Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast on Smash Notes

Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast podcast.

March 19, 2020

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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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

Key points in this episode

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

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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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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 

Key points in this episode

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Elon Musk announces the unveiling date for Tesla‚Äôs ‚ÄúCybertruck,‚ÄĚ an update on the specs and performance of the Plaid Mode Model S, good news for Standard Range Plus Model 3 owners, and more!

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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!

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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.

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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.)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Highlights and analysis from everything Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team talked about at this week‚Äôs Q2 earnings call. Plus: a new game for your Tesla. Lots to talk about ‚Äď stay tuned!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Illinois is the latest state with a proposal to make life difficult for Tesla owners, but it’s in a different way than you might think. Plus: Tesla completes a major acquisition, Elon Musk is being honored this summer for his scientific achievements, and more!

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More great features are rolling out in the latest Tesla software update. I’ll tell you all about them. Plus: your Tesla can now help get itself repaired more quickly, the Model 3 tow hitch is finally a reality, and more!

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

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Tesla shows all its full self-driving cards at an incredibly thorough, detailed, and impressive autonomy event. Plus: Elon and the executive team talk about Tesla’s first quarter and I’ve got all the highlights and analysis, and as if that wasn’t enough, Tesla rolled out MAJOR upgrades to the Model S and Model X. What a week!

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I’m on vacation this week but I’ve got a special show for you while I’m gone. I’ve got audio you’ve probably never heard from Tesla’s very first Fremont Factory open house event in 2011. Take a listen to hear how almost everything Elon Musk said back then came true. Plus, if you missed it last year or it’s been long enough that it’ll feel new again, my interview with angel investor and Tesla insider Jason Calacanis. Enjoy!

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Tesla changes Model 3 options -- by quite a bit -- once again, a new bipartisan bill looks to extend the federal electric vehicle tax credit -- but not without some modifications, and much more!

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Tesla releases their first-quarter production and delivery numbers; the Full Self-Driving Computer, aka Hardware 3, is done and ready to be shown off; Norway achieves a major EV-related milestone, and more!

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Autopilot has quietly learned a big new trick that moves the system one step closer to achieving full self-driving capability on city streets. Plus: Autopilot hardware 3 appears to be finding its way into new-build Teslas, the Superchargers are starting to get their charge-rate upgrades, and more!

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Tesla continues to have trouble doing business in Texas, but this time it affects existing Tesla owners as well as Tesla itself. Plus: Canada proposes new EV incentives that seem to very specifically omit Tesla, the referral program returns in a new format, Tesla says regular maintenance schedules aren’t needed after all, and more!

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The Model Y has been revealed! I was lucky enough to attend the event in-person. Stay tuned for all the details and analysis of the announcement. Why ask ‚ÄėY‚Äô? Let‚Äôs just ride! (And yes, that means I have impressions from my test ride in the Model Y prototype!)

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Tesla announces the unveiling date for the Model Y and offers a few details on the smaller SUV, the first V3 Supercharger rolls out complete with all the answers to the key questions, a key follow-up on the Autopilot price and package changes from last week, and more!

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Tesla finally makes good on its promise to offer a $35k Model 3. But there’s a LOT more going on than just that this week. Autopilot changes, new battery and interior options, the return of the Long Range RWD Model 3, and more!

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Elon Musk talks about autonomous driving in a new podcast interview, Model 3 approaches a production milestone, Party Mode and Camper Mode are the next two modes set to come to your Tesla soon, and more!

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Sentry Mode rolls out, adding an extra layer of security to the Tesla fleet; a really great (great Scott!) Easter egg is discovered in the Tesla app, Bill Gates talks Tesla, and more!

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Tesla has issued a price drop on Model 3, European Model 3 deliveries begin, Tesla acquires a battery company, Joe Rogan makes good on his promise to buy a Model S, and more!

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Tesla releases their earnings report for Q4 2018. I’ve got clips and highlights of Elon Musk and the executive team from the earnings call and analysis of Tesla’s report. Plus big news about Model S and Model X. Stay tuned!

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Elon Musk announces new updates for the Tesla DashCam feature, Model S and X production gets scaled back, we get our first look at the ‚Äúnaked‚ÄĚ version of the 19‚ÄĚ Power Sport Model 3 wheels from China, and more!

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Layoffs hit Tesla ‚Äď I‚Äôll give you the details and my thoughts. Plus: Tesla is offering up a heck of a prize to white-hat hackers, you‚Äôve now got a new option for at-home car charging, the referral program finally rides off into the sunset, and more!

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If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies ‚Äď 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.

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Elon Musk talks up the SpaceX package on the 2020 Tesla Roadster, Tesla breaks ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, the 75kWh Model S and X are going away, and more!

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If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies ‚Äď 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.

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Tesla releases impressive production and delivery numbers for 2018, progress continues on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, notes from my return road trip in my Model 3, and more!

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If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies ‚Äď 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.

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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!

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If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies ‚Äď 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/

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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!

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If you're buying any new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 (yes, ANY version of the Model 3 now applies ‚Äď 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/

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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 ‚Äď 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.

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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 ‚Äď 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!

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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 ‚Äď 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/

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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 ‚Äď 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/

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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 ‚Äď 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/

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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 ‚Äď 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/

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Navigate on Autopilot ‚Äď the latest and arguably biggest step forward for Autopilot in quite some time ‚Äď has arrived, and I‚Äôve 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 ‚Äď 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/

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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 ‚Äď 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.

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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 ‚Äď 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!

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Tesla makes major changes to Model 3‚Äôs options, including a brand-new, cheaper option in the form of a ‚Äúmid-range‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď 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/

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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/

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Tesla sets a company record with Q3 production and deliveries, Elon Musk settles ‚Äď and then spars ‚Äď 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/

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[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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 ‚Äď with Track Mode ‚Äď in a P3D, price increases hit Tesla vehicles across the board, and more!

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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!

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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!!

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I've got first impressions of the Jeda Wireless Charging Pad for Model 3, Model S and X get a price and features adjustment, white interior is no longer exclusive the Performance Model 3, Tesla is working on addressing their bottlenecks in the service department, and much more!

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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A few new nitty-gritty details about the Performance Model 3, the Wall Street Journal gets the first test drive and reports their impressions, Sandy Munro, in his words, ‚Äúeats crow‚ÄĚ about the Model 3‚Äôs profitability potential, and more!

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Tesla reaches their big goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s in one week, a new bill could restore the $7500 federal EV tax credit for the next decade, UK Tesla fans get their first official chance to check out the Model 3, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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The Performance Model 3 gets a surprising and substantial price drop. Whoa! Plus: Tesla’s always-on cellular connection will no longer be free for new buyers, Gigafactory hits a major production milestone, first details on the Tesla Pickup, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise)! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Consumer Reports helps affect positive change for all Model 3 owners, Model 3 may get an optional key fob a la Model S and X, the Performance Model 3 gets an upgrade before it’s even released, and much more!

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Elon Musk drops a ton of new info on Twitter about a bunch of different things, including an upgrade to the Performance Model 3, a big update to Tesla’s remote Ranger service, v3 of the Superchargers, the Model Y reveal, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Pricing and specifications for the Dual Motor and Performance Model 3 are here!!! Plus: Model 3’s first big safety rating comes in, production is ramping up nicely, the P100D S and X get cooler, Tesla wins a dealership battle in another state, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Elon Musk finally reveals availability timing for the Performance Model 3, Tesla becomes part of the storyline on another HBO comedy, Model S and X get a new interior option, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Canada gets hit with a huge wave of Model 3 Design Studio invites, Tesla loses a key department head, the Model 3 gets showcased in China, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Elon Musk outlines his plan to run a much tighter ship at Tesla as Model 3 production ramps up. Plus: good news for Tesla in China, more good news about the long-term battery health in Tesla vehicles, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Elon Musk made a lot of Tesla news this week, including giving a long-awaited update on the availability of Model 3’s Dual Motor version and giving an interview on Model 3 production to CBS This Morning. Plus: a touchscreen performance update for the rest of the fleet, an update on Model Y production, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Tesla releases their Q1 delivery numbers and shows good progress on their production ramp while ultimately falling short of their projections. Plus: an update on the fatal Model X Autopilot crash, Elon Musk’s April Fool’s Day prank, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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A Performance Model 3 may have been spotted at a California racetrack, it may be possible to upgrade your old Model S or Model X MCU after all, FedEx becomes Tesla’s latest big-name customer, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Model 3 20-inch wheels officially go on sale, a big Autopilot update has Tesla owners filled with glee, the Tesla Semi goes on tour, Canadian pricing is revealed, and much more!

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Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Elon Musk conducted a Q&A at South by Southwest and I’ve got all of the best Tesla-related sound clips from the event. Plus: Model S and X get a high-impact upgrade, Supercharger prices have been raised almost everywhere, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Goodyear introduces a new tire that’s specifically aimed at electric cars, Elon Musk drops a few little updates regarding car software on Twitter, Tesla puts their Semi trucks to the test, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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The ‚Äúsomething special‚ÄĚ for Model 3 line-waiters is finally revealed, I stumbled upon a Dual Motor Model 3 in San Francisco, Porsche throws a little shade in the direction of Model S, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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Non-owners finally start getting invited to configure their Model 3s, we get a good look at a white-interior Model 3, how you can win a Musk-owned Model 3 by donating to a charity, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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More Model 3 driving impressions for you this week after I got some additional time behind the wheel of the in-demand vehicle. Plus: the Model 3 design studio gets a minor update, a New Mexico lawmaker wants to legalize Tesla in his state, and much more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise), and the first person to use it also gets a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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The referral program continues for another quarter but with an interesting twist, I’ve got some new thoughts on the Performance Model 3, Tesla’s autonomous driving progress is being questioned after a new California DMV report, Europeans may get a chance to see the Model 3 soon, and more!

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise) as well as a $500 credit towards service or accessories! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support it, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get free unlimited lifetime Supercharging (which is no longer available otherwise) and give me a chance to win a Tesla! http://ts.la/patrick5008 

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

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

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

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Elon Musk goes on a holiday tweetstorm and reveals some interesting new information, including confirmation of a Tesla pickup truck complete with a big new idea. Plus: my predictions for Tesla in 2018, an Easter egg that existing Tesla owners won’t want to miss, and more!

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Details on the Model 3’s warranty are revealed, the federal electric vehicle tax credit is safe, Elon Musk teases some big new software updates coming soon, Tesla owners remain extremely happy with their vehicles, and more!

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Key points in this episode

Model 3 production may be about to go WAY up, another wheel option looks highly likely for Model 3, good news about the federal tax credit on electric vehicles, and much more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

We get an up-close look at Model 3’s near-final wheels (and tires!), Model X finally gets its crash-test rating from the US government, Elon gives a hint about what the next-gen Tesla Roadster will be capable of, and more!

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Key points in this episode

Elon Musk gives updates on just about everything at the annual Tesla shareholders meeting, including Model 3’s Design Studio, Model Y, Autopilot, the semi truck, and much more!

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

Free unlimited lifetime Supercharging is back...kind of, a longtime business colleague gives insight into what it's like to work for Elon Musk, Uber tried to team up with Tesla on self-driving cars, and more!

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Key points in this episode

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Key points in this episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tesla’s big Q3 financial results, Consumer Reports’ latest recommendations on the S and X, Tesla’s new solar products, and much more highlighted one of the busiest weeks in Tesla history.

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

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

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

Tesla busts out a huge third quarter, as they‚Äôd hoped to do, the California DMV isn‚Äôt a fan of the term ‚ÄúAutopilot,‚ÄĚ prospective Tesla owners now have two fewer paint color choices, and more!

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The Model X celebrates its first birthday, Tesla may be primed to have its best quarter ever, someone makes a Tesla hearse, the P100D joins an exclusive club, and more!

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

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

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

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

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The P100D is real, and it’s amazing! I discuss what it might mean for Model 3, plus the other new changes Tesla made to the Model S this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/kevin4901 

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

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

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

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/peter6387 

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

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and give me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/peter6387 

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Tesla shocks the world by making an offer to buy SolarCity, your Model 3 pre-order gift from Elon Musk is finally in the mail, Model 3 gets spotted in the wild, and more.

If you enjoy the podcast, please check out my Patreon at www.patreon.com/teslapodcast and consider a pledge. Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

And if you're buying a new Model S or Model X, use this referral code in order to get $1,000 off your car and get me a chance to win a Model X! http://ts.la/peter6387 

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

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

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

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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

Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning
hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for
next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is
1-888-989-8752.

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


Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


Don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.


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

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


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


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

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


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


And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


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


And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


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


And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


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


And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


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


And don't forget to leave a message on the Ride the Lightning hotline anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show! The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


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


Also, let's get some more calls on the Ride the Lightning hotline! Leave a message anytime with a question, comment, or discussion topic for next week's show. The toll-free number to call or Skype is 1-888-989-8752.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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More (and unexpected) Model X seating news, P85D owners get Ludicrous, Tesla opens a new factory in Europe, and more. Plus: I'll be at the Model X reveal event this week!

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

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

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

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This week on the world's #1 Tesla podcast: Tesla adds another high-profile award to its Model S trophy case, a Tesla superfan (not me) breaks the world record for furthest distance traveled on a single charge in an electric vehicle, Elon Musk heads to late night television, and I take your phone calls. If you'd like to call into the show, the toll-free number is 1-800-606-0697, invitation number 15469.


Links to this week's topics:


Dave T's Tesla Weekly newsletter covers all of the news topics


Visit NerdStyles.com for awesome video game- and geek-inspired T-shirts I made


Follow me on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan


 

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Another busy week of Tesla news! Model Xs in new colors are popping up in the wild, Aston Martin goes electric but takes a shot at Tesla along the way, and Forbes names Tesla the most innovative company in the world.


Also, don't miss the Forbes article mentioned on the show, here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/innovatorsdna/2015/08/19/teslas-secret-formula/?utm_campaign=teslaweekly.com&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Tesla_Weekly_50

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Plenty to talk about this week! We have our first winner in the Model S referral game, the Model X’s shoe size is revealed, more Anti-Tesla FUD from the media, Tesla temporarily loses a key executive, how Tesla is charting an eerily similar historical course as the Model T, and more!


Stories mentioned this week:


AP reporting


Reuters reporting


Bjorn's thank-you video


Tesla tracking like Model T (note: I accidentally credited this to the Washington Post on the show, when the credit should have gone to Bloomberg. My apologies for the error.)

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


Relevant links for this week's episode:


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


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


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

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

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