Ryan McCaffrey

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Ride the Lightning: The Tesla Unofficial Podcast is the world's longest-running weekly Tesla show, made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we'll discuss and analyze everything happening with the Cybertruck, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, Roadster,Read more

Popular episodes

Episode 312: Tesla Sweeps Podium in 1,000-Mile EV Race

Jul 25 • 01:16:28

Tesla takes all three top spots in Car & Driver’s 1000-mile EV race, legacy Model S owners are being faced with a tough choice on in-car connectivity, the Tesla Semi might finally be about ready to go into production, and more!...

Episode 311: FSD Monthly Subscription Arrives!

Jul 18 • 01:19:14

The long-awaited Full Self-Driving Capability subscription option arrives, FSD beta 9 is out in the wild with a small group of beta testers, Elon Musk gives a couple of significant Cybertruck updates as well as information about V4 Supercharging, and more!...

Episode 310: Elon Gives Cybertruck Update

Jul 11 • 01:08:54

Elon Musk gives a welcome update on the Cybertruck, the long-awaited FSD beta 9 may be out in the wild in the hands of some public testers by the time you hear this, Elon also gives an update on the next major UI update for the Model 3 and Model Y, and more!...

Episode 309: Tesla Breaks its Quarterly Delivery Record...Again

Jul 4 • 01:12:42

Tesla’s Q2 production and delivery numbers are in, and the news is once again good. Plus: a Plaid Model S goes racing at Pikes Peak and brings home a trophy, Tesla is formally opening up its Superchargers in a couple of European countries, and more!...

Episode 308: One Million Model 3’s!

Jun 27 • 01:17:21

Tesla hits a major production milestone with the Model 3, Autopilot boss Andrej Karpathy gives a talk on vision-only Autopilot, Giga Berlin shows another sign of significant progress, and more!...

Episode 307: Plaid Model S Owner Gives His 1-Week Impressions

Jun 20 • 01:05:37

One of the owners of the first 25 Model S Plaid cars joins me to talk about his impressions of the car after one week of ownership. Plus: Jay Leno discusses his experience with the Plaid, good news for future Tesla and EV owners in a couple places around the world, and more!...

Episode 306: I Went To Plaid! (aka the Plaid Model S Delivery Event)

Jun 13 • 01:19:00

The Plaid Model S finally gets delivered into the hands of the first batch of owners and I was lucky enough to get to be there to experience it. Meanwhile, the Plaid+ Model S has been canceled. Plus: longtime Tesla executive Jerome Guillen has left the company, another update on the status of the city-streets FSD beta 9 build, and more!...

Episode 305: Plaid Model S Sets Quarter-Mile Record

Jun 6 • 01:09:36

The Plaid Model S has set a new production-vehicle record in the quarter mile while customer deliveries of the Plaid S got pushed by a week. Plus: a Tesla driver helped capture a suspect in a vehicle-related crime that sounds like it came out of a video game, Tesla beefs up another major California Supercharger, and more!...

Episode 304: Goodbye Radar, Hello Tesla Vision

May 30 • 01:21:44

Tesla passes the point of no return on its transition to a vision-based Autopilot system, the in-cabin camera will now be making sure you’re not trying to pull any Autopilot stunts, the first Tesla Semi Megacharger site has been revealed, and more!...

Episode 303: Roadster 2.0: Zero to 60mph in 1.1 Seconds!

May 23 • 01:12:36

The next-gen Roadster’s SpaceX-boosted 0-60 time has been revealed, Tesla sneaks the Plaid – or maybe Plaid+ – Model S to the track to set some new records, Mattel is back with yet another remote-controlled Cybertruck toy, and more!...

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