Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast Podcast

Tesla Motors enthusiasts looking for a show about the latest news and analysis on the all-electric high-performance vehicle company need look no further. Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast is a weekly show made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we'll cover everything happening with the Model 3, Model S, Model X, Gigafactory, and more!

Episode 210: 17 Pro Tips and a Special Guest!
I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got some fun stuff for you while I’m gone: 17 pro tips to help you get a little bit more out of your Tesla, plus an interview with special guest Mike Falcone, a Tesla employee from back in the Roadster days. I hope you enjoy it, and I'll be back "live" next 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 helps! And don't forget to leave a message on the ...

Episode 209: Software V10 Is Going to Be Awesome
Elon Musk drops a ton of information about what’s included in Tesla’s next major software release. Plus: big news from the energy side of Tesla’s business, potentially big news for EV buyers in California, 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 discussion topic fo...

Episode 208: Q2 Earnings Recap and Analysis
Highlights and analysis from everything Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team talked about at this week’s Q2 earnings call. Plus: a new game for your Tesla. Lots to talk about – stay tuned! 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 next week's show! The t...


Episode 207: Tesla Slashes Prices, Tweaks Options
Tesla is rumored to be working on a partnership that makes all the sense in the world... Plus: prices have been adjusted across the board on Tesla vehicles, another Enhanced Summon update from Elon Musk, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would 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 ...

Episode 206: Elon Says No to Model S/X Redesign
Elon Musk shuts down rumors of a Model S and X redesign, one of the world’s biggest Superchargers is getting a massive upgrade, a reported shakeup at Tesla’s Autopilot team, Tesla’s cranking up production in Fremont, and much more! If you enjoy the 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 dis...

Episode 205: Tesla Crushes Q2 Expectations
Tesla not only meets but exceeds their delivery estimates for Q2. Plus: Tesla aces an important test in Europe, updates on Tesla’s legal battles in North Carolina and Wisconsin, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please 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 next week's show! The toll...


Episode 204: Tesla’s Skunkworks Battery Project
Tesla makes a big push at the end of the quarter, CNBC reports on Tesla’s secret skunkworks battery project, Top Gear reviews the Performance Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://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 next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Sky...

Episode 203: The First Tesla Pickup Truck Is Here...Sort Of
Tesla rolls out a new game for the cars, Beach Buggy Racing 2, and I’ve got an interview with one of the developers. Plus: a particularly savvy woman turns a brand-new Model 3 into a truck, paint options are changing for the entire Tesla fleet once again, and more! P.S. Watch Simone's Truckla video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKv_N0IDS2A  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 h...

Episode 202: Shareholders Meeting Recap + Elon at E3
Tesla held their annual shareholders meeting this week, and I’ve got highlights and analysis of what Elon and the team discussed. Plus, Elon attends the video game industry’s annual trade show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3...which is where I happened to be last week for my day job. Worlds collided! I’ve got a couple clips from his appearance there too. Stay tuned! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consi...


Episode 201: Model S/X Redesign Rumors
A Tesla insider tells a trusted Tesla community member that big changes are coming to the Model S and Model X. Plus: free unlimited Supercharging with a new Tesla purchase is back on the table, but with a caveat, good news out of Illinois where the state government was trying to impose a $1000 annual fee on electric vehicles, 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 ...

Episode 200: My Elon Musk Interview
What better way to celebrate episode 200 than an interview with Elon Musk himself? Yes, it actually happened! Elon and I discuss Tesla’s past, present, and future, covering a lot of topics in the one-hour conversation. I hope you enjoy it!...

Episode 199: Elon’s Various Updates
Elon Musk gives a potpourri of updates on various things, a company-wide email suggests that we’re in the middle of a big quarter for Tesla, another state is looking to hike annual registration rates on EVs, Tesla adds a fun new Rick and Morty-themed Easter egg to the cars, 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 Light...


Episode 198: Tesla’s State-by-State Battles Take a New Form
Illinois is the latest state with a proposal to make life difficult for Tesla owners, but it’s in a different way than you might think. Plus: Tesla completes a major acquisition, Elon Musk is being honored this summer for his scientific achievements, 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 wit...

Episode 197: Tesla’s Software Team Keeps Crushing It
More great features are rolling out in the latest Tesla software update. I’ll tell you all about them. Plus: your Tesla can now help get itself repaired more quickly, the Model 3 tow hitch is finally a reality, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and 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 top...

Episode 196: Global Good News Roundup
Good news for Tesla fans in the UK, China, and Canada -- all for different reasons. Plus: a Tesla owner who’s quite well-known in the business world holds his own in a CNBC interview, Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting is dated, and more! If you enjoy 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...


Episode 195: Q1 Earnings + Autonomy Day Recap and Analysis
Tesla shows all its full self-driving cards at an incredibly thorough, detailed, and impressive autonomy event. Plus: Elon and the executive team talk about Tesla’s first quarter and I’ve got all the highlights and analysis, and as if that wasn’t 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 helps! And don't forg...

Episode 194: Best-Of RTL – Tesla’s 2011 Open House and Jason Calacanis Interview
I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got a special show for you while I’m gone. I’ve got audio you’ve probably never heard from Tesla’s very first Fremont Factory open house event in 2011. Take a listen to hear how almost everything Elon Musk said back 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 check out my Patreon at...

Episode 193: Model 3 Option Changes + Leasing
Tesla changes Model 3 options -- by quite a bit -- once again, a new bipartisan bill looks to extend the federal electric vehicle tax credit -- but not without some modifications, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, 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 next week's show! T...


Episode 192: The Full Self-Driving Computer Is Ready
Tesla releases their first-quarter production and delivery numbers; the Full Self-Driving Computer, aka Hardware 3, is done and ready to be shown off; Norway achieves a major EV-related milestone, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to 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 next we...

Episode 191: Autopilot Levels Up
Autopilot has quietly learned a big new trick that moves the system one step closer to achieving full self-driving capability on city streets. Plus: Autopilot hardware 3 appears to be finding its way into new-build Teslas, the Superchargers are 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 on the Ride the Lig...

Episode 190: Tesla’s Texas Troubles
Tesla continues to have trouble doing business in Texas, but this time it affects existing Tesla owners as well as Tesla itself. Plus: Canada proposes new EV incentives that seem to very specifically omit Tesla, the referral program returns in a new 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 helps! And don't forget to ...


Episode 189: Model Y Reveal Event Reactions
The Model Y has been revealed! I was lucky enough to attend the event in-person. Stay tuned for all the details and analysis of the announcement. Why ask ‘Y’? Let’s just ride! (And yes, that means I have impressions from my test ride in the Model Y 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 anytime with a question...

Episode 188: Model Y Is Coming & V3 Supercharging Is Here!
Tesla announces the unveiling date for the Model Y and offers a few details on the smaller SUV, the first V3 Supercharger rolls out complete with all the answers to the key questions, a key follow-up on the Autopilot price and package changes from last 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 hotline anytime with a ...

Episode 187: The $35,000 Promise Is Fulfilled
Tesla finally makes good on its promise to offer a $35k Model 3. But there’s a LOT more going on than just that this week. Autopilot changes, new battery and interior options, the return of the Long Range RWD Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast 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 fo...


Episode 186: Elon Talks Full Self-Driving
Elon Musk talks about autonomous driving in a new podcast interview, Model 3 approaches a production milestone, Party Mode and Camper Mode are the next two modes set to come to your Tesla soon, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to 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 ...

Episode 185: 1.21 Gigawatts!
Sentry Mode rolls out, adding an extra layer of security to the Tesla fleet; a really great (great Scott!) Easter egg is discovered in the Tesla app, Bill Gates talks Tesla, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check 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 number to ...

Episode 184: Model 3 Gets a Price Cut
Tesla has issued a price drop on Model 3, European Model 3 deliveries begin, Tesla acquires a battery company, Joe Rogan makes good on his promise to buy a Model S, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my 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 number to call or S...


Episode 183: Q4 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis
Tesla releases their earnings report for Q4 2018. I’ve got clips and highlights of Elon Musk and the executive team from the earnings call and analysis of Tesla’s report. Plus big news about Model S and Model X. Stay tuned! If you enjoy the podcast and 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 ne...

Episode 182: Sentry Mode, Activate!
Elon Musk announces new updates for the Tesla DashCam feature, Model S and X production gets scaled back, we get our first look at the “naked” version of the 19” Power Sport Model 3 wheels from China, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like 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 sho...

Episode 181: Hack Your Way to a Free Model 3
Layoffs hit Tesla – I’ll give you the details and my thoughts. Plus: Tesla is offering up a heck of a prize to white-hat hackers, you’ve now got a new option for at-home car charging, the referral program finally rides off into the sunset, and more! If 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 – eve...


Episode 180: You Will Believe a Roadster Can Fly
Elon Musk talks up the SpaceX package on the 2020 Tesla Roadster, Tesla breaks ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, the 75kWh Model S and X are going away, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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 in order to get 6 m...

Episode 179: Tesla’s Huge 2018
Tesla releases impressive production and delivery numbers for 2018, progress continues on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, notes from my return road trip in my Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my 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 in order to ...

Episode 178: New Model 3 Wheels + Tesla Predictions for 2019
I try to do a bit better in my Tesla predictions for the year ahead than I did last year. Plus, new wheels are on the way for Model 3, Tesla does right by customers with regard to the tax credit that’s about to phase out, and more! If you enjoy the 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-Rang...


Episode 177: Easter Eggs for Christmas
Tesla rolls out a few fun new Easter eggs just ahead of the holidays, The Boring Company has an unexpected Tesla tie-in, The Performance Model 3 looks like a heck of a deal in China, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, 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!), please use my referra...

Episode 176: Elon on CBS’s 60 Minutes
Elon Musk is interviewed on 60 Minutes, and the interview was talked about all week afterwards for reasons that are bound to have CBS executives sweating. Plus: an update on when we might see the Tesla pickup truck, an update on EV incentives in a couple of US states, and more! 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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehic...

Episode 175: European Model 3 Orders Begin
European orders for Model 3 have begun, and back in the United States, the Model 3 is putting up some very impressive sales numbers. Plus: a Tesla you probably wouldn’t guess wins a 24-hour EV race, and much more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 If you enjoy the podcast and would li...


Episode 174: Tesla on ‘The Simpsons’
Elon Musk discusses his difficult 2018 on HBO, The Simpsons uses a Tesla in a funny bit, Autopilot usage hits a major milestone, Elon offers a potpourri of updates via Twitter, and more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please ch...

Episode 173: V3 Superchargers and New Model 3 Wheels
Elon Musk talks more about the V3 Supercharging plans, the Performance Model 3 gets a new wheel option...in China, some great news for Ontario residents who canceled their Model 3 orders earlier this year in the wake of the tax rebate’s sudden disappearance, and much more! 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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! h...

Episode 172: Big Changes For Model S and X
Tesla finally makes good on their promise to remove some interior options on Model S and X, and the changes are more sweeping than expected. Plus: Tesla goes to great lengths to try and ensure as many U.S. customers get the full federal tax credit as possible, Tesla teams up with rivals to try and get the tax credit restored, and much more! 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!), please use my referral code in ord...


Episode 171: Tesla’s New Patents + New Chairman
Tesla selects a new Chairman of the Board in the wake of Elon Musk’s SEC settlement, Tesla files a couple of interesting new patents, Track Mode arrives, and more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies – even the new Mid-Range Model 3!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at p...

Episode 170: Navigate on Autopilot Impressions + Elon’s Latest Interview
Navigate on Autopilot – the latest and arguably biggest step forward for Autopilot in quite some time – has arrived, and I’ve got some initial impressions. Plus: Elon audio clips from a new podcast appearance, Summon is about to go full Knight Rider, and much more! 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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://t...

Episode 169: Tesla Is Profitable!
Highlights and analysis from Tesla’s critical Q3 earnings call. They were profitable, and not only that they blew away Wall Street’s expectations. Plus: some end-of-week kerfuffle about the pricing on the Performance Model 3. Tons to talk about this week! 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!), please use my referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan7...


A Tesla Beginner's Guide: Buying and Owning Model 3, Model S, or Model X
New to the world of Tesla? Hopefully this podcast will help answer all of your questions and inform you with advice for ordering the car, preparing for delivery, taking delivery, and ownership. Here are the topics covered, with the time codes listed in case you'd like to skip to a particular section:  0:00 - 0. Introduction 5:08 - I. Tesla Car Overview 19:31 - II. Ordering 32:00 - III. Before Delivery 10:10 - IV. Taking Delivery 42:27 - V. Charging and Supercharging 49:33 - VI. Autopilot 57:51 - VII. Mainte...

Episode 168: A Cheaper Model 3 Arrives!
Tesla makes major changes to Model 3’s options, including a brand-new, cheaper option in the form of a “mid-range” battery. Plus: a new Senate bill could renew the federal EV tax credit for Tesla, the million-mile Model 3 motor gets one step closer to reality, Elon Musk gets a wake-up call about service coverage, and much 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...

Episode 167: ‘Safety’ Is Model 3’s Middle Name
The Model 3 is officially the safest car the United States government has ever tested, the Tesla community (including me) reacts to software version 9.0, Tesla’s Gigafactory in China inches closer, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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 ...


Episode 166: Tesla’s Record-Setting Q3
Tesla sets a company record with Q3 production and deliveries, Elon Musk settles – and then spars – with the SEC, a police officer sees a Tesla for the first time during a traffic stop, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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 nu...

Episode 165: V9 Software Details + SEC vs. Elon
[UPDATE: Sorry I couldn't update the show with Saturday's SEC settlement news after recording, as usual, on Friday night. I volunteered at Tesla Fremont all day Saturday and had no energy or time left to re-do the show by the time I got home. I'll analyze it and any follow-ups on next week's episode!] Version 9 of Tesla's in-car software is in testers’ hands and should be in yours very soon. I’ve got all the details of this huge update, which includes even more than most of us thought it would! Plus: the SE...

Episode 164: Five Stars in Every Category
The Model S has a record-setting day at a legendary track, Model 3 gets its much-anticipated US government safety rating, another price increase on a certain option, software version 9 is getting a big new feature, and much more! If you enjoy the 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! Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussio...


Episode 163: Tesla Eliminates 2 Paint Colors
Tesla takes two paint colors off the menu. Can you guess which two? Plus: another Dual Motor Model 3 price increase, executive team changes at Tesla, a new way to buy Model 3 for a select group of reservation holders, and more! If you enjoy the podcast 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! Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion ...

Episode 162: Joe Rogan Interviews Elon + V9 Software Preview
Elon Musk did a two-and-a-half hour interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. I’ve got all the Tesla-relevant highlights. Plus: good news for Tesla owners who didn’t order Enhanced Autopilot with their cars, a sneak preview of Tesla’s version-9 software, 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! Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytim...

Episode 161: Tesla Defeats (Doug) Ford
Tesla wins a legal battle against the Ontario government in Canada, another case brought by Tesla shareholders gets thrown away, Tesla has a new product they’re selling, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://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...


Episode 160: Tesla Stays Public + Jay Leno’s Roadster Ride
Tesla decides to remain a public company, it also sues the Canadian province of Ontario over the abrupt cancellation of the electric vehicle rebate program, Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay Leno a ride in the new Roadster, Gigafactory 1 is getting bigger, 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! Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with...

Episode 159: Jason Calacanis Interview + Elon Musk’s Busy Week
I interview angel investor Jason Calacanis to discuss his long history with Tesla and Elon Musk. Plus: highlights from Elon’s two big interviews this week, an update on Elon’s efforts to make Tesla a private company again, and more! If you enjoy the 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! Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discus...

Episode 158: Elon’s Private Tesla Plan
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 di...


Episode 157: Q2 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis
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,...

Special Bonus Episode: Delivery Day!
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!!...

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


Episode 155: Model 3 Profitability + P3D Test Drive Impressions
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...

Episode 154: US Federal Tax Credit Phase-Out Begins
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 ...

Episode 153: 7,000 Teslas in 7 Days!
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 ...


Episode 152: Cheaper Performance Model 3 + Tesla Pickup Details
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, com...

Episode 151: The First Performance Model 3 Is Born
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...

Episode 150: Roadster’s SpaceX Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
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 ...


Episode 149: Shareholder Meeting Recap and Analysis
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 b...

Episode 148: Consumer Reports Affects Positive Change for Model 3
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! ...

Episode 147: Elon’s Latest Tweetstorm: Model Y, Superchargers + More!
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...


Episode 146: Model 3 Performance Price and Specs Revealed!
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, comme...

Episode 145: Performance Model 3 Release Date Confirmed!
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 numb...

Episode 144: Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis (aka Mr. Musk’s Wild Ride)
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 n...


Episode 143: Model 3 Goes Global
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. An...

Episode 142: Elon Musk Gets Serious About Model 3 Production
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 sho...

Episode 141: Model 3 Dual Motor Update + Model Y Update
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 th...


Episode 140: Model 3 Ramp Makes Progress in Q1
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 disc...

Episode 139: Performance Model 3 Hits the Track?
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 to...

Episode 138: Model 3’s First New Option Is...
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 o...


Episode 137: Elon Speaks at SXSW + a Big Model S/X Upgrade
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 topi...

Episode 136: Goodyear Working on a Better Tesla Tire
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-...

Episode 135: Model 3 Line-Waiters’ ‘Something Special’ Revealed
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 ...


Episode 134: Non-Owner Model 3 Invites Arrive!
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 num...

Episode 133: More Model 3 Driving Impressions
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, comm...

Episode 132: Model 3 Delayed Again + Q4 Earnings Call Analysis
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...


Episode 131: Rethinking the Performance Model 3
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 ho...

Episode 130: Elon Musk’s Next Decade
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 wit...

Episode 129: Model 3 Gets More Efficient + New Model S Wheels
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...


Episode 128: Model 3’s Not-So-Premium Upgrade Package
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...

Episode 127: Production Hell Continues
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 ...

Episode 126: Tesla Pickup Confirmed + 2018 Predictions
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 wit...


Episode 125: Model 3 Warranty Details Revealed
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! 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 ne...

Episode 124: Model 3 Production Boost + Good EV Tax Credit News
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! 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 ...

Episode 123: Federal EV Tax Incentive Update + Ben Sullins (TeslaCon) Interview
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! 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...


Episode 122: Model 3 DOESN’T Win Motor Trend Car of the Year
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! 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, ...

Episode 121: Model 3 Non-Employee Invitations Begin + My Pre-Delivery Suggestions
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! 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 discus...

Episode 120: New Roadster and Semi Revealed, aka Elon Musk Drops the Mic
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! 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 top...


Episode 119: I Drove the Model 3!
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! 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, ...

Episode 118: Model 3 Deliveries Delayed + Q3 Earnings Analysis
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! 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 wee...

Episode 117: “Uncorking” the 75Ds + Model 3’s Long(er) Range Battery
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! 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 t...


Episode 116: No Free (Supercharged) Rides in Model 3
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! 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, ...

Episode 115: Model 3 Scalpers, Tesla Sells Car Insurance + More!
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! 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...

Episode 114: Model 3’s Production Hell + Tesla Semi Leak?
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! 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 to...


Episode 113: More Model 3s are Coming
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! 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 Sk...

Episode 112: All-Wheel Drive or Bust for Model S
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! 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 num...

Episode 111: Urban Superchargers + Tesla Does the Right Thing vs. Irma
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! 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...


Episode 110: Model 3 MPGe Numbers Revealed
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! 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 f...

Episode 109: Another New Model 3 Option Confirmed
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! 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 t...

Episode 108: About Model 3’s Battery Pack, Resale Value + More!
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! 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 ...


Episode 107: First White-Interior Model 3 Spotted + Model 3 Accessories
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! 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...

Episode 106: 20-Inch Model 3 Wheels Are Back + Autopilot Hardware 2.5
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! 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...

Episode 105: More Model 3 Details Revealed, Model Y Update + More!
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! 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 discus...


Episode 104: Model 3 Delivery Event Reactions and Analysis
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! 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 ...

Episode 103: Model 3 Back Seat Details Revealed
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! 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 s...

Episode 102: The Secret Next-Gen Roadster + Midnight Silver Model 3 Spotted
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! 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 ...


Episode 101: Model 3 is Ready + Model S Gets Upgraded
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! 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 n...

Episode 100: Model 3’s Imminent Release Date
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! 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-...

Episode 99: Hints About Model 3’s Range
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! 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 disc...


Episode 98: More on Model 3 Tires + Model X Crash Test Rating
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! 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 nex...

Episode 97: Elon at the Shareholders’ Meeting + Model Y Teaser Image
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! 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...

Episode 96: Visiting the Tesla Factory + More Model 3 Updates
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! 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-f...


Episode 95: Model 3 Battery Sizes Revealed + Signature Red Spotted!
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! 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-...

Episode 94: Free Unlimited Supercharging Is Back...Sort Of
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! 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!...

Episode 93: A Red Model 3 Appears
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! 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 t...


Episode 92: Updates on Model Y, Model 3, Minibus, and More!
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! 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 w...

Episode 91: Tesla Teases the Semi Truck
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! 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 ...

Episode 90: Changes to Model S and Model X
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! 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 1-888-98...


Episode 89: Key Dates Revealed for Model 3, Semi-Truck, and Pickup Truck
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! 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 w...

Episode 88: Model 3 Spotted in the Wild
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! 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 t...

Episode 87: Your Reactions to Elon’s Tweetstorm
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! 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 ...


Episode 86: Elon Drops a TON of New Model 3 Info
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! 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 f...

Episode 85: Model 3 Reaches Another Major Milestone
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! 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...

Episode 84: Tesla Aims to Foil Its Aluminum Bodywork Backlog
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! 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 ...


Episode 83: Model 3 Goes Beta
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! 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...

Episode 82: Model 3 Release Date Starts to Solidify
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. California Tesla owners who have PG&E service, go here for info on the $500 credit you may be eligible for: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/solar-and-vehicles/options/clean-vehicles/electric/clean-fuel-rebate-for-electric-vehicles.page  If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Pat...

Episode 81: A Model S-Driving Hero
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! 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...


Episode 80: Major Model 3 News
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! 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 numb...

Episode 79: Tesla Motors Is No More. Just Call ‘em ‘Tesla’
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! 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,...

Episode 78: Model 3 Gets a New ‘3’
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. 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 Mode...


Episode 77: The 100D Arrives + Model 3 Motor News
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! 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 b...

Episode 76: Ludicrous+, Supercharger Credits, and Elon Musk’s Favorite Video Games
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! 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...

Episode 75: Gigafactory Production Is a Go!
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. 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 Li...


Episode 74: A 5-Minute Supercharge?
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! 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....

Episode 73: Model 3 Remains ‘On Track’ for 2017
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! 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. A...

Episode 72: Tesla Punishes Supercharger Squatters
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! 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...


Episode 71: Supercharger Update + Elon on South Park
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! 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 o...

Episode 70: Tesla Defeats Virginia Auto Dealers
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! 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 to...

Episode 69: Here Comes the 100D
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! 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 ...


Episode 68: Ludicrous Gets Ludicrous-er + SolarCity Merger Is a Go
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! 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 o...

Episode 67: Model 3 Supercharging Details Revealed
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! 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 top...

Episode 66: Model 3 Goes Solar, Model S Goes Glass, Model X Folds Flat
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! 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 t...


Episode 65: Tesla Is Profitable + Solar Roof
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. 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 1-888-98...

Episode 64: Tesla’s Self-Driving Future Starts Now
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. 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 1-88...

Episode 63: Tesla’s Mystery Product Announcement
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! 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 to...


Episode 62: R.I.P. Titanium Metallic Silver and Solid White Paint Colors
**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! If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon....

Episode 61: Happy Birthday, Model X!
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! 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'...

Episode 60: Tesla Sues Michigan, Rolls Out “Dog Mode,” and More
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! 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 S...


Episode 59: Better Autopilot, an Elon Musk Impersonator, and More Wackiness
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! If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodca...

Episode 58: Spotify and Morgan Freeman
Spotify appears to finally be coming to American Teslas, Morgan Freeman shares his love for Tesla and Elon Musk, 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 refer...

Episode 57: Model 3 Supercharging Details Revealed?
Tesla powers through a bit of bad news, but Autopilot improvements are coming, and Model 3 Supercharging logistics may have just been revealed. 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 Mo...


Episode 56: What the P100D Means for Model 3
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. 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 Mod...

Episode 55: 12 Tesla News Stories
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)! 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'r...

Episode 54: Autopilot 2.0 and the P100D Approach
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 t...


Episode 53: Model 3 Gets Attacked
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...

Episode 52: The Gigafactory is Open
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 ...

Episode 51: Elon’s Master Plan Part 2
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,...


Episode 50: Model X Gets Cheaper + Model 3’s Trunk
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....

Episode 49: Elon Musk vs. Fortune Magazine
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 1-88...

Episode 48: Model 3’s Power and an Autopilot Tragedy
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...


Episode 47: Tesla Proposes to SolarCity
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 yo...

Episode 46: Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us, California?
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 o...

Episode 45: Model S Gets Cheaper
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 ...


Episode 44: Model 3 Supercharging Isn’t Free
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...

Episode 43: A Self-Driving Model 3?
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....

Episode 42: Preparing to Build the Model 3
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....


Episode 41: Model 3’s Measurements
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....

Episode 40: Model 3 Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
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....

Episode 39: Model 3 Ludicrous Mode and Tire Sizes Confirmed
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....


Episode 38: What Do Model X’s Teething Issues Mean for Model 3?
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....

Episode 37: Meet the New Model S
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....

Episode 36: Elon Reveals Many More Model 3 Details
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 pro...


Episode 35: I Rode in the Model 3
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 ...

Episode 34: ‘Twas the Night Before Model 3...
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 ...

Episode 33: More Model 3 Reservation Details Revealed
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 di...


Episode 32: Model S’s New Wheels
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 win...

Episode 31: A Wild P100D Appears
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 th...

Episode 30: Tesla vs. Indiana (a.k.a. General Motors)
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 th...


Episode 29: Finally, A Tesla Anyone Can Afford!
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! Al...

Episode 28: Model 3 Reservation Info Revealed
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....

Episode 27: Lawyer Up, Michigan!
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....


Episode 26: The Death of the 85kWh Battery
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....

Episode 25: A Falcon-Winged Lawsuit
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....

Episode 24: Tesla Makes K.I.T.T. a Real Thing
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....


Episode 23: Tesla's Competition Arrives
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....

Episode 22: Will the Model S Get a Facelift?
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!...

Episode 21: I Drove a Model X (Oh, and Deliveries Have Begun!)
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....


Episode 20: Hello, Launch Mode!
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....

Episode 19: Tesla Heads Into the Middle East, Out of Detroit
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....

Episode 18: Full Model X Pricing Info Revealed
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....


Episode 17: The Model 3 Leaks Begin
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!...

Episode 16: Elon Musk, the Chef
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?"...

Episode 15: Q3 Results and Analysis
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!...


Episode 14: Model S (The ‘S’ Stands for ‘Superman’)
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 t...

Episode 13: Consumer Reports Changes Its Mind
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!...

Episode 12: Autopilot
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!...


Episode 11: Aftermath of the Model X Reveal
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...

Episode 10: Model X Reveal Event Recap
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!...

Episode 09: ‘Twas the Night Before Model X...
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!...


Episode 08: Meet the 550-Mile Model S
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....

Episode 07: The Calm Before the Storm
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....

Episode 06: The Model X Design Studio is Open
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....


Episode 05: Breaking Records and Review Scales
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 NerdS...

Episode 04: Everything is Not Always Black or White
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...

Episode 03: Model X Shoe Sizes and how Tesla is Like the Model T
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 Bl...


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

Episode 01: Ludicrous Mode, Model S Referrals, and Introductions
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!...