for the show? Call or Skype the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime and leave a message! The toll-free number is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 24, 2016
Episode 24: Tesla Makes K.I.T.T. a Real Thing
32:04

Elon Musk makes a bold prediction about the future of Tesla’s new Summon feature, the US government wants to be ready for self-driving cars, and Elon comments on Apple’s electric car efforts.

Got a question, comment, or discussion topic? Or did you get a Model X you'd like to tell us about? Call or Skype and leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline toll-free anytime! The number is 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 17, 2016
Episode 23: Tesla's Competition Arrives
49:22

Faraday Future and Chevy show off their electric cars at CES, Model S now pulls into and out of your garage by itself, and much more. 

Got a question or comment for the show? Or want to describe your experience with your Tesla's new Summon feature? Call the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime, 24/7. Call or Skype toll-free to 1-888-989-8752.

Jan 10, 2016
Episode 22: Will the Model S Get a Facelift?
38:01

More Model X cars start showing up in customers’ driveways, rumors persist about a Model S facelift, Elon Musk says Autopilot could get a serious upgrade within two years, and more!

Dec 27, 2015
Episode 21: I Drove a Model X (Oh, and Deliveries Have Begun!)
39:24

Model X Signature deliveries have finally begun, I got my hands on a Model X for a brief moment, Elon Musk rebukes an Autopilot article, and more.

Getting a Tesla this holiday (S or X)? Want to tell me about it? Or do you have another Tesla question, comment, or discussion topic for the show? Call or Skype in on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime 24/7 and leave a message. The number is 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 20, 2015
Episode 20: Hello, Launch Mode!
41:38

Tesla adds a Launch Mode to try and make the Model S even a hair quicker off the line, Autopilot gets nerfed a bit, Tesla’s got a great holiday gift for iPhone owners, and more. Plus: new (non-metal) theme and bumper music, and your calls from the Ride the Lightning Hotline.

Feel free to call, toll-free, and leave a message anytime on the Ride the Lightning Hotline. Call or Skype 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 13, 2015
Episode 19: Tesla Heads Into the Middle East, Out of Detroit
23:57

Tesla quietly moves into the Middle East, the company is skipping a major auto show, and if you’re a great software coder I’ll tell you how you can meet Elon Musk. Plus: a few thoughts on the leaked images of the production-intended look of the Chevy Bolt.

Got a question or discussion topic for the show? Call or Skype toll-free, anytime, at 1-888-989-8752.

Dec 06, 2015
Episode 18: Full Model X Pricing Info Revealed
26:25

Model X pricing info is revealed – including a secret Easter egg option I’ll tell you how to get. Plus: dealers hate selling EVs, and your calls from the Ride the Lightning hotline.

Call or Skype the hotline anytime and leave a message with a question, discussion topic, etc. The toll-free number is 1-888-989-8752.

Nov 29, 2015
Episode 17: The Model 3 Leaks Begin
35:21

A few details slip out about the potentially slippery Model 3 (aerodynamically speaking), a hint at what the Model 3 might look like, Tesla issues a voluntary recall on ALL Model S cars, and much more.

What features do you want in your Model 3? Base model? Bigger battery? Max performance? What Model S/X features do you want to see offered on the 3? Call anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA (8752) and you might be featured on the show!

Nov 22, 2015
Episode 16: Elon Musk, the Chef
23:54

A brilliant profile about Elon Musk is a must-read, a Model S owner racks up HOW MANY referrals, Elon equates car accidents to swimming, and more.

Also, call or Skype into the show and leave a message anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-8752. This week's question is, "What features do you want to see on the Model 3?"

Nov 15, 2015
Episode 15: Q3 Results and Analysis
33:47

A busy Q3 earnings report bring plenty of news, the Model S referral program gets renewed with a new prize up for grabs, Gigafactory gets closer to being operational, an owner has *fun* tracking her stolen Tesla with the car’s app, and more.

Call the show and leave a message anytime with your question, comment, or discussion topic! Call toll-free to 1-888-989-8752. Please include your name!

Nov 08, 2015
Episode 14: Model S (The ‘S’ Stands for ‘Superman’)
31:07

Autopilot saves an Uber driver from a moron, Model S saves a family from a falling tree, the P90D Ludicrous dazzles Motor Trend, and more.

Call the podcast toll-free, anytime, at 1-888-989-TSLA (8752). Please leave your name, where you're calling from, and try to keep it to 30 seconds or less.

Here's a link to photos of the tree that fell on the Model S: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/56122-Woman-and-child-saved-by-the-Model-S-in-a-landslide

Here's a link to the video of Autopilot saving the Uber driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X-5fKzmy38

Nov 01, 2015
Episode 13: Consumer Reports Changes Its Mind
32:50

Consumer Reports lays the smack down on the Model S, Autopilot gets set to evolve, Stephen Colbert makes TV love to Tesla, Elon tweets a bunch of little nuggets, and much more.

And be sure to call or Skype into the show anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA with your Tesla question or comment!

Oct 26, 2015
Episode 12: Autopilot
32:04

An Autopilot report from the field, two trespassing journalists go insane at the Gigafactory, Model X vanity license plate ideas, and more!

Remember to call or Skype the show anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA to leave a question, comment, or discussion topic. Please include your name and where you're from, and try to keep it to 30 seconds or less!

Oct 18, 2015
Episode 11: Aftermath of the Model X Reveal
35:33

Model X FUD from Wall Street and the media, Autopilot is finally imminent, I take a few of your phone calls, Model S isn’t changing anytime soon, Model X gets a base price, and more!

Call the show and leave a message anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA, or Skype LifeOnRecord2. 

Watch Casey Spencer's 85D track run video here: https://youtu.be/hOj54sRI65k 

Oct 11, 2015
Episode 10: Model X Reveal Event Recap
59:19

I was at Tesla's Model X reveal event! Hear my reactions, and listen to Elon's entire presentation. Then I break down what I saw. Plus: Elon tweets a couple of bombshells, including the revelation that falcon-wing doors will return on either Model 3 or its crossover cousin.

What did you think of the event? Call the show anytime, toll-free, at 1-888-989-TSLA (8752) and leave a message! Please include your name, and try to keep it fairly short. Happy motoring!

Oct 04, 2015
Episode 09: ‘Twas the Night Before Model X...
30:52

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
Episode 08: Meet the 550-Mile Model S
33:50

Porsche throws its hat in the EV game...maybe kinda sorta, a Model S shatters the furthest-distance-traveled-on-a-single-charge record (again), the Model X seat mystery is partially solved, a couple of your phone calls from the voice mailbox, and more.

Sep 20, 2015
Episode 07: The Calm Before the Storm
26:59

The Roadster’s new battery pack is finally on its way, Los Angeles makes a huge EV investment (including a P85D squad car!), Elon Musk is one of Stephen Colbert’s first guests on The Late Show, and more.

Sep 13, 2015
Episode 06: The Model X Design Studio is Open
33:20

The moment many have been waiting for since 2012: the Model X Design Studio finally opens! Plus: Elon Musk drops a crumb of Model 3 news and one of the world’s biggest celebrities becomes a Model S owner. Got a question or discussion topic for the show? Call into the voice mailbox anytime, toll-free, at 1-800-606-0697 and choose invitation number 15469.

Sep 06, 2015
Episode 05: Breaking Records and Review Scales
35:44

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
Episode 04: Everything is Not Always Black or White
31:14

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
Episode 03: Model X Shoe Sizes and how Tesla is Like the Model T
24:42

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
Episode 02: Model X Design Studio, Model 3 Tease, and a Creepy Metal Charger Snake
38:11

Another busy week for Tesla! The Q2 investor earnings call yields news about when to expect the Model X Design Studio to come online, we get our first possible tease of what Model 3 looks like from an unlikely source, Model S gets hacked (on purpose!), Elon's self-attaching charging cable makes its creepy debut in prototype form, and more!

Relevant links for this week's episode:

My IGN review of the P85D: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/08/tesla-model-s-p85d-review

A video of the charger snake: prototype: https://twitter.com/DMC_Ryan/status/629513438247563264

The design studio photo that allegedly shows the Model 3: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=88984&d=1438277070

Aug 09, 2015
Episode 01: Ludicrous Mode, Model S Referrals, and Introductions
01:02:20

Ride the Lightning: The Unofficial Tesla Motors Podcast is a show by a Tesla enthusiast, for Tesla enthusiasts. In the first episode, I introduce myself, and then dive straight into a recap and analysis of all of Tesla's recent headlines, including the Model S referral program, Ludicrous Mode, 4G LTE upgrades, and much more. Give it a listen and I hope you like it!

Aug 02, 2015