Want to know more about the car that is disrupting the Automotive Industry? Listen to our frequent experiences with Middie, our 2018 First Production Model 3. You'll learn valuable tips on getting the most out of the car as well as be entertained by our adventures. And check out our Audible audiobooks available for sale, just search Audible.com for "Douglas Birk" to preview our ever growing selection!
Off peak charging is something Middie does all the time, and it's still as simple as plug it and forget it. Learn more about this growing trend and, if you're a Texas Tesla owner, find out how to save money charging your car at home using the same software Middie uses every night!
More range tests, now at lower fall temperatures, give us our first indication of the Power of the Heat Pump! And, are people still submitting new voice commands to teslavoice.glideapp.io?
As a 9 year old I experienced my first Porsche ride, and driving the new 2020 Porsche Taycan was quite the experience! You'll learn if my love affair with Middie and Middy is over, and find out if the Model Y is quieter than the Model 3.
We take advantage of having Middie and Middy by performing a range test that produces surprising results. We review Ameren's Managed EV Charging Pilot that just finished along with my first impressions of Speed Limit Sign Recognition in 2020.36!
A Life With Middie exclusive group podcast with representatives from Ameren, the Electric Power Research Institute, and EV.Energy! We discuss an innovative pilot program focused on making off peak charging literally as easy as set it and forget it!
We'll share details of our recent delivery of Middy, our new 2020 Tesla Model Y. You'll learn why it's a different experience the second time around, and discover recent voice command updates, ones that don't work on the Model Y (yet), and others that don't exist anymore (that I'll personally miss!)
First of all... MIDDY LIVES!!! We'll talk a little about us getting ready to take delivery of our LR AWD, MSM, FSD, White Interior, Gemini Wheels Model Y named Middy on July 16, 2020. You'll hear how to get ready for your delivery, how to know the status of your order before you hear from Tesla, and our new segment entitled "And Now, A Word From An…
We'll reveal why we named our Model 3 "Middie", what it didn't have as standard equipment in May 2018 that it has now, do a deep dive on Traffic Light / Stop Sign Control, and finish with a Voice Commands List Update!
It's not normal for me to produce daily podcast episodes... UNTIL TODAY! I'll share my experience with the latest step towards Full Self Driving and what you have to look forward to when you get this software on YOUR Tesla!
You'll learn the specific things that make up a Model 3's two year maintenance cycle as well as how to take advantage of contactless service to maximize your safety during the pandemic.
Along with an encouraging word and recognition that we're all going through "Tesla Withdrawal" during the COVID-19 Pandemic, learn how to take care of your Tesla's battery pack while it sits for long periods of time.
In this last episode of our series on road trips, we share how to navigate when charging options are limited or non-existent. We finish with some tips on driving and using autopilot (or not) in adverse conditions.
As part of our continuing series, we talk about how to make the most out of the supercharging network no matter the variant of Model 3 you have!You'll learn how "the 20% Strategy" will help eliminate range anxiety while speeding you along your route.
Starting with this new episode, we're switching from story telling to sharing what we've learned as we drive Middie AND as she drives us!This episode starts a series focused on road trips. Learn how we planned #MiddieGoesToYellowstone, #MiddieGoesToSpringTraining, and #MiddieGoesToMWTG2019 (Midwest Tesla Gathering) @LifeMiddie…
Tesla doesn't update all cars at the same time. So, getting new software isn't like how it works on your phone.
Celebrate a car built in the land of the free and the home of the brave, Tesla!
Time to look back and realize the change we've already experienced now that we've driven a Model 3 for 31 days.
Bedside assembly was where Middie caused us to be this Sunday morning. And Alexa couldn't save the day.
Our first car show, and while the focus would be exotics, you know who is the star of every parking lot she graces with her presence!
It's time for Middie's first "Cars and Coffee", and we can't show up with Yellowstone dirt! Besides, any car drives better when it's clean...