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Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

English, Cars and Motoring, 1 season, 462 episodes, 2 days, 9 hours, 4 minutes
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Tesla Motors enthusiasts looking for a show about the latest news and analysis on the all-electric high-performance vehicle company need look no further. Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast is a weekly show made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we'll cover everything happening with the Model 3, Model S, Model X, Gigafactory, and more!
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Episode 460: Model S and X Get Stunning New Paint Color

Tesla debuts another new paint color for Model S and Model X, and fans of the old Silver Metallic are going to love it. Plus: wheel updates to Model Y and Cybertruck, good news for 2024 Model 3 Performance buyers, bad news for the first-ever known Cybertruck thief, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
5/26/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 459: Major FSD Updates Coming Soon

Tesla CEO Elon Musk details the next couple versions of FSD (Supervised), and I’ll tell you why these are going to be major updates. Plus: some Supercharging team members get rehired, there’s been another price adjustment on the new Model 3 Performance, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
5/19/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 458: Cybertruck Gets New Interior and Wheel/Tire Options

Cybertruck adds two significant new options in the Design Studio for Foundation Series buyers, Tesla appears to be prepping a Siri-like voice assistant for the fleet, more big companies get their hands on the Tesla Semi, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
5/12/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 457: Cybertruck Now Ready for Proper Off-Roading

On this week’s episode of Ride the Lightning: The Tesla Unofficial Podcast, the Cybertruck gets a massive software update that adds a ton of new features, I’ll give you my first impressions of the new Model 3 Performance, more terrible Tesla layoff news as the entire 500-person Supercharging team gets dismissed, and more (including some big Model Y news that broke in the middle of my recording session; listen for that after the main news block). If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
5/5/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 456: A New “Model 2”! Tesla Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call and we got some major announcements, such as a new low-cost vehicle that’s coming sooner than you think, a big price reduction for the purchase price of FSD, the long-anticipated launch of the new Model 3 Performance, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
4/28/20241 hour, 59 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 455: More Model 3 Ludicrous Details Revealed

New details on the imminent Model 3 Ludicrous are scraped from Tesla’s own website source code, plenty of new features and improvements are on the way to the Tesla fleet in the upcoming Spring software update, a big round of layoffs unfortunately hits Tesla, and more. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
4/21/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 454: Wait, Is Tesla’s $25k “Model 2” Really Canceled?

A new report from Reuters says that Tesla has canceled its ultra-high-volume $25,000 car in favor of going all-in on the robotaxi. Could it possibly be true? Plus: Cybertruck will soon get a boost to its Supercharging speed, the FSD subscription price gets cut in half, the Plaid Model S gets sporty new seats, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
4/14/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 453: Analyzing Tesla’s Q1 Production and Delivery Numbers

Tesla releases its production and delivery numbers for the first quarter of 2024, so were all the demand levers effective? Plus: the Model 3 Ludicrous’ formal unveiling appears to be imminent, a professional contractor discusses his experience as one of the world’s biggest Tesla Solar Roof installers, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD as well as one year of free Premium Connectivity. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
4/7/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 452: FSD Beta for Everyone!…for a Little While

Tesla rolls out a fleet-wide one-month free FSD Beta trial in an effort to show everyone how good version 12 is. Plus: another fun new bit of information about the forthcoming Model 3 Ludicrous, Tesla is reportedly considering getting into the van business with Italy, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD as well as one year of free Premium Connectivity. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
3/31/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 451: Will You Wield the Tesla CyberHammer?

Tesla is now offering a particularly unique limited-edition Loot Box referral prize, Elon Musk drops a fun new tidbit about the next-gen Tesla Roadster, another new detail about the new Model 3 Ludicrous has been revealed, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Buying a Tesla? Order with my referral link https://ts.la/ryan731014 and get 3 free months of FSD as well as one year of free Premium Connectivity. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
3/24/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 450: Tesla Warned You Not to Try and Flip Your Cybertruck

Would-be Cybertruck resellers are finding out exactly how serious Tesla is about their no-resale-for-a-year policy. Plus: long-time Tesla shareholders have a chance to get a Cybertruck early, FSD Beta is finally gearing up to come to other countries, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
3/17/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 449: Model 3 Ludicrous Specs Purportedly Leaked

Fresh rumors about the new Model 3 Ludicrous give us its alleged release date as well as its specs! Plus: Tesla is sweetening the deal if you take delivery of a new car this quarter, Tesla executives Franz von Holzhausen and Lars Moravy visit Jay Leno’s Garage, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
3/10/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 448: Elon Musk Gives Incredible Update on New Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk gives an enthusiastic new progress update on the long-awaited next-gen Tesla Roadster, the new Model 3 Performance’s final look has been spied at a promotional video shoot, an unexpected buyer has purchased the three “barn find” original Tesla Roadsters, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
3/3/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 447: Cybertruck’s ‘Rust’ Is Just FUD

The Cybertruck’s so-called “rust” issue has been explained and solved. Plus: Cybertruck gets more official customization options, LG gets ready to start adding to Tesla’s 4680 battery cell supply, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Get your tickets to the imminent Climate XChange raffle – where you can win a fully-loaded Tesla of your choice without any taxes or fees afterwards – by going to  https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ridethelightning  Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
2/25/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 446: My Cybertruck Review

I give you my full review of the Cybertruck after living with it for three days. Plus: the last big domino falls in the quest for universal NACS adoption, the new largest Tesla Supercharger in the world is under construction in California, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Get your tickets to the upcoming Climate XChange raffle – where you can win a fully-loaded Tesla of your choice – by going to https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ridethelightning  Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
2/18/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 445: FSD Transfer AND Lifetime Supercharging Transfer Return!

Tesla brings back FSD transfer as well as lifetime Supercharging transfer in an effort to drive demand in the historically slow first quarter of the year. Plus: Giga Berlin hits another major production milestone, the Cybertruck fleet got its first software update, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Get your tickets to the upcoming Climate XChange raffle – where you can win a fully-loaded Tesla of your choice – by going to https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ridethelightning  Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). 
2/11/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 444: Interview With a Cybertruck Owner

A Foundation Series Cybertruck owner joins me to discuss his thoughts on the stainless steel beast so far, the new Model 3 Performance has a reported production window, Elon Musk’s shareholder-approved compensation package gets retroactively rejected by a Delaware judge, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
2/4/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 443: Q4 Earnings Call Recap, Highlights, and Analysis

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for Q4 2023, and as always I’ve got highlight clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team as well as analysis of what everything on the call means. Plus: the new Model 3 Performance is coming soon, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
1/28/20241 hour, 54 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 442: Cybertruck Is Getting Better Already

Cybertruck has a big physical improvement coming soon via an over-the-air software update. Plus: Panasonic is cooking up improvements to Tesla’s stalwart 2170 battery cells used in the Model 3 and Model Y, the paint colors on the Model S and Model X are no longer free, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
1/21/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 441: New Model 3 (aka Highland) Arrives in North America

The new Model 3, formerly codenamed Project Highland, has now officially launched in North America. Plus: new builds of Model S and Model X get a welcome improvement, Foundation Series Cybertrucks started getting delivered to regular, non-Tesla-employee customers, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
1/14/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 440: Analyzing Tesla’s Q4 Production and Delivery Numbers

Tesla posted its Q4 production and delivery numbers – and thus its overall 2023 figures – and I’ve got reactions and analysis to the data. Plus: New paint colors for the Model Y, our first piece of information on Autopilot Hardware 5, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
1/7/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 439: My 10 Tesla Predictions for 2024

A new year means it’s time for my annual tradition of making a bunch of Tesla predictions for 2024 – and I’ll see how I did last year while I’m at it. Plus: a new report on Model Y’s upcoming Project Juniper refresh, an update on FSD Beta version 12, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
12/31/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 438: New Cybertruck Details From Franz and Lars with Jay Leno

Tesla Design Chief Franz von Holzhausen and Engineering VP Lars Moravy spend an hour sharing insights and previously unknown features of the Cybertruck with Jay Leno. Plus: one of the last major dominoes falls in the quest to standardize Tesla’s NACS charge port, Cybershoes might be on the way soon, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
12/24/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 437: Cybertruck Engineering Tidbits from Tesla Leadership

A group of Tesla executives discusses some new features and innovations of the Cybertruck in a video with Sandy Munro. Plus: there’s bad news about the future of the Model 3’s federal tax credit eligibility, Giga Mexico is officially ready to break ground, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
12/17/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 436: Cybertruck Customer Configurations Begin…Sort Of

Cybertruck reservation holders have begun getting invitations to purchase their trucks…but there’s a bit of a catch. Plus: Tesla clarifies the federal tax credit expectation for 2024 Model 3’s, the Cybertruck might be able to swim a little bit after all, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
12/10/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 435: Cybertruck Delivery Event Analysis: Price, Specs, and More!

Tesla held its long-awaited Cybertruck Delivery Event and I was lucky enough to be there! I’ll recap all of the new information we learned about Tesla’s stainless steel pickup truck, give you my impressions of the event, and so much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl.  Watch Marques "MKBHD" Brownlee's Cybertruck First Impressions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOh12Uhg08  Watch Top Gear's Cybertruck First Impressions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uefydJUbRhc Watch Jason Cammisa's Cybertruck episode of ICONS by Hagerty here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg 
12/3/20232 hours, 2 minutes
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Episode 434: Learning About EV Tires With a Michelin Tire Engineer

Special guest Russell Shepherd, who is Michelin’s Technical Communications Director, joins me to talk about how EVs are changing the tire world, the evolution of tire technology brought on by the likes of Tesla and others in the EV space, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
11/26/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 433: More Cybertruck Tidbits Trickle In

More Cybertruck nuggets of information roll in as the official launch nears, from the configuration of the pedals to the size of the Dual Motor version’s battery pack. Plus: the Cyberquad for Kids is back, the DeLorean’s designer gives his blessing to the Cybertruck, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
11/19/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 432: Matte Black Cybertruck and Tailgate Power Outlets Revealed!

It’s a Cybertruck-tastic week as not only did we learn how many power outlets and what type are on board, but Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen was spotted driving a matte black-wrapped one around. Plus: I had another close encounter with a very clean build, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
11/12/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 431: New Paint Color, New Seats, and the Cybertruck’s New ‘Crab Walk’

Tesla's Stealth Gray paint color introduced at Giga Shanghai for the Highland Model 3 has made it to the United States, but only on the Model S and X for now. Plus: speaking of Highland, the Model 3 Ludicrous is one of a couple of Teslas that has some seat-related news this week, the Cybertruck is spotted “crab-walking,” and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
11/5/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 430: Dual Motor and Tri-Motor Cybertrucks Confirmed for 2024

We now know which versions of the Cybertruck will be built in the first year, courtesy of the US government. Plus: Tesla pulls a demand lever they’ve never pulled before, the Highland Model 3 Performance looks like it’ll be getting a new name and/or a speed boost, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl. 
10/29/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 429: Cybertruck Launch Date Confirmed + Q3 Earnings Call Highlights

Tesla finally announced the launch date for the Cybertruck! Plus: highlight clips and analysis from everything Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team had to say on this week’s Q3 earnings call, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
10/22/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 428: Tesla Finally Offers More Car Colors…Sort Of

Tesla has finally begun offering a bunch of new colors on the Model 3 and Model Y…kind of. Plus: CyberBeer is on tap for North American Tesla fans, Tesla livestreamed an off-road test of the Cybertruck in some famously difficult conditions, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
10/15/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 427: My Close Encounter With a Cybertruck + New Model Y Variant

I had an unexpected close encounter with a release candidate Cybertruck and I want to tell you the whole story! Plus: The Cybertruck UI leaks, Tesla issues more price cuts on the Model 3 and Model Y, a new-but-not-really-new Model Y variant has been introduced, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
10/8/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 426: Gigacasting Is About to Evolve

Tesla’s Giga Shanghai team is reportedly working on the next level of gigacasting that would forge the entire underbody of a car in one piece. Plus: Giga Texas is getting a Cyber Cafeteria, Carmax shares some interesting data about the ICE cars that Model 3 owners leave behind, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/ (don't forget the coupon code RTL). Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist at www.netsuite.com/lightning. 
10/1/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 425: Evidence Found for Highland Model 3 Performance Version

Credible evidence has been found for a new Model 3 Performance after that version wasn’t in the initial Project Highland rollout – and it might be quicker than the old one. Plus: factory tours are back – but there’s a catch, another fun Cybertruck feature has been confirmed, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and plan your next vacation with StorybookDestinations.com.  
9/24/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 424: Gen 3 Vehicle Tidbits + Cybertruck’s Frunk May Be Powered After All

Walter Isaacson’s new authorized biography on Elon Musk is out, and it’s got some interesting tidbits on both Tesla’s $25k Gen 3 vehicle as well as the Robotaxi. Plus: Model S and X get an optional brake upgrade, older Model 3’s get a long-desired retrofit option, Cybertruck’s frunk might be powered after all, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and plan your next vacation with StorybookDestinations.com.  
9/17/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 423: Tesla’s Supercharger Drive-In Diner Gets 1 Step Closer

Tesla’s drive-in Supercharger/diner in Hollywood gets one step closer to becoming a reality, the price of the Model S and X’s yoke goes way up, the three “barn-find” original Roadsters are back on the market, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and plan your next vacation with StorybookDestinations.com.  
9/10/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 422: The New Model 3 Has Been Officially Revealed

The revamped Model 3, codenamed Project Highland, has been officially revealed in China and there’s a lot to discuss! But the huge news doesn’t end there this week, as the Model S and X got massive price drops, and FSD got a price adjustment too – but for once it went down, not up. Stay tuned, this is one of the biggest weeks of Tesla news in the entire eight years I’ve been doing this podcast! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl and plan your next vacation with StorybookDestinations.com.  
9/3/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 421: The Cybertruck Launch Seems to Be Imminent

Cybertruck sightings continue to ramp up as production nears, Tesla tied Lexus for the highest customer satisfaction among luxury car buyers in a new survey, another major automaker has pledged to support Tesla’s North American Charging Standard, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode microSD-based USB drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/27/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 420: Tesla Introduces Standard Range Model S and X

Tesla has introduced a new variant for the Model S and Model X, but is it going to boost sales on those cars? Plus: yet more Project Highland rumors suggest the launch of the revamped Model 3 is imminent (at least in China), one of Tesla’s major battery suppliers has a new cell that can recharge exceptionally quickly, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Invest* in art at Masterworks.art/RTL!  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl  (*This is not an offer of a security or investment advice. See important disclosures at masterworks.com/cd. View all past offerings here. When Masterworks presents the net return of an investment in a sold artwork, “net return” or “IRR” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and expenses, calculated from the offering closing date to the date the sale is consummated. IRR is not indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. For additional information regarding the calculation of IRR for a particular investment in an artwork that has been sold, a reconciliation will be filed as an exhibit to Form 1-U and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.)
8/20/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 419: New Model 3 Project Highland Rumors, Cybertruck’s Frunk, and More!

Rumors out of Giga Shanghai suggest that the Project Highland Model 3 revamp is imminent, the Cybertruck’s frunk is seemingly revealed and it’s causing a lot of discussion in the Tesla community. Plus: a Tesla executive steps down, Hardware 4 looks to be different on the Model Y compared to the S and X, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets or $500 off 15 tickets. Hurry – this is the final week, as the drawing is on August 20! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/13/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 418: Meet the Man Who ‘Tesla-fied’ a DeLorean and a Plymouth Muscle Car

This week I’ve got a lengthy conversation with a man who converted a classic gas-powered muscle car into a long-range beast of a Tesla, and is now doing the same thing to a DeLorean. Enjoy! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets or $500 off 15 tickets. Hurry – the drawing is on August 20! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/6/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 417: The World Wants to Buy Teslas More Than Any Other Car

A new report shows that Tesla is the most desired car in not only most of the United States, but also  around the world. Plus: Tesla continues to dominate California car sales, Giga India rumors heat up, a coalition of seven legacy automakers commit to a new nationwide fast-charging network, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win any Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets or $500 off of 15 tickets. Hurry – the drawing is on August 20! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code Lightning for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/30/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 416: Q2 Earnings Call Recap: FSD Transfer, Cybertruck Updates, and More!

Tesla held its Q2 earnings call to discuss its just-completed monster quarter. I’ve got audio clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, including updates on Cybertruck, transferring your FSD package to a new car, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets or $500 off 15 tickets. Hurry – the drawing is on August 20! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Get a free tumbler with any clothing purchase at birddogs.com/RTL. (Or just use the promo code RTL at checkout!) P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Get the best Dashcam/Sentry Mode drive for your Tesla at www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/23/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 415: Important Model 3 Tax Credit Update

Tesla informs potential Model 3 buyers of a key upcoming change to the $7500 federal tax credit, Giga Mexico is about ready to start construction, Tesla opens its second V4 Supercharger, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets. Get your tickets by July 11 to also be entered into the early bird raffle! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. Get a free tumbler with any clothing purchase at birddogs.com/RTL.  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. 
7/16/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 414: Tesla’s Q2 Production and Delivery Numbers Surprise and Delight

Tesla has announced its production and delivery numbers for the just-completed Q2, and the tallies are pleasantly surprising. Plus: a small but significant change to the Design Studio for Model 3 and Model Y buyers, a rumored construction-completion date for Giga Mexico, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets. Get your tickets by July 11 to also be entered into the early bird raffle! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. 
7/9/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 413: New Cybertruck Details Revealed

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen showed up at a car show with the latest pre-production Cybertruck, and as a result we learned a few new details about the imminent stainless steel beast. Plus: more automakers sign on to use the North American Charging Standard, Tesla rolls out its first bit of advertising, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets. Get your tickets by July 11 to also be entered into the early bird raffle! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. 
7/2/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 412: The Most American-Made Cars Are S3XY

Tesla doesn’t just take the top spot in Cars.com’s analysis of the most American cars – it takes the top four spots. Plus: more details emerge about Model 3’s upcoming Project Highland revamp, the Cybertruck travels to the opposite end of the world for winter testing, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets. Get your tickets by July 11 to also be entered into the early bird raffle! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/25/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 411: Model 3’s ‘Project Highland’ Revamp Gets Ventilated Seats

More rumors about the features of the Model 3’s imminent Project Highland revamp, including video evidence of one of those rumors being true. Plus: a Cybertruck prototype is spotted rocking a look we haven’t seen before, new EV owners are overwhelmingly choosing the Model 3 and Model Y versus offerings from other automakers, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Win a Tesla (including a Cybertruck) and help a great cause! Get your tickets today at CCFraffle.com and use the promo code RTL to get a $25 discount on two tickets. Get your tickets by July 11 to also be entered into the early bird raffle! Go to xcelerateauto.com/xcare to find the extended warranty policy that's right for you and your Tesla, and don’t forget to use the discount code “Lightning” for $100 off your purchase. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/18/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 410: Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) Has Won

GM has joined Ford in adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard for its next generation of EVs. Plus: Giga Nevada is cranking up production on battery cells…but not the 4680s, Tesla’s negotiations for a Gigafactory in India appear to be getting more serious, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/11/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 409: Model 3’s Project Highland Revamp Appears to Be Imminent

Word from Giga Shanghai is that Tesla's Model 3 Project Highland prototypes are rolling off the line and thus making the revamped sedan’s debut imminent. Plus: a stash of original Tesla Roadsters in Maryland is rotting away…on purpose, the “barn find” Roadsters are going to sell for huge money, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/4/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 408: Model Y Gets V4 Autopilot Hardware

Autopilot Hardware 4 is starting to roll out on the Model Y, Tesla and Ford forge a huge charging alliance, Elon Musk says the next Gigafactory announcement is coming this year, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/28/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 407: Tesla Shareholder Meeting Recap: Cybertruck, Roadster, and More!

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting this week, and there’s plenty to talk about! The topics include the Cybertruck, Tesla’s next cars (plural), Optimus, the next-gen Roadster, and more! I’ve got highlight clips from Elon Musk and analysis of all of the information presented. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/21/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 406: City Converts ENTIRE Police Fleet to Teslas!

A Southern California city takes the boldest step towards introducing EVs into its police fleet by replacing its entire fleet with Teslas. Plus: Tesla’s oldest partner is behind schedule on its 4680 battery cell production, the referral program has returned, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/14/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 405: The Model 3 LR AWD Is Back + 3 “New” 2010 Roadsters Found!

Tesla has made the long-dormant Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive variant available once again, but not everything is exactly the way it was before. Plus: three “barn find” original Roadsters are discovered with zero miles on the odometers, the Model S Plaid finally gets its Track Package that unlocks its 200 mph top speed, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/7/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 404: An Old Model 3 Variant Returns (Sort Of…) + GigaBier Taste Test

Tesla is reportedly bringing back a Model 3 variant we haven’t seen in a few years, Munro and Associates makes a huge observation about the Cybertruck, I got my hands on some Tesla GigaBier from Europe, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/30/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 403: Q1 Earnings Call Recap, Highlights, and Analysis

Tesla held its Q1 earnings call, and as always I’ve got all of the highlights and analysis from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team. Plus: Tesla adjusts vehicle prices again, the Cybertruck release window narrows, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/23/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 402: Model 3’s New Look Seemingly Leaked

An alleged photo of the upcoming Model 3 “Project Highland” revamp has hit the internet. I believe it’s real and I’ll tell you what I think of it. Plus: a ton of new features are coming to the Tesla in-car UI, including some long-awaited and welcome new accessibility options, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/16/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 401: Analyzing Tesla’s Q1 Production and Delivery Numbers

Tesla has announced its Q1 production and delivery totals, with one of those figures being a bit surprising. Plus: Tesla has released another limited-edition alcoholic beverage, some new Cybertruck job listings lead some to wonder if the stainless steel truck is going to be painted (I'll tell you why it probably won’t be), a cheaper Model Y is now officially available, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/9/20231 hour, 15 minutes
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Episode 400: Cybertruck Sightings Are on the Rise

Pre-production Cybertruck sightings are happening more and more often, thus giving me some data with which to predict a start of actual production. Plus: whitehat hackers at a hacking competition successfully crack a Tesla, Giga Berlin hits a major production milestone right on schedule, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/2/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 399: Model 3 ‘Project Highland’ Changes Reportedly Detailed

A new report has the alleged details on what changes we can expect in Model 3’s upcoming “Project Highland” revamp. Plus:  Tesla finally starts offering extended warranties again (including for Model 3 and Model Y for the first time ever), newer Teslas without ultrasonic sensors are finally getting equivalent functionality via their cameras, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/26/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 398: Tesla Tops USA Luxury Car Sales Again

Tesla’s 2023 is off to a huge start as the company ranks #1 in US luxury car sales for January. Plus: the first V4 Supercharger is now online, Tesla’s latest Autopilot safety report is in, a longtime Tesla analyst is bearish on the Cybertruck’s production ceiling, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/19/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 397: Will the Next-Gen Tesla Be Out in a Year?

Giga Mexico is on an accelerated timeline, with a new report suggesting that the next-generation Tesla could be released sooner than you think. Plus: the Model S and X each get another price cut AND a new paint color, a Cybertruck design patent gets granted, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 396: Investor Day Recap, Highlights, and Analysis

Tesla held its big Investor Day event, and we learned a bit about the next-gen vehicle platform, where the next Gigafactory is going to be, what the near-final Cybertruck looks like, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/5/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 395: Investor Day Predictions + Rumored Model 3 Interior Change

Tesla’s Investor Day is coming up and I’ve got predictions for what might get announced. Plus: the Model 3’s wood dashboard trim is reportedly going away, Tesla is eyeing the acquisition of a lithium mining company, and more! If you'd like to look at and consider signing listener Brian from Michigan's Change.org petition to try and get NHTSA to reclassify the term "recall" when it pertains to over-the-air safety fixes, you can find it at https://www.change.org/p/modernize-nhtsa-s-recall-language-to-better-address-software-vs-hardware-issues  If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/26/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 394: Key Autopilot Hardware 4 Details Revealed

The Tesla community’s resident whitehat hacker got his hands on an Autopilot Hardware 4 computer, and it has answered many of our biggest burning questions about the upcoming sensor suite change. Plus: Tesla partners up with the US government to open up some of the Supercharger network to other EVs, the Model Y and the Model 3 dominated California’s new car sales in 2022, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/19/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 393: Special Guest Sandy Munro Talks Cybertruck and More!

Sandy Munro, aka “The Teardown Titan,” returns to discuss Tesla from his unique manufacturing-expert point of view – including the latest Cybertruck sightings. Plus: Tesla tweaks Model Y and Model 3 prices again, FSD Beta version 11 appears to finally be imminent, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/12/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 392: Model Y Climbs Best-Selling Cars List + New Beta Cybertruck Sighting

Model Y is rapidly rising up the rankings of the world’s best-selling cars, the latest Cybertruck beta version shows off a new styling feature, a Giga Mexico announcement seems more certain and imminent than ever, Tesla is the best brand at stealing customers – and keeping them for a long time, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/5/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 391: Q4 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

Tesla held its Q4 earnings call, and as always I’ve got the highlight clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team as well as analysis of all the big news from the event, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/29/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 390: Tesla Takes #1 Luxury Car Ranking in the USA

Tesla has zipped past all of its competitors to become America’s best-selling luxury brand. Plus: some takeaways from my Franz von Holzhausen interview last week, Tesla has cracked Brand Finance's list of the World's Top 25 Most Valuable Brand rankings, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/22/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 389: Special Guest Franz von Holzhausen Talks Cybertruck, Roadster, and More!

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen joins me for his second interview on this show! Our almost hour-long discussion covers the Cybertruck, next-gen Roadster, the new Model S, and much more! Plus: after the interview I analyze Tesla’s huge across-the-board price cuts that happened this week as well. TIMECODES: 0:47 Podcast intro 3:02 Franz interview begins 3:29 Petersen Auto Museum's Tesla exhibit 6:51 Was the Cybertruck inspired by the DeLorean? 8:39 Removing scratches from the Cybertruck's stainless steel finish 10:54 Customizing the finish of a Cybertruck? 13:56 Cybertruck Easter egg 17:51 Did Franz expect the reactions to the Cybertruck's design? 20:38 No other car company would greenlight something like the Cybertruck 22:06 Will there be a Cybercar? 22:58 Is the Cybertruck design done? 24:15 The Cybertruck's doors 24:49 Yoke steering on the Cybertruck 25:23 Are there features on the Cybertruck we don't know about yet? 26:39 What Franz thinks of the other EV pickup trucks 28:08 Next-gen Roadster status update 29:59 Constantly working on the Model S 31:14 How long was the Model S refresh in the works? 33:09 The new steering wheel option on the Model S and Model X 34:08 The recent design change to the back of the Model S and Model X 35:55 Cybertruck don't need no stinking badges 36:19 Franz on the capacitive touch buttons on the yoke 37:22 New Model S's much lower drag coefficient 39:30 How many times has the Model S been completely redesigned under the skin? 40:24 Franz on Tesla seats 41:38 How full autonomy changes Franz's thought process 42:55 Vehicle paint colors 45:30 Will the stalks get deleted on the Model 3 and Model Y too? 46:26 Franz's thoughts on the Model Y likely becoming the world's best-selling passenger vehicle 48:25 Franz on Tesla vehicle safety 49:36 Franz's relationship with the Berlin and Shanghai Design Studios 50:40 Shortening the time between design and production 52:09 How has Franz's skillset grown in his time at Tesla? 53:29 If Franz could start the Model 3 over, what would he do? 54:40 Model 3 moving to the 4680 battery cells and structural battery pack? 55:32 What does Franz want his legacy to be? 56:49 What did Franz work on today? 58:15 Non-interview news: Tesla slashes vehicle prices across the board 1:12:37 Outro
1/15/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 388: Q4 Production Analysis + Model S/X Get a Steering Wheel

Tesla’s Q4 production and delivery numbers are in, and I’ve got reactions and analysis. Plus: Tesla announces its first event of the year, Hertz’s big Model 3 investment is already paying off, the Model S and X get a steering wheel option as well as a few other tweaks, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/8/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 387: My 2023 Tesla Predictions

I make my annual New Year’s predictions for all things Tesla as 2023 gets started, including predictions on Cybertruck, Model 3, and Roadster. Plus: Tesla hits an important production milestone for the 4680 battery cells, California will no longer allow Tesla to market Full Self-Driving as Full Self-Driving, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/1/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 386: Is a Giga Mexico Announcement Imminent?

Mexico emerges as a new frontrunner to get Tesla’s next Gigafactory, Tesla launches Tesla Electric in Texas, the first pieces of the 9,000-ton Gigapress needed to build the Cybertruck have arrived at Giga Texas, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/25/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 385: Cybertruck Frame Pic Leak + Huge Holiday Software Update

A picture of the Cybertruck’s frame leaks, and none other than Sandy Munro has some thoughts on it. Plus: the holiday software update arrives earlier than expected for the Tesla fleet and brings with it some really fun new features, Tesla rolls out more Megachargers for the Tesla Semi, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/18/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 384: More on the Rumored Model 3 Revamp

A follow-up to last week’s big Model 3 revamp story sheds some light on when we might see the updated sedan in the United States, we’ve got out first intel on what new goodies are due to be included in the imminent holiday software update, another country vies for a Gigafactory, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a monthly pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode (AND the early access!) at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/11/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 383: Tesla Semi Delivery Event Recap + Major Model 3 News

Tesla makes a couple of noteworthy revelations while delivering the first production Semi trucks, a new report suggests that a “revamped” Model 3 is on the way next year, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gives a rare interview and discusses the Cybertruck, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/4/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 382: Tesla’s Major In-Car Entertainment Updates

A number of new in-car entertainment features are on the way for your Tesla, a new report sheds light on the technical side of Autopilot Hardware 4.0, Tesla hits a Supercharger milestone, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/27/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 381: Major FSD Beta Update Arrives

The long-awaited version 11 of the FSD Beta finally arrives, bringing with it the highly anticipated merging of the highway and city-streets stacks. Plus: Tesla might produce a whole lot of Tesla Semi trucks before the year is out, Elon Musk has told the Tesla board who he’d want to replace him if he’s ever not the CEO anymore, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/20/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 380: New Model Y Variant Becoming Official

It looks like the first Model Y with 4680 battery cells is about to go national. Plus: your Tesla is about to get a new productivity app, Tesla sets its sights on making its charging port the national standard, and more!  If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  P.S. Here's the link to that Sandy Munro interview I did at TeslaCon Florida that I mentioned on this week's show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjU4axCp6M 
11/13/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 379: Cybertruck Production Update

An exclusive report from Reuters gives us a key update on Cybertruck production. Plus: we’ve got new updates on production and expansion projects from both Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, a huge new museum exhibit features some of the rarest Tesla prototypes ever, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/6/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 378: Two Glorious New Paint Colors Arrive…for Europe

Two dazzling new paint colors debut in Giga Berlin, Autopilot Hardware 4.0 may already be shipping to Tesla from suppliers, the tiniest Tesla gets a recall, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/30/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 377: Q3 Earnings Call Recap - Cybertruck Beta News, Semi Battery Surprise, and More!

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for the third quarter, and as usual I’ve got all of the highlights from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, plus a recap and analysis of the event – including news about the Cybertuck beta vehicles and a Tesla Semi battery surprise – as well as the most notable excerpts from the shareholder letter. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/23/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 376: Tesla Beats German Car Companies on Their Home Turf

Tesla tops the sales charts in Germany, Giga Shanghai has beaten its own production record, the Cybertruck gets its first aftermarket wheel option from Unplugged Performance and Christian von Koenigsegg, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/16/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 375: Tesla Makes Big Change to Model 3 and Y

The Model 3 and Model Y are changing in appearance (but you’ll never guess how), Tesla announces another record-breaking quarter of production and deliveries, the Tesla Semi finally gets a launch date, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/9/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 374: AI Day 2022 Recap + Cybertruck’s New “Feature”

Tesla held its second and now annual AI Day, and I’ve got a recap and analysis of the Optimus bot reveal and the big updates on the team’s progress on Full Self-Driving. Plus: Elon Musk talks up a new Cybertruck “feature,” the Fremont Factory expands again, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/2/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 373: Giga Texas Milestone + Update

Giga Texas hits a significant production milestone, and Elon Musk gives an update on Tesla’s big plans for the factory. Plus: Elon returns to Jay Leno’s Garage, Smart Summon and Autopark are about to get upgraded, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/25/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 372: Tesla to Refine its Own Lithium + Radar Returns for HW4?

Tesla continues on its relentless path of vertical integration by planning a potential lithium refinery in Texas. Plus: Tesla is finally happy with its battery supply situation, radar might be making a return in the next version of Autopilot hardware, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/18/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 371: Model Y Is Europe’s Safest Car Ever

Model Y earns major accolades in its recent crash-safety tests in Europe, the Model 3 might be getting a power frunk pretty soon, rumors of Giga Canada heat up, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/11/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 370: Big Change Rumored for 2023 Model 3 and Y

A new rumor suggests that a big change is coming for the Model 3 and Y in the 2023 model year: a new steering wheel with push-button turn signals and no stalks, similar to the new S and X. Plus: a Cybertruck is spotted doing some serious road testing, Tesla has plans to add another battery production facility in Fremont, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Find the right Xcelerate Xcare extended warranty plan for your Tesla at https://www.xcelerateauto.com/xcare and use the promo code LIGHTNING to get $100 off your policy. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any Tesla at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/4/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 369: The Price of FSD Is Going Up Again

Elon Musk announces another price increase for the Full Self-Driving Capability package, and I’ve got a theory about it. Plus: Giga Texas achieves a production milestone, Giga Berlin is almost ready to rock around the clock, the Tesla Semi has emerged from the shadows, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/28/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 368: Interview: Unplugged Performance Cofounder Talks Tesla Mods

Unplugged Performance cofounder Ben Schaffer joins me for a wide-ranging interview about how his Tesla aftermarket mod house got started, plus what mods they have in mind for the Cybertruck. Plus: follow-ups on the new EV tax credit, Tesla drops another included accessory with new Model 3 and Model Y deliveries, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/21/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 367: The $7500 EV Tax Credit Is Coming Back…but With a Catch

The $7500 federal EV tax credit is returning, but not every Tesla will qualify. Meanwhile, a new government paper trail suggests that the next Gigafactory location could be in Canada. Plus: some good news about the long-awaited Tesla Semi, Model Y and Model 3 sales continue to soar, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/14/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 366: Shareholder Meeting Recap and Analysis

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting at Giga Texas, and I’ve got the highlights and analysis from Elon Musk’s presentation, along with the Q&A. Tesla’s CEO gave a Cybertruck pricing update, new Gigafactory news, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level, like early access to each episode at the $5 tier and that plus the weekly Lightning Round bonus mini-episode at the $10 tier! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/7/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 365: Interview With a Former Tesla Engineer

A former Tesla engineer joins me to talk about life at Tesla during a critical time in the company’s history – the run-up to the Model 3 – and how his new company could be the answer to one of the biggest concerns about owning an EV: charging at an apartment complex. After the interview, check out Orange at www.orangecharger.com  If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge, which starts at just $5. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/31/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 364: Q2 Earnings Call Recap, Highlights, and Analysis

Tesla releases its Q2 financials and holds its quarterly earnings call. As always I’ve got highlight clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team – including their comments on the Cybertruck, 4680 battery cells and more – plus my analysis of one of the strangest quarters in recent Tesla history. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge, which starts at just $5. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/24/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 363: First V4 Supercharger Details

We've learned the first interesting details about the V4 Superchargers. Plus: Tesla continues to gobble up more marketshare in the luxury space, new Model S and X owners get one less thing to take home at delivery, Tesla’s AI boss is leaving the company, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge, which starts at just $5. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB Hub Console for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/17/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 362: Tesla Production Hangs Tough During Bumpy Q2

Tesla’s production and delivery numbers for Q2 are in, and a surge in June helped stabilize a tough quarter. Plus: Giga Texas is already expanding, a modified Plaid Model S zooms past 200mph, Elon Musk wonders aloud about what Tesla should build next, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge, which starts at just $5. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/10/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 361: Tesla Preps Factories For MASSIVE Q4

Tesla is preparing a massive production capability upgrade for Giga Shanghai as Giga Texas and Giga Berlin continue to ramp up, which should set up a huge finish to this year. Plus: it pays to drive a Tesla in Uber, the new head of NHTSA has his eye on Tesla Autopilot, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge, which starts at just $5. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are stacking bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/3/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 360: Cybertruck Timeline Finalized

We now know when the Cybertruck will go into production, thanks to a new interview with Elon Musk. Plus: a new ultra-deluxe vegan interior option is made available for any Tesla, Motor Trend bestows another honor upon the Model S, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/26/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 359: Tesla Stock Split Details Revealed + EAP Returns?

We knew that Tesla’s stock was going to be splitting, pending a shareholder vote, and now we know how many ways it’s set to split. Plus: Tesla increases new vehicle prices yet again, the Model S Plaid sets a new quarter-mile record for a production car, the possible return of Enhanced Autopilot, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/19/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 358: New Cybertruck Details Revealed

The Cybertruck makes an appearance at an event and provides us an interesting new look at some of its recent changes. Plus: the Cybertruck takes an important next step towards production, Autopilot Hardware 4 also takes a big step towards becoming reality, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/12/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 357: More Deluxe Superchargers on the Way

Another deluxe Supercharger is under construction out West – this time between LA and Vegas. Plus: Tesla’s in-car navigation continues to get better and better, Panasonic gears up for mass production of Tesla’s 4680 battery cells, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. Grab the SnapPlate front license plate bracket for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/5/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 356: Tesla’s Drive-In Diner/Supercharger Is Finally Real

Tesla’s long-discussed drive-in theater, diner, and Supercharging station is finally about to get built. Plus: the Model Y and Model 3 are both the top-selling cars in California so far in 2022, whitehat hackers cracked a Tesla at a recent hacking competition, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/29/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 355: The Texas-Built Model Y 2.0 Is Finally Available…Kinda

Regular customers finally have the ability to buy the new Giga Texas-built Model Y 2.0…sort of. Plus: Elon Musk gives a history lesson on the early days of Tesla, another AI Day is on the way, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/22/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 354: Elon Talks Cybertruck vs. EV Truck Rivals

Elon Musk floats the idea of suspending orders on certain Teslas while the wait list is so long. Plus: Elon’s thoughts on launching the Cybertruck after its EV pickup truck rivals, highlights and analysis from Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/15/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 353: Model 3 Is #1 in Europe, Model S Plaid Is #1 on the Race Track

The Model 3 achieves a significant sales milestone in Europe, the Model S Plaid wins a notable race in America, Tesla gives us a date for its upcoming annual shareholders meeting, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/8/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 352: Tesla Dominating Rivals in EV Space

Tesla continues to absolutely dominate its competitors in the EV space for the first quarter of 2022, good news for Canadians looking to get their hands on the new Model X, California is about to get the world’s largest Supercharging station, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/1/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 351: Tesla Q1 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

Elon Musk talks about the robotaxi vehicle, Tesla’s record profits, and more on the Q1 earnings call. Plus: Tesla makes a change to what’s included with every new Tesla that’s not sitting well with the community, the new Standard Range Model Y 2.0 from Texas gets a price tag, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/24/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 350: Keeping the Original Roadsters Alive - Gruber Motors Interview

Gruber Motors founder Pete Gruber joins me to discuss his unique role in the Tesla community: servicing, maintaining, and restoring the original Tesla Roadsters as they become collector cars. Enjoy! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/17/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 349: Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo Recap + Tesla Sets Quarterly Delivery Record

Tesla sets another quarterly delivery record as the Q1 numbers come in, Giga Texas holds its “Cyber Rodeo” grand opening, Tesla patents a new heating and cooling methodology for a car’s seats, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/10/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 348: Hertz Adds Model Y to EV Rental Fleet

Hertz surprisingly adds Tesla’s most popular vehicle to its EV rental fleet. Plus: Tesla AI Director Andrej Karpathy goes on sabbatical, Pirelli introduces a new EV tire for Tesla owners, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/3/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 347: Elon Talks New Paint Colors, Future Products in Berlin

Elon Musk talks about new paint colors and new products during his remarks at the grand opening of Giga Berlin. Plus: the base Model Y sells out for the entire rest of the year in the United States, Tesla bags another award, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 346: New Cheaper Model Y Version Imminent?

The EPA lists a new 279-mile-range Model Y variant. What could it mean? Plus: Tesla increases prices across the board – in some cases by a lot, good news for those of you still looking to get into the FSD Beta, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/20/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 345: Tesla Dominates Growing EV Market to Start 2022

Tesla continues to dominate US EV sales into 2022, with three of the company’s four models at the top of the list. Plus: most of the Model 3’s and Model Y’s get another price increase, Giga Berlin is officially ready to start delivering Model Y’s, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  To learn more about Copy My Crypto, go to www.copymycrypto.com/tesla 
3/13/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 344: Tesla Is Reportedly Doubling Down in Shanghai

Tesla has reportedly locked in its next Gigafactory site, and it’s in a familiar location. Plus: the new Model S and X have an interesting new item buried in their firmware, the NHRA has made drag strips more Plaid-friendly, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/6/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 343: New Model S Gets Minor Refresh

The new Model S gets even newer with an update to its taillights, headlights, and Autopilot hardware. Plus: Tesla climbs up the charts of the most desired luxury brands, good news for those of you looking for a discount on your Premium Connectivity subscription, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/27/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 342: Texas-Made Model Y’s Getting Closer

The Model Y “2.0” with the 4680 battery cells and structural battery pack seem to be imminently approaching customer deliveries. Plus: the long wait time for the new Model X is explained, China vies for the next Gigafactory, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/20/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 341: Next-Gen Roadster Update from Franz

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gives a brief update on the next-gen Roadster in a new podcast interview, Hertz is starting to receive its massive Model 3 rental fleet, Panasonic is ready to fulfill a huge order for Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. Every little bit helps and there are bonuses in it for you at each pledge level! And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/13/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 340: Big Supercharger Boost (Reportedly) on the Way

A Tesla insider has details on not one but two upcoming Supercharging speed upgrades, the Model 3 is the world’s best-selling EV for the fourth year in a row, the Fremont Factory earns a notable achievement for 2021, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/6/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 339: Product Roadmap Update + Q4 Earnings Recap and Analysis

Tesla holds its Q4 earnings call, and as always I’ve got all of the highlights and analysis from the event – including Elon Musk’s much-anticipated product roadmap update. Plus as a bonus: new Cybertruck details! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/30/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 338: Tesla’s Impressive New Vehicle Safety Report

Tesla has released its latest quarterly vehicle safety report and the numbers continue to trend in the desired direction. Plus: Canadian Tesla owners might have access to the FSD beta soon, Tesla addresses a critical heat pump issue affecting Octovalve-enabled cars, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/23/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 337: Cybertruck (Reportedly) Delayed Again

The Cybertruck appears to be delayed once again, but thankfully not for too much longer. Plus: we’ve got a date for Elon Musk’s product roadmap update, the Tesla Roadster is likely getting a price increase, Tesla secures a big deal for responsibly sourced nickel for its batteries, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/16/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 336: Tesla’s Huge 2021 (The Numbers Are In!)

Tesla crushes expectations for both the fourth quarter of 2021 and the entire year, announcing some truly impressive year-over-year growth. Plus: Tesla is #1 in not one but two European countries for all of 2021, Model S Plaid gets a software update to increase its top speed, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/9/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 335: My 2022 Tesla Predictions

A new year means it’s time for my annual new year’s "S3XY CARS" predictions for each Tesla vehicle. Plus: the new UI in software version 11 is generating a lot of criticism in the Tesla community, Elon Musk talks full self-driving in a new interview, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/2/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 334: Tesla’s Holiday Software Update Brings Cheer

Tesla’s big holiday software update brings a new look as well as a ton of new features both practical and fun. Plus: Giga Texas gears up for its grand opening, the Tesla Semi gets another big order, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com and use the coupon code NEWFRIEND at checkout to get 10% off of your first order! P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/26/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 333: Tesla Semi Production (Reportedly) Underway!

A new report – with some drone-footage evidence to back it up – suggests that the Tesla Semi truck has entered initial limited production! Plus: Model 3 impresses another law enforcement agency as a police car, Tesla adds more crazy merch to their online shop, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com and use the coupon code NEWFRIEND at checkout to get 10% off of your first order! P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/19/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 332: Upgrades Coming for Model 3 and Y in 2022

A European regulatory agency publishes a list of changes and upgrades coming to the Model 3 and Model Y in 2022. Plus: a more production-ready version of the Cybertruck is spotted on the Fremont Factory test track, Elon Musk promises a big holiday software update for the fleet, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com and use the coupon code NEWFRIEND at checkout to get 10% off of your first order! P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/12/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 331: Cybertruck Gets Quad-Motor Option!

Elon Musk confirms that the Cybertruck will have a four-motor(!) option. Plus: Tesla puts a few crazy new accessories in the online Tesla shop, from a $50 stainless steel Cybertruck-shaped whistle to a $20,000 brake package for the Plaid Model S, the Model Y is dominating California car sales, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com and use the coupon code NEWFRIEND at checkout to get 10% off of your first order! P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/5/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 330: Interview: Tesla Detailing With a Professional Detailer

I sit down with professional car detailer Jeff McGoveran of Immaculate Reflections for a lengthy and detailed interview about taking the best care of your Tesla. From paint protection film to ceramic coating and more, there's a lot to learn. Your questions are answered here as well. I hope you enjoy it! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/28/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 329: Tesla Dominates Consumer Reports Owner Survey...Again

Tesla once again dominates a Consumer Reports survey about owner satisfaction, Tesla’s eating the lunch of all of its luxury-market competitors, the base Model 3 adds some welcome new standard equipment, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com and use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY this week only for 20% off! P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/21/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 328: Tesla Semi Is Delivering...This Year??

A big-name Tesla Semi buyer says his company expects delivery of Tesla’s 18-wheeler soon. Does he know something we don’t? Plus: Tesla is leading by example at its factories with regard to renewable energy, two popularly requested new software features get added to the fleet, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/14/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 327: Model 3 Gets Even Better for 2022

Tesla details the range upgrades for the 2022 model-year cars, and one Model 3 in particular gets an impressive bump. Plus: Tesla buyers stand to get a substantial tax credit if the current US government’s proposed plan passes, Tesla signs a massive battery deal with a major supplier, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/7/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 326: Hertz Orders 100,000 Model 3’s

Hertz makes the boldest move the rental car industry has seen in years by ordering 100,000 Tesla Model 3’s. Plus: not one but three new paint colors emerge for Giga Berlin, Model 3 is taking over all of Europe, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! 10% off any order this week only! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  P.P.S. Check out the full JB Straubel interview I played a few clips from here.
10/31/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 325: Q3 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

Tesla holds its quarterly earnings call for the record Q3 it just completed. I’ve got all of the highlights from the Tesla executive team as well as a recap and analysis of the big news and highlights. Plus: deliveries of the new Model X have begun, some incredibly sad news to report in the original Roadster community, and more. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  P.P.S. Check out the full JB Straubel interview I played a few clips from here.
10/24/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 324: Elon Gives Key Updates From Giga Berlin

Elon Musk drops some important new information while celebrating the about-to-open Giga Berlin at Giga Fest, Tesla co-founder JB Straubel gives a rare interview talking about the early days of Tesla, another toy Cybertruck has been announced, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  P.P.S. Check out the full JB Straubel interview I played a few clips from here.
10/17/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 323: Shareholder Meeting Recap and Analysis

Tesla holds its annual shareholder’s meeting, and as usual there’s a lot to talk about. I’ve got the highlights, recap, and analysis from everything Elon Musk and the team presented. Plus: Tesla’s record-setting Q3 production and delivery numbers, a new dog-related accessory hits the online Tesla shop, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, give Wholesome Bakery's delicious plant-based treats a try, like my favorite, the cookie sandwiches. I promise you that you won't regret it! Find them at https://www.wholesomebakery.com  P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/10/20211 hour, 19 minutes
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Episode 322: The Cyberquad Is Back...Sort Of

The Cyberquad resurfaces (but not like you think), Giga Shanghai ramps up production yet again, Elon Musk is confident that the chip shortage is almost over, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 321: Tesla Breaks Ground on the ‘Megafactory’

Tesla officially starts building its first “Megafactory” while shooting down rumors of the next Gigafactory. Plus: the Tesla car referral program comes to an end after six years, Tesla Insurance looks to roll out in a couple more states soon, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/26/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 320: FSD Button: The Final Countdown Begins

Elon Musk gives some interesting updates on city-streets FSD Beta 10 as progress steadily continues – including a date for when “The Button” will be available. Plus: Tesla tops another JD Power owner satisfaction survey, the Tesla Glass team gives a peek behind the curtain, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/19/20211 hour, 14 minutes
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Episode 319: Model S Plaid Bests the ‘Ring

Tesla sets a new EV record at the legendary Nurburgring race track in Germany, battery production at Giga Nevada hits a major milestone, Giga Berlin gets much-welcomed government support, the Supercharger network is poised for more massive growth, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/12/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 318: Roadster Delayed Again + FSD Finally Imminent

The next-generation Tesla Roadster is now penciled in for 2023, with supply chain shortages to blame. Plus: “The Button” for the city-streets Full Self-Driving beta might finally be imminent, Elon Musk promises a bigger emphasis on opening more service centers, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/5/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 317: Tesla’s App Redesign Rocks!

Tesla gives its smartphone app a gorgeous and long-awaited redesign. Plus: the Cybertruck gets a massive advertisement on the side of Giga Texas, a programming genius who also happens to be a Tesla owner is working on optimizing the UI on the older Model S’s and X’s, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/29/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 316: AI Day Recap and Analysis

Tesla holds its long-awaited AI Day and reveals a Jetsons-style home robot in the process. Plus: Tesla’s production backlog grows again as demand continues to rise, Model Y arrives in Europe with some not-so-subtle camouflage, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/22/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 315: Does a $25k ‘Model 2’ Already Exist? Plus: I Drove the Plaid!

A new report suggests that a prototype of Tesla’s $25k “Model 2” might already exist. Plus: Giga Texas hits a new production milestone, I got to drive a Model S Plaid, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/15/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 314: Interview: Race Car Driver and Tesla Owner Leilani Münter

Former professional race car driver and longtime Tesla owner and enthusiast Leilani Münter joins me to talk about her fascinating life story as well as her Tesla story. Enjoy! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/8/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 313: Q2 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

Tesla holds their quarterly earnings call for another record quarter in Q2, and I’ve got all of the highlights from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, plus analysis on the incredible numbers Tesla reported, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/1/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 312: Tesla Sweeps Podium in 1,000-Mile EV Race

Tesla takes all three top spots in Car & Driver’s 1000-mile EV race, legacy Model S owners are being faced with a tough choice on in-car connectivity, the Tesla Semi might finally be about ready to go into production, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/25/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 311: FSD Monthly Subscription Arrives!

The long-awaited Full Self-Driving Capability subscription option arrives, FSD beta 9 is out in the wild with a small group of beta testers, Elon Musk gives a couple of significant Cybertruck updates as well as information about V4 Supercharging, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/18/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 310: Elon Gives Cybertruck Update

Elon Musk gives a welcome update on the Cybertruck, the long-awaited FSD beta 9 may be out in the wild in the hands of some public testers by the time you hear this, Elon also gives an update on the next major UI update for the Model 3 and Model Y, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/11/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 309: Tesla Breaks its Quarterly Delivery Record...Again

Tesla’s Q2 production and delivery numbers are in, and the news is once again good. Plus: a Plaid Model S goes racing at Pikes Peak and brings home a trophy, Tesla is formally opening up its Superchargers in a couple of European countries, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
7/4/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 308: One Million Model 3’s!

Tesla hits a major production milestone with the Model 3, Autopilot boss Andrej Karpathy gives a talk on vision-only Autopilot, Giga Berlin shows another sign of significant progress, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order of awesome aftermarket Tesla accessories at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/27/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 307: Plaid Model S Owner Gives His 1-Week Impressions

One of the owners of the first 25 Model S Plaid cars joins me to talk about his impressions of the car after one week of ownership. Plus: Jay Leno discusses his experience with the Plaid, good news for future Tesla and EV owners in a couple places around the world, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/20/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 306: I Went To Plaid! (aka the Plaid Model S Delivery Event)

The Plaid Model S finally gets delivered into the hands of the first batch of owners and I was lucky enough to get to be there to experience it. Meanwhile, the Plaid+ Model S has been canceled. Plus: longtime Tesla executive Jerome Guillen has left the company, another update on the status of the city-streets FSD beta 9 build, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/13/20211 hour, 19 minutes
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Episode 305: Plaid Model S Sets Quarter-Mile Record

The Plaid Model S has set a new production-vehicle record in the quarter mile while customer deliveries of the Plaid S got pushed by a week. Plus: a Tesla driver helped capture a suspect in a vehicle-related crime that sounds like it came out of a video game, Tesla beefs up another major California Supercharger, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/6/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 304: Goodbye Radar, Hello Tesla Vision

Tesla passes the point of no return on its transition to a vision-based Autopilot system, the in-cabin camera will now be making sure you’re not trying to pull any Autopilot stunts, the first Tesla Semi Megacharger site has been revealed, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/30/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 303: Roadster 2.0: Zero to 60mph in 1.1 Seconds!

The next-gen Roadster’s SpaceX-boosted 0-60 time has been revealed, Tesla sneaks the Plaid – or maybe Plaid+ – Model S to the track to set some new records, Mattel is back with yet another remote-controlled Cybertruck toy, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/23/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 302: Tesla Demand Is to the Moon!

Tesla reportedly sells out production for Q2 before we’re even halfway through the quarter. Plus: Tesla buys another plot of land adjacent to Giga Texas, but what for? Also, we’ve got a new update on city-streets FSD beta 9 timing from Elon Musk, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/16/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 301: The Cybertruck (For Your Desk…) Is Coming Soon

Tesla confirms they’re working on a scale-model die-cast Cybertruck, the pedestrian warning speaker is now available to a lot of you who don’t already have it, Tesla’s big Santa Monica Supercharger project appears to be back on, a Buffalo doctor is raffling off a Model 3 to people who get vaccinated, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/9/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 300: Q1 Earnings Call Recap, Highlights, and Analysis

Tesla holds its quarterly earnings call for the biggest quarter in its history, and as usual I’ve got a full recap, analysis, and highlights from the call, including what Elon Musk had to say about the switch to a vision-based Autopilot system, the media’s reporting of the recent Model S accident in Texas, an update on the delayed deliveries of the new Model S and X, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/2/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 299: All Hail the Model Y, the New King of Teslas

The Model Y overtakes the Model 3 to become Tesla’s top seller, the full-size version of the new Tesla Roadster still doesn’t have a firm release window, but a smaller version of it does. Plus: good news for future Model 3 buyers, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/25/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 298: Cybertruck Visits Giga Texas

The Cybertruck visits Giga Texas – the very place that will soon build it, Elon Musk gives an update on the availability of the FSD beta download button AND an explanation of why they’re switching to a vision-only system, Tesla sets a date for its next quarterly earnings call, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/18/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 297: World-Record 98-Stall Supercharger Is Coming

Supercharger stations are getting bigger and bigger (including a world-record upgrade at an existing station), Supercharger rates in California see a strategic decrease, a bit of new info on the Tesla Semi, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/11/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 296: Tesla Crushes Q1 Delivery Expectations

Tesla didn’t just have a great first quarter – they set another all-time company record for most deliveries in a quarter. Plus: Autopilot boss Andrej Karpathy talks FSD in a new interview, Elon Musk sets an ambitious production goal for 2021, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/4/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 295: Cybertruck Won’t Have Door Handles?!

The new Model S finally starts to get out into the wild, and we now know more about Tesla’s next-gen “Smart Shifter” feature. Plus: I reminisce about the five-year anniversary of the Model 3’s unveiling, Elon Musk says something interesting about the Cybertruck’s doors, you can now purchase a Tesla using Bitcoin, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/28/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 294: One Step Closer to Cybertruck Factory Deliveries

Texas takes its first formal step towards legalizing the direct sales of Tesla vehicles -- and thus also allowing factory deliveries of Cybertrucks from Giga Texas. Plus: Tesla Tequila comes back in stock...but only for a brief moment, Elon Musk has a new title at Tesla, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link: https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/21/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 293: FSD Beta Program Excitement Continues

The FSD beta continues its crazy rollout as Tesla announces a new plan to bring willing new testers into the program. Plus: Elon gives an update on when we might see the final design tweaks to the Cybertruck, Model S Plaid+ gets a price increase AND a delay, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code RTL), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://everyamp.com/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/14/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 292: FSD’s Release Window Narrows

Elon Musk gives an update on when we should finally see the rollout of the city-streets Full Self-Driving package as well as the subscription option. Plus: Tesla draws up plans for a new largest Supercharger in North America, an important service bulletin goes out for all 2020 and 2021 Model 3 and Model Y, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/7/20211 hour, 14 minutes
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Episode 291: Standard Range Model Y Discontinued

Tesla surprises everyone by taking the brand-new Standard Range Model Y off the menu just a month after it was added. Plus: Tesla has insane EV market share in 2020, your in-car preferences may soon follow you to any other Teslas you happen to drive, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/28/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 290: Elon Talks Cybertruck, Roadster, and More

Elon Musk shares some interesting new details on the Cybertruck and Roadster on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Tesla may have its next Gigafactory location picked out, the Tesla community helps out the local animal population at one of the world’s biggest Supercharger sites, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, get all kinds of awesome new Tesla accessories at https://shop.teslarati.com/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/21/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 289: The $25k Tesla Will Be Revealed...This Year!?

The so-called “Model 2”, aka the $25,000 Tesla, could be revealed even sooner than we thought. Plus: the new United States presidential administration wants to go electric in a big way, Enhanced Autopilot is back on the menu...in Europe, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, get all kinds of awesome new Tesla accessories at https://shop.teslarati.com/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/14/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 288: Special Guest: Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee

Top tech YouTuber and Model S owner Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD, stops by to talk about his Tesla life as well as the recent Plaid Model S news. The interview starts at the 28:53 mark. Plus: automotive teardown expert Sandy Munro sits down with Elon Musk, a new Tesla Semi prototype is spotted in the wild, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, get your high-quality Model Y 3D MAXpider all-weather floor mats at https://shop.teslarati.com/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/7/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 287: Model S & X Refresh Is Official + Q4 Earnings Call Recap

Tesla holds their Q4 earnings call, and I’ve got all the big news and analysis from what they reported -- including, yes, the long-awaited refresh of the Model S and Model X. There are some big surprises to discuss! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, get your high-quality Model Y 3D MAXpider all-weather floor mats at https://shop.teslarati.com/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/31/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 286: Is This Long-Awaited Model 3 Feature Finally Imminent?

Tesla extends its agreement with world-renowned battery researcher Dr. Jeff Dahn, Sandy Munro has mixed reactions to a teardown of a brand-new 2021 Model 3, some great news for owners of older Model S’s and X’s, a long-awaited option might finally be on the way to Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Also, get your outstanding Model Y 3D MAXpider all-weather floor mats at https://shop.teslarati.com/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/24/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 285: Tesla: Where 5-Star Safety Is S3XY

The Model Y becomes the latest Tesla to ace its crash test in every category, a FUD-fueled attempt to drag Tesla’s reputation and stock price down comes up empty, more Tesla models finally get a heated steering wheel, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/17/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 284: Model Y Gets Unexpected Surprise + Expected 7-Seater

The Model Y gets more affordable in the form of a Standard Range version and finally gets its 7-seater option. Plus: Tesla annihilates its previous record for vehicle deliveries in a quarter -- and a year, a new nugget of info about the Tesla Semi’s Autopilot hardware setup, China takes back the record for biggest Supercharger in the world, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/10/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 283: Even More Model 3 and Model Y Changes

Made-in-China Model 3’s and Y’s get some new design tweaks, a few high-profile music services appear to be on the way soon, more cities are adding Teslas to their police fleets, my thoughts on the new in-car UI, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/3/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 282: My 2021 Tesla Predictions

It’s time for my annual Tesla New Year’s predictions of what I think will happen with each Tesla vehicle in the coming year. Plus: good news for those of you interested in the Full Self-Driving software package but not so interested in the $10k price tag, Jay Leno talks up Tesla on CNBC, the holiday software update rolls out to the fleet, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/27/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 281: A Hint of the Model S and X Refresh?

Could a planned shutdown of the Model S and X line in Fremont hint at the long-awaited refresh of Tesla’s two flagship cars? Plus: good news for those of you taking delivery on a new Tesla before the end of the year, England makes a pitch for a Tesla factory, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/20/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 280: Two More Cool New Features Coming Soon

Elon Musk discusses Tesla’s latest capital raise and more in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Japan just became the latest country to set a ban on the sale of new ICE vehicles, Giga Shanghai shines again, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/13/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 279: Where Is the 7-Seat Model Y?

Elon Musk talks Tesla as he accepts an award in Germany. Plus: the Model Y gets closer to reality in China but the 7-seat Model Y is MIA in America, more evidence that 5G connections might show up in new Teslas soon, and much more in a crazy-busy news week! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/6/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 278: Model S Gets Better...Again

The Model S improves its range across the board yet again, the Tesla Semi is aiming even higher for its final top-end range, the mystery of which future Tesla vehicle Giga Berlin will be building is resolved, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/29/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 277: Tesla Joins the S&P 500

Tesla is finally added to the S&P 500 on the stock market, and the stock reacted to that very well. Plus: Elon Musk is hyped up about Tesla’s big holiday software update, the cheapest Model 3 appears to have gone away, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/22/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 276: Tesla’s Supercharger Milestone

Tesla hits a big Supercharger milestone, Giga Shanghai continues to crush every goal thrown at them, a Model 3 joins the taxi fleet in New York City, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/15/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 275: More Cybertruck Updates + Tesla Tequila Is Real!

Elon Musk offers up a small update on the Cybertruck. He also makes good on his promise to offer “Teslaquila” and the results are shockingly impressive. Plus: 5G may be on its way to new-build Teslas sooner rather than later, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. Download the Tezlab app for free at http://tezlab.app/RTL  P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/8/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 274: Interesting Cybertruck Rumors...

A source sends me some rather interesting rumors about the Cybertruck as it progresses through development – with a range rumor in particular having massive implications if it’s true. Plus: the Model 3 continues to get more efficient each model year, European Model Y buyers might not have to wait quite as long as they thought to get their cars, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
11/1/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 273: Q3 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for Q3 2020 – another profitable one for Tesla. I’ve got my analysis of all the news plus highlights from the call by Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, and an update on pricing for the Full Self-Driving package.  If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/25/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 272: Big Model 3 Changes + S, X, and Y Updates Too!

All four Tesla models get some notable changes, highlighted by some more noticeable and interesting tweaks to the Model 3. Plus: the Model S gets a price drop to the exact number you’d imagine that Elon Musk would want to price it at, the first public beta of the full Autopilot rewrite is coming this week, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/18/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 271: Autopilot Phantom Braking Solved?

Elon Musk says that the pesky phantom braking issue with Autopilot has been solved, some long-requested features make their way into your car, Tesla states its plan to expand to a major new global market next year, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/11/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 270: Tesla Sets Another Delivery Record

Tesla sets a new all-time quarterly production and delivery record, the Model Y gets an optional acceleration boost, California announces a plan to become the first US state to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles, a couple of long-requested features are finally on the way, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3/Y (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for any of the four Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
10/4/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 269: Battery Day Recap and Analysis

I was lucky enough to attend Battery Day, and I want to tell you all about it. Stay tuned for all of the news and analysis from the big event, plus a recap of the annual shareholder’s meeting as well! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3 (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/27/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 268: 7 Rumored Model 3 Changes

It looks like the Model 3 has a number of interesting changes coming into production very soon. Plus: Tesla’s biggest Supercharger in the United States so far is under construction, Elon Musk squashes any hope for a Tesla smartwatch app, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3 (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/20/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 267: Small Cybertruck Update + Westport’s Model 3 Police Car

Tesla offers a small update on the Texas Gigafactory that also includes a possible signpost about Cybertruck production. Plus, Westport, Connecticut gets a Model 3 police car, Giga Shanghai moves closer to starting its own Model Y production, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3 (coupon code "ridethelightning" without the quotes), please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/13/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 266: Tesla Telepathy + Randy Pobst Interview

Elon Musk is working on the ability to let you summon your Tesla with your mind, the Model S gets an option change in the Design Studio, Target and Tesla are expanding their Supercharger partnership, I’ve got an interview with professional race car driver Randy Pobst about his experience with a modified Model 3 at Pike’s Peak and helping Tesla develop the Track Mode software, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
9/6/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 265: Model 3 Ditching Chrome Trim?

A new filing by Tesla China suggests that the Model Y’s black trim/chrome-free look might be coming to the Model 3. Plus: did Elon Musk just hint at the possibility of a Tesla jet? Also, a list of cool new features coming to your car any moment now, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 264: Autopilot Hardware 4 Rumors Swirl

Tesla might already have a concrete timeline for their next-generation Hardware 4 Autopilot computer, the Model Y is getting a taillight change, Elon Musk jokes about the new Tesla Roadster’s wheels, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/23/20201 hour, 12 minutes
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Episode 263: Tesla Readying Next-Gen Autopilot

Tesla’s Autopilot rewrite is coming along nicely, Tesla stock becomes more affordable (but for a great reason), Elon Musk possibly hints at what Tesla might show off at next month’s Battery Day, a Model 3 Performance wins a rally race in Western Australia, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/16/20201 hour, 6 minutes
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Episode 262: Elon Talks Cybertruck, Paint Quality, and More

Elon Musk has a lot to say in a new podcast interview from Automotive News, Tesla releases its Q2 2020 vehicle safety report, made-in-China Model 3’s get recognized for their pristine build quality, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/9/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 261: The Model 3 Turns 3

The Model 3 celebrates its third birthday while also doing exceptionally well in new markets, Elon Musk gives an update on construction at the Berlin Gigafactory, your in-car display will soon be getting a bit more fun, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
8/2/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 260: Q2 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

Tesla’s pivotal Q2 earnings call has arrived, bringing with it plenty of big news about the future of the company. I’ve got all the highlight clips and analysis for you. There's a lot to talk about! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  And get your CNCT Model 3 Cooler here: https://cnctcoolers.com/ Click the banner at the top of that page for a 20% preorder discount.
7/26/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 259: Major Model Y News

Major Model Y news breaks that might disappoint some folks but should please a lot of others. Plus: Austin steps up their efforts to land the Cybertruck Gigafactory, Model 3’s are maintaining a very high resale value, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  And get your CNCT Model 3 Cooler here: https://cnctcoolers.com/ Click the banner at the top of that page for a 20% preorder discount.
7/19/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 258: Tesla Breaks Website With...Short Shorts??

Elon Musk’s online troll of short sellers becomes gloriously real, Tesla owners in one Norweigan city are being asked to help solve a crime, Elon’s got big plans for Tesla’s upcoming Berlin Gigafactory, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  And get your CNCT Model 3 Cooler here: https://cnctcoolers.com/ Click the banner at the top of that page for a 20% preorder discount.
7/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 257: Tesla’s Surprising Q2 Deliveries

Tesla’s shutdown-slowed Q2 finishes strong and paves the way for an incredibly bright future in more ways than one. Plus: Tesla’s in-house battery project might be a key ingredient in the Plaid Model S, federal tax incentives could come back for Teslas in a new federal bill proposal, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl  And get your CNCT Model 3 Cooler here: https://cnctcoolers.com/ Click the banner at the top of that page for a 20% preorder discount.
7/5/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 256: Tesla’s Next Battery Frontier

Elon Musk gives a surprisingly revelatory update about the upcoming Battery Day, Autopilot upgrades are on sale for a very limited time, Jay Leno reviews the Model Y, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/28/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 255: Tesla, Texas Nearing Cybertruck Gigafactory Deal

Austin appears to be in the final stages of Gigafactory 5 negotiations with Tesla, a handful of welcome customer-requested new software features are rolling out shortly, your chance to see the Cybertruck on display right now, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Grab the SnapPlate for Teslas at https://livingtesla.com/shop/ref/RTL/. Finally, pick up a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/21/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 254: Tesla Semi and Model Y Go Full Speed Ahead

Two leaked emails from Elon Musk detail the present-day focus on the Model Y and the imminent focus on the Tesla Semi. Plus: Tesla releases its annual environmental impact report, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/14/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 253: Model Y’s New Winter Upgrades + A Tesla Van?

A YouTuber takes a Model Y to Alaska and we learn about a couple of subtle but welcome winter weather upgrades in the process. Plus: Motor Trend reviews the Model Y, the Model 3 gets a new upgrade package in the Tesla online shop, Tesla might be cooking up a van, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
6/7/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 252: Jay Leno Drives Cybertruck + My Sandy Munro Interview

Sandy Munro (youtube.com/munrolive) stops by to talk Cybertruck, Model Y, and more; Jay Leno stops by Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne to drive the Cybertruck, Tesla reduces their prices, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/31/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 251: Is Full Self-Driving Worth $100,000?

Elon Musk confirms an imminent price increase on Autopilot’s Full Self-Driving package, Sandy Munro gives his final takeaways after completing his Model Y teardown, Tulsa makes a grand symbolic gesture in its attempt to woo the Cybertruck Gigafactory to Oklahoma, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/24/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 250: Tesla vs. California

Tesla and Elon Musk go to battle with the state of California over the ability to reopen the Tesla Factory in Fremont, SpaceX puts the Model X to pretty cool use, Reuters gives us a sneak preview of what to expect at Tesla’s Battery Day, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. I'd be grateful. 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/17/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 249: Elon Talks Roadster, Jay Leno Talks Cybertruck

Elon Musk returns to Joe Rogan’s podcast and talks about the new Roadster, Jay Leno drives the Cybertruck, Tesla releases their Autopilot safety report for Q1, whitehat hacker Greentheonly has an important public service announcement for anyone who’s done the Hardware 3 upgrade, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 248: Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

Tesla held its quarterly conference call with analysts and investors, and I’ve got all of the highlights and analysis on the wild call and the fascinating last three months of the company. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
5/3/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 247: Model S (Somehow) Gets Quicker

The Model S Performance’s official 0-60mph time has somehow been lowered yet again, Elon Musk gives a couple more minor updates on the Cybertruck, Tesla Autopilot lead Andrej Karpathy gives a fascinating talk on the state of full self-driving, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/26/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 246: Cybertruck Updates from Elon

Elon Musk describes a few ways in which the Cybertruck has evolved since the prototype, your next Tesla might have a much nicer paint job than what’s available now, I’ve got an interview with a Tesla body repair technician, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/19/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 245: Tesla Sets Reopening Date

Tesla sets a date they’d like to reopen the factory, Sandy Munro continues to provide expert analysis on the construction of the Model Y during his teardown, good news for Model Y buyers who want to tow things, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/12/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 244: Q1 Delivery Numbers + Munro’s Model Y Teardown

Tesla’s Q1 delivery and production numbers are in and under the circumstances they are certainly impressive. Plus: well-known automotive industry consultant Sandy Munro begins his teardown of a Model Y, a big new Dashcam feature is imminent, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
4/5/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 243: Model Y Updates and New Details

Elon Musk and the Tesla team try to help make a difference around the country during the pandemic, Gigafactory 1 ramps down a bit while Gigafactory 3 ramps up, Model Y towing details have arrived, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/29/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 242: Tesla Factory Temporarily Shutting Down

Coronavirus is having far-reaching effects, and despite Tesla’s best efforts, they are not excluded. I’ll tell you about Tesla’s impending temporary shutdown, Elon teasing new software features on Twitter, and more. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/22/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 241: Model Y Arrives + New Rumors

The Model Y is being delivered to customers and we’ve got measurements and more. Plus: Elon Musk continues to contemplate where to build the next Gigafactory in the US, an in-car Easter egg has an Easter egg in it, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my weekly efforts, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/15/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 240: Model 3’s New Track Package

Model 3 gets a Track Package upgrade that includes more than just new wheels, older Model S’s and X’s are finally able to upgrade to the MCU2 center screen, Model Y has a couple of new interior features that the Model 3 currently doesn’t, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my weekly efforts, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/8/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 239: ‘Congratulations, Your Model Y Is Ready for Delivery’

Model Y deliveries are imminent, Hot Wheels is offering you a chance to get your hands on a (toy) Cybertruck this year while we wait for the real thing, Model 3 is officially one of the overall best-selling cars in California, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my weekly efforts, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
3/1/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 238: Plaid Model S Range Revealed

Elon Musk lets me know what to expect from the Plaid Model S’s range, rival automakers are terrified by the awesomeness of the FSD Computer, good news for Standard Range and Standard Range Plus Model 3 owners in winter climates, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my weekly efforts, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 237: Model Y Tire Details Revealed

TireRack’s new Model Y listings reveal some new information about the newest Tesla’s tire sizes, hopes for an Air Suspension option on the Model 3 are renewed and then almost immediately dashed by Elon, Tesla takes advantage of its all-time-high stock price to raise some money, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my weekly efforts, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/16/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 236: Gigafactory 5 in Texas?

Elon Musk suggests that he’s considering Texas as the site of the next American Gigafactory, Tesla updates its car battery warranties, more cameras may soon be put to good use on your Tesla, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/9/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 235: Q4 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

Tesla reports their financial earnings for Q4 2019 and I’ve got highlights from Elon Musk on the call plus a recap and analysis of the news, including a lot of new stuff about the Model Y. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
2/2/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 234: The LEGO Cybertruck Lives

The fan-made LEGO Cybertruck project gets one step closer to reality and gets an upgrade to boot, Tesla releases its latest Autopilot and fire safety report, some good news for Tesla owners in Michigan, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/26/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 233: Is Model Y Imminent?

A new government certification suggests that the Model Y might start delivering even sooner than previously expected. Plus: Elon shows off another fun new upcoming feature for the Tesla fleet, an update on the Tesla Semi, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/19/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 232: Tesla’s (New) Record Quarter + Cybertruck’s First Award

Tesla’s Q4 production and delivery numbers are in, and they’re all good. Plus: Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is officially pumping out Model 3’s, an update on the Bargersville Indiana Model 3 police cruiser, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/12/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 231: Gigafactory 3’s Milestone + Stardew Valley Interview

Gigafactory 3 gets rolling, we’ve got another new Tesla battery patent to learn from and speculate about, an interview with the creator of the newest game to come to the Teslas, Stardew Valley, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
1/5/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 230: My 2020 Tesla Predictions

I have some fun at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 by making my Tesla predictions for each Tesla vehicle in 2020. Plus: a ton of new features arrive in what might be the final car software update of 2019, a German taxi company goes all-in with the Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/29/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 229: Model 3 Dual Motor Gets Faster...for a Price

The Dual Motor Model 3 gets a significant speed boost...if you’re willing to pay to unlock it. Plus: TIME Magazine honors the Model S, Model 3 dominates the sales charts in 2019, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/22/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 228: HBO Go and More In-Car Apps on the Way

HBO and a lot more in-car entertainment appear to be heading to your Tesla in the coming months, Premium Connectivity now comes with a price tag, more Cybertruck updates from Elon Musk, good news from Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/15/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 227: Cybertruck Production Update (Good News and Bad News)

Tesla updates the Cybertruck’s production timing, and you’re likely to either be happy or upset. Plus: Elon Musk gives a hint about the aerodynamics of the Cybertruck, one of California’s busiest Superchargers gets a Megapack-powered boost, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/8/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 226: The Cybertruck Reaction Cycle

Cybertruck continues to take the world by storm -- and a common theme has emerged. Plus: new wheels arrive for the Model 3 Performance, a huge Model Y rumor emerges, another new Tesla patent gets filed, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ Finally, grab a 128gb or 256gb Sentry Mode/Dashcam kit at http://www.puretesla.com/rtl 
12/1/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 225: I Rode in the Cybertruck

The Cybertruck has been unveiled and I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. I’ll give you my first-hand impressions of Tesla’s latest (and most divisive) vehicle, including details of my test ride. If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support my efforts, please check out my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps! And 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/24/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 224: Gigafactory 4 Is a Go

Elon Musk makes good on his promise to announce the European Gigafactory location before the end of the year, more details emerge about the Cybertruck, what the new 1:18 scale die-cast Roadster model might teach us about the real car, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/17/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 223: The Cybertruck is Coming

Elon Musk announces the unveiling date for Tesla’s “Cybertruck,” an update on the specs and performance of the Plaid Mode Model S, good news for Standard Range Plus Model 3 owners, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/10/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 222: Improvements to S, X, and 3

All three Teslas see improvements in a couple of unique ways, the original Tesla gets some special attention, the price of the Full Self-Driving package has gone up as Elon Musk promised, Navigate on Autopilot should be getting a bit smarter very soon, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/3/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 221: Q3 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis

Tesla held its quarterly earnings call for Q3 and the news is ALL GOOD. I’ve got all the big announcements (like the one about Model Y!) as well as analysis, clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team, some notable updates to 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/27/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 220: My Franz von Holzhausen Interview

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen joins me on this episode for a rare interview! We talk about Tesla’s design language, insights on creating the S, X, 3, Y, Semi, Roadster, what his favorite Tesla is, and a whole lot more. Enjoy! (And if you'd like to skip straight to the interview, it starts at the 2:37 mark.)
10/20/201944 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 219: More Hidden Goodies, More Acquisitions

Elon sneaks some clever Monty Python Easter eggs into the V10 car software, Tesla acquires another battery company, plus updates on the Pickup truck, in-car navigation system, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/13/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 218: Tesla’s Record Quarter

Tesla sets a new company record for production and deliveries in a quarter in the just-completed Q3, Gigafactory 3 hits a major milestone, Tesla files a couple of intriguing new patent applications, Model Y is spotted out in the wild, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/6/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 217: New Model S Wheels + New V10 Features

The Model S appears to have some aerodynamic new wheels on the way, a whopping ten new V3 Supercharging stations are getting set to open across North America, the in-car V10 software is rolling out wide and includes a couple of features that weren’t previously announced, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
9/29/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 216: V10 Rollout Begins + Cuphead Interview

Software version 10 begins rolling out to the Early Access Program members of the community, so I’ll tell you all about what’s in it. Plus: an interview with one of the developers behind Cuphead, which is part of the V10 release, additional details on the Plaid Mode Model S, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
9/22/20191 hour, 35 minutes
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Episode 215: They’ve Gone to Plaid!

Tesla drops a big new announcement about a Plaid Mode Model S and Model X update. Plus: a new Tesla patent for a windshield wiper could have significant future impact on two of its vehicles in particular, a notable new change to the latest Model 3s, an update on the Tesla Pickup truck unveiling, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
9/15/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 214: Tesla Vehicles Go Vegan

Tesla’s vehicles are now 100% animal-free, an Indiana police department takes their police cruiser fleet into the 21st century, a few updates from Elon on what features are on the way with the upcoming software version 10, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
9/8/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 213: Tesla Insurance Is Here

Tesla finally launches their car insurance policy offering. I’ve got details on that. Plus: Tesla might finally be getting closer to its long-held dream of getting rid of side-view mirrors on its cars, good news for Tesla in China as well as a couple of the United States, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
9/1/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 212: Good News for Model Y Customers

Tesla adjusts the prices on the Model Y, and odds are you’re going to be happy if you already have an order. Plus: updates on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai AND a possible location for Gigafactory 4 in Europe, Tesla brings another service in-house, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
8/25/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 211: Spotify, Supercharging, and Smart Air Suspension

Elon Musk utters one word on Twitter that makes a lot of North American Tesla owners happy, free unlimited lifetime Supercharging is back for Model S and Model X, an update on the Model 3’s long-awaited Smart Air Suspension, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
8/18/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
8/11/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
8/4/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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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 toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
7/28/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
7/21/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 206: Elon Says No to Model S/X Redesign

Elon Musk shuts down rumors of a Model S and X redesign, one of the world’s biggest Superchargers is getting a massive upgrade, a reported shakeup at Tesla’s Autopilot team, Tesla’s cranking up production in Fremont, and much more! If you enjoy the 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
7/14/20191 hour, 14 minutes
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Episode 205: Tesla Crushes Q2 Expectations

Tesla not only meets but exceeds their delivery estimates for Q2. Plus: Tesla aces an important test in Europe, updates on Tesla’s legal battles in North Carolina and Wisconsin, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad or USB hub for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
7/7/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 204: Tesla’s Skunkworks Battery Project

Tesla makes a big push at the end of the quarter, CNBC reports on Tesla’s secret skunkworks battery project, Top Gear reviews the Performance Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at https://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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
6/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 203: The First Tesla Pickup Truck Is Here...Sort Of

Tesla rolls out a new game for the cars, Beach Buggy Racing 2, and I’ve got an interview with one of the developers. Plus: a particularly savvy woman turns a brand-new Model 3 into a truck, paint options are changing for the entire Tesla fleet once 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
6/23/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 202: Shareholders Meeting Recap + Elon at E3

Tesla held their annual shareholders meeting this week, and I’ve got highlights and analysis of what Elon and the team discussed. Plus, Elon attends the video game industry’s annual trade show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3...which is where 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
6/16/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 201: Model S/X Redesign Rumors

A Tesla insider tells a trusted Tesla community member that big changes are coming to the Model S and Model X. Plus: free unlimited Supercharging with a new Tesla purchase is back on the table, but with a caveat, good news out of Illinois where the 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 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
6/9/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 200: My Elon Musk Interview

What better way to celebrate episode 200 than an interview with Elon Musk himself? Yes, it actually happened! Elon and I discuss Tesla’s past, present, and future, covering a lot of topics in the one-hour conversation. I hope you enjoy it!
6/2/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 199: Elon’s Various Updates

Elon Musk gives a potpourri of updates on various things, a company-wide email suggests that we’re in the middle of a big quarter for Tesla, another state is looking to hike annual registration rates on EVs, Tesla adds a fun new Rick and Morty-themed 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 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
5/26/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 198: Tesla’s State-by-State Battles Take a New Form

Illinois is the latest state with a proposal to make life difficult for Tesla owners, but it’s in a different way than you might think. Plus: Tesla completes a major acquisition, Elon Musk is being honored this summer for his scientific achievements, 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
5/19/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 197: Tesla’s Software Team Keeps Crushing It

More great features are rolling out in the latest Tesla software update. I’ll tell you all about them. Plus: your Tesla can now help get itself repaired more quickly, the Model 3 tow hitch is finally a reality, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
5/12/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 196: Global Good News Roundup

Good news for Tesla fans in the UK, China, and Canada -- all for different reasons. Plus: a Tesla owner who’s quite well-known in the business world holds his own in a CNBC interview, Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting is dated, and more! If you enjoy 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
5/5/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 195: Q1 Earnings + Autonomy Day Recap and Analysis

Tesla shows all its full self-driving cards at an incredibly thorough, detailed, and impressive autonomy event. Plus: Elon and the executive team talk about Tesla’s first quarter and I’ve got all the highlights and analysis, and as if that wasn’t 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 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
4/28/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 194: Best-Of RTL – Tesla’s 2011 Open House and Jason Calacanis Interview

I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got a special show for you while I’m gone. I’ve got audio you’ve probably never heard from Tesla’s very first Fremont Factory open house event in 2011. Take a listen to hear how almost everything Elon Musk said back 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
4/21/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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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! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
4/14/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 192: The Full Self-Driving Computer Is Ready

Tesla releases their first-quarter production and delivery numbers; the Full Self-Driving Computer, aka Hardware 3, is done and ready to be shown off; Norway achieves a major EV-related milestone, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
4/7/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 191: Autopilot Levels Up

Autopilot has quietly learned a big new trick that moves the system one step closer to achieving full self-driving capability on city streets. Plus: Autopilot hardware 3 appears to be finding its way into new-build Teslas, the Superchargers are 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 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
3/31/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 190: Tesla’s Texas Troubles

Tesla continues to have trouble doing business in Texas, but this time it affects existing Tesla owners as well as Tesla itself. Plus: Canada proposes new EV incentives that seem to very specifically omit Tesla, the referral program returns in a new 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 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. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
3/24/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 189: Model Y Reveal Event Reactions

The Model Y has been revealed! I was lucky enough to attend the event in-person. Stay tuned for all the details and analysis of the announcement. Why ask ‘Y’? Let’s just ride! (And yes, that means I have impressions from my test ride in the Model Y 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, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're a returning customer, you can use http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast. No discount, sadly, but it tells them I sent ya!). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
3/17/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 188: Model Y Is Coming & V3 Supercharging Is Here!

Tesla announces the unveiling date for the Model Y and offers a few details on the smaller SUV, the first V3 Supercharger rolls out complete with all the answers to the key questions, a key follow-up on the Autopilot price and package changes from last 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 question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout (or, if you're not a first-time customer, use this URL: http://www.abstractocean.com/?aff=RTLpodcast). And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
3/10/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 187: The $35,000 Promise Is Fulfilled

Tesla finally makes good on its promise to offer a $35k Model 3. But there’s a LOT more going on than just that this week. Autopilot changes, new battery and interior options, the return of the Long Range RWD Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
3/3/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 186: Elon Talks Full Self-Driving

Elon Musk talks about autonomous driving in a new podcast interview, Model 3 approaches a production milestone, Party Mode and Camper Mode are the next two modes set to come to your Tesla soon, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
2/24/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 185: 1.21 Gigawatts!

Sentry Mode rolls out, adding an extra layer of security to the Tesla fleet; a really great (great Scott!) Easter egg is discovered in the Tesla app, Bill Gates talks Tesla, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
2/17/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 184: Model 3 Gets a Price Cut

Tesla has issued a price drop on Model 3, European Model 3 deliveries begin, Tesla acquires a battery company, Joe Rogan makes good on his promise to buy a Model S, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
2/10/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 183: Q4 Earnings Call Recap and Analysis

Tesla releases their earnings report for Q4 2018. I’ve got clips and highlights of Elon Musk and the executive team from the earnings call and analysis of Tesla’s report. Plus big news about Model S and Model X. Stay tuned! If you enjoy the podcast and 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
2/3/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a newly redesigned Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
1/27/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 181: Hack Your Way to a Free Model 3

Layoffs hit Tesla – I’ll give you the details and my thoughts. Plus: Tesla is offering up a heck of a prize to white-hat hackers, you’ve now got a new option for at-home car charging, the referral program finally rides off into the sunset, and more! If 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 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
1/20/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 180: You Will Believe a Roadster Can Fly

Elon Musk talks up the SpaceX package on the 2020 Tesla Roadster, Tesla breaks ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, the 75kWh Model S and X are going away, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at 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 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
1/13/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 179: Tesla’s Huge 2018

Tesla releases impressive production and delivery numbers for 2018, progress continues on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, notes from my return road trip in my Model 3, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my 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 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
1/6/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 178: New Model 3 Wheels + Tesla Predictions for 2019

I try to do a bit better in my Tesla predictions for the year ahead than I did last year. Plus, new wheels are on the way for Model 3, Tesla does right by customers with regard to the tax credit that’s about to phase out, and more! If you enjoy the 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 referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
12/30/20181 hour, 31 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 177: Easter Eggs for Christmas

Tesla rolls out a few fun new Easter eggs just ahead of the holidays, The Boring Company has an unexpected Tesla tie-in, The Performance Model 3 looks like a heck of a deal in China, and much more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, 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 referral code in order to get 6 months of unlimited Supercharging for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Get 15% off your first order at AbstractOcean.com by using the code RTLpodcast at checkout. And if you're ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, please use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
12/23/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 176: Elon on CBS’s 60 Minutes

Elon Musk is interviewed on 60 Minutes, and the interview was talked about all week afterwards for reasons that are bound to have CBS executives sweating. Plus: an update on when we might see the Tesla pickup truck, an update on EV incentives in a 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 vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
12/16/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 175: European Model 3 Orders Begin

European orders for Model 3 have begun, and back in the United States, the Model 3 is putting up some very impressive sales numbers. Plus: a Tesla you probably wouldn’t guess wins a 24-hour EV race, and much more! If you're buying any new Model S, 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
12/9/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 174: Tesla on ‘The Simpsons’

Elon Musk discusses his difficult 2018 on HBO, The Simpsons uses a Tesla in a funny bit, Autopilot usage hits a major milestone, Elon offers a potpourri of updates via Twitter, and more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
12/2/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 173: V3 Superchargers and New Model 3 Wheels

Elon Musk talks more about the V3 Supercharging plans, the Performance Model 3 gets a new wheel option...in China, some great news for Ontario residents who canceled their Model 3 orders earlier this year in the wake of the tax rebate’s sudden 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! https://ts.la/ryan73014 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/25/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 172: Big Changes For Model S and X

Tesla finally makes good on their promise to remove some interior options on Model S and X, and the changes are more sweeping than expected. Plus: Tesla goes to great lengths to try and ensure as many U.S. customers get the full federal tax credit as 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 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/18/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 171: Tesla’s New Patents + New Chairman

Tesla selects a new Chairman of the Board in the wake of Elon Musk’s SEC settlement, Tesla files a couple of interesting new patents, Track Mode arrives, and more! If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/11/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 170: Navigate on Autopilot Impressions + Elon’s Latest Interview

Navigate on Autopilot – the latest and arguably biggest step forward for Autopilot in quite some time – has arrived, and I’ve got some initial impressions. Plus: Elon audio clips from a new podcast appearance, Summon is about to go full Knight Rider, 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 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
11/4/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 169: Tesla Is Profitable!

Highlights and analysis from Tesla’s critical Q3 earnings call. They were profitable, and not only that they blew away Wall Street’s expectations. Plus: some end-of-week kerfuffle about the pricing on the Performance Model 3. Tons to talk about this 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/ryan73014 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 Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/28/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Tesla Beginner's Guide: Buying and Owning Model 3, Model S, or Model X

New to the world of Tesla? Hopefully this podcast will help answer all of your questions and inform you with advice for ordering the car, preparing for delivery, taking delivery, and ownership. Here are the topics covered, with the time codes listed in 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. Maintenance 1:01:24 - VIII. Cleaning and Detailing 1:09:12 - IX. Misc. Tips and Tricks 1:13:29 - X. Future Cars 1:19:23 - XI. Conclusion 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 patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!
10/28/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 168: A Cheaper Model 3 Arrives!

Tesla makes major changes to Model 3’s options, including a brand-new, cheaper option in the form of a “mid-range” battery. Plus: a new Senate bill could renew the federal EV tax credit for Tesla, the million-mile Model 3 motor gets one step closer to 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 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 And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. P.S. Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/21/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 167: ‘Safety’ Is Model 3’s Middle Name

The Model 3 is officially the safest car the United States government has ever tested, the Tesla community (including me) reacts to software version 9.0, Tesla’s Gigafactory in China inches closer, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to 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 number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies!), please use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/14/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 166: Tesla’s Record-Setting Q3

Tesla sets a company record with Q3 production and deliveries, Elon Musk settles – and then spars – with the SEC, a police officer sees a Tesla for the first time during a traffic stop, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, 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 number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies!), please use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/
10/7/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 165: V9 Software Details + SEC vs. Elon

[UPDATE: Sorry I couldn't update the show with Saturday's SEC settlement news after recording, as usual, on Friday night. I volunteered at Tesla Fremont all day Saturday and had no energy or time left to re-do the show by the time I got home. I'll 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 SEC files a lawsuit against Elon Musk, lots of Tesla owners volunteer to help with new customer deliveries and orientations, 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 to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 
9/30/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 164: Five Stars in Every Category

The Model S has a record-setting day at a legendary track, Model 3 gets its much-anticipated US government safety rating, another price increase on a certain option, software version 9 is getting a big new feature, and much more! If you enjoy the 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 to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get a $100 Supercharging credit for your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 
9/23/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 163: Tesla Eliminates 2 Paint Colors

Tesla takes two paint colors off the menu. Can you guess which two? Plus: another Dual Motor Model 3 price increase, executive team changes at Tesla, a new way to buy Model 3 for a select group of reservation holders, and more! If you enjoy the podcast 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 to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 
9/16/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 162: Joe Rogan Interviews Elon + V9 Software Preview

Elon Musk did a two-and-a-half hour interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. I’ve got all the Tesla-relevant highlights. Plus: good news for Tesla owners who didn’t order Enhanced Autopilot with their cars, a sneak preview of Tesla’s version-9 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 anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 
9/9/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 161: Tesla Defeats (Doug) Ford

Tesla wins a legal battle against the Ontario government in Canada, another case brought by Tesla shareholders gets thrown away, Tesla has a new product they’re selling, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out 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 to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 Ordering a Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3? Use my referral link if you don't mind! https://getjeda.com/ref/8/ 
9/2/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 160: Tesla Stays Public + Jay Leno’s Roadster Ride

Tesla decides to remain a public company, it also sues the Canadian province of Ontario over the abrupt cancellation of the electric vehicle rebate program, Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay Leno a ride in the new Roadster, Gigafactory 1 is getting bigger, 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 to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014
8/26/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 159: Jason Calacanis Interview + Elon Musk’s Busy Week

I interview angel investor Jason Calacanis to discuss his long history with Tesla and Elon Musk. Plus: highlights from Elon’s two big interviews this week, an update on Elon’s efforts to make Tesla a private company again, and more! If you enjoy the 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 to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014
8/19/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 59 seconds
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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 discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014
8/12/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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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, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752. And if you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or a Performance Model 3, use my referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging on your new vehicle! https://ts.la/ryan73014 
8/5/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 18 seconds
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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!!
7/30/201859 minutes, 32 seconds