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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!



Episodes with Smash Notes

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting at Giga Texas, and I’ve got the highlights and analysis from Elon Musk’s presentation, along with the Q&A. Tesla’s CEO gave a Cybertruck pricing update, new Gigafactory news, and more! If you enjoy...

A former Tesla engineer joins me to talk about life at Tesla during a critical time in the company’s history – the run-up to the Model 3 – and how his new company could be the answer to one of the biggest concerns about owning an EV: charging at...

Tesla releases its Q2 financials and holds its quarterly earnings call. As always I’ve got highlight clips from Elon Musk and the Tesla executive team – including their comments on the Cybertruck, 4680 battery cells and more – plus my analysis...

We've learned the first interesting details about the V4 Superchargers. Plus: Tesla continues to gobble up more marketshare in the luxury space, new Model S and X owners get one less thing to take home at delivery, Tesla’s AI boss is leaving the...

Tesla’s production and delivery numbers for Q2 are in, and a surge in June helped stabilize a tough quarter. Plus: Giga Texas is already expanding, a modified Plaid Model S zooms past 200mph, Elon Musk wonders aloud about what Tesla should build...

Tesla is preparing a massive production capability upgrade for Giga Shanghai as Giga Texas and Giga Berlin continue to ramp up, which should set up a huge finish to this year. Plus: it pays to drive a Tesla in Uber, the new head of NHTSA has his eye...

We now know when the Cybertruck will go into production, thanks to a new interview with Elon Musk. Plus: a new ultra-deluxe vegan interior option is made available for any Tesla, Motor Trend bestows another honor upon the Model S, and more! If you...

We knew that Tesla’s stock was going to be splitting, pending a shareholder vote, and now we know how many ways it’s set to split. Plus: Tesla increases new vehicle prices yet again, the Model S Plaid sets a new quarter-mile record for a...

The Cybertruck makes an appearance at an event and provides us an interesting new look at some of its recent changes. Plus: the Cybertruck takes an important next step towards production, Autopilot Hardware 4 also takes a big step towards becoming...

Another deluxe Supercharger is under construction out West – this time between LA and Vegas. Plus: Tesla’s in-car navigation continues to get better and better, Panasonic gears up for mass production of Tesla’s 4680 battery cells, and more! If...

Tesla’s long-discussed drive-in theater, diner, and Supercharging station is finally about to get built. Plus: the Model Y and Model 3 are both the top-selling cars in California so far in 2022, whitehat hackers cracked a Tesla at a recent hacking...

Regular customers finally have the ability to buy the new Giga Texas-built Model Y 2.0…sort of. Plus: Elon Musk gives a history lesson on the early days of Tesla, another AI Day is on the way, and more! If you enjoy the podcast and would like to...