Author Archives: Alistair Munro

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway!

Well, the votes are in and it is a clear winner.  When announced in the last video that we wanted your input on which vehicle to pick next for Munro to analyze/study next, the hands-down winner was Rivian.  With Rivian being the vehicle of most interest to our group of followers we are in the plans of how we will make a series on this going forward.

But now onto the real topic of the day…  Munro’s 100,000 subscribers give away extravaganza!

From calipers to hood shields, scripts to a high-top table made from a tire and wheel, many Tesla car parts will be up for grabs in this race to 100,000 subscribers.  Over 70 items will be up for award to the next 7000 or so subscribers that we need to reach 100K subs.  We are still unsure how we are picking people but that will probably be announced in the next video.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of these unique items – subscribe now!

Click here to watch the video for more information and to (hopefully) subscribe to Munro Live!

 

Sandy Compares Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck with the Hummer EV

Sandy Munro Compares Hummer EV to Rivian and Cybertruck plus Secret Giveaway

Sandy Compares Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck with the Hummer EV

In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy changes gears and compares what has been revealed about the upcoming 2022 Hummer EV and it’s likely rivals in the EV realm being the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T.

From tank turns to torque, horsepower to handling, all known aspects of these vehicles will be explored and delved into by Sandy.  To get the full details, watch the video here:

Also, if you follow us on Munro Live YouTube if you are lucky enough to be the 100K subscriber, you can receive a special giveaway…

Apple’s Billion Dollar Decision

Apple Billion Dollar decision compared to kippers

Apple’s Billion Dollar Decision

Hello again boys and girls, and welcome to another episode of Munro Live.  In today’s episode we discuss the somewhat controversial move Apple is making where all new iPhone 12 phones will ship without wall chargers or Lightning EarPods in the box to reduce the phone’s environmental impact over time.

Sandy starts off his talk today, comparing the iPhone packaging to a can of “kippers” (Sandy’s favorite aquatic snack since childhood).  We’ll let Sandy explain the rest in the video that you can watch here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHt-oPRhRXw&ab_channel=MunroLive

In general though, Sandy thinks this is both a good move for the environment as well as returning profit to the shareholders by reducing an unnecessary cost.  Beyond saving money by not providing the charger and the earbuds, Apple can reduce box size and internal packaging which, unless you are a hoarder like Cory, will just end up in the landfill anyway.  Moreover, Apple packaging their phone in a smaller box will decrease shipping costs and allow them to ship more due to the reduced volume of the boxes.

What’s In The Box? Munro Reveals

Whats In the Box Halbach Array Sandy Munro Tracy McSheery

What’s In The Box? Munro Reveals

So… are you ready to find out what is in the mystery box from 3 Munro live episodes ago?  If you watched Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up video, you know that there is a cryptic package produced by Sandy at the end of the video and all are left wondering… what is in the darn box?!  Well wait no more, the day has come, the box and it’s content are the subject of this next Munro Live video.

In this episode, Sandy talks with Tracy McSheery from Sapphire Motors about literally re-inventing the wheel, or should I say the motor… Or should I say a wheel motor.  This episode covers heavily the Halbach array effect and how this can be used in the next generation of EVs.

This is a long-format interview that covers lots of ground, but if you call yourself an EV enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this episode.  No spoilers here, just watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eNMYHLmUlA&ab_channel=MunroLive

If you want to learn more about Tracy McSheery Click here:  https://www.phasespace.com/get-to-know-us/about-the-founder/

 

Sandy Munro On The The Past, Present, and Future of EVs

The Past Present and Future of EVs

Sandy Munro On The The Past, Present, and Future of EVs

In the latest installment of Munro Live, Sandy shares excerpts from a video that was made for investors in the EV world teaching them how to perceive the new course of this market by examining the past, present, and future.

There is a lot of great moments in this 22+ minute video, but definitely a quotable takeaway, as Sandy puts it, “It is not the big that eat the small, but rather the fast that eat the slow.”  This of course in response to the established car companies that are moving very slow to bring innovation to market in their new EVs.

If you are an investor and want to get an insight into how Munro views various car companies with some real-world examples, this is a must-watch for you!

You can watch the full video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm7l3YxEF8g&ab_channel=MunroLive

Jalopnik Drops Off The Cheapest EV in the World at Munro

Jalopnik Changli Munro Associates

Jalopnik Drops Off The Cheapest EV in the World at Munro

Well, they warned us… Jalopnik’s own Jason Torchinsky threatened that he was going to come visit Munro after competing in the race “Motorsport 4 the Masses” event in Franklin, North Carolina, and by golly, here they are!

Jason first announced his intention to go on a tour with his newly acquired Changli EV about 2 weeks ago in this article that you can read here: https://jalopnik.com/the-changli-is-going-racing-and-beyond-1845179682

As the Changli, in all it’s 1.1 Horsepower glory, can’t handle a trip of more than 28 miles on a single charge, the car is getting transported around using an F 250 Tremor.  Jason promised to come visit Munro with this oddity of a vehicle after the race so that Sandy could tool-around a bit with it, give some analysis, and lament over the engineering he finds, exclaiming, “everything here tells me I don’t know anything about cars” lol.

To watch the sneak peek video, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7djJtyBdzw&ab_channel=MunroLive

 

 

Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up Part 2

Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up

Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up Part 2

In the second installment of Sandy’s analysis of Tesla’s battery day discoveries, Sandy starts off by answering certain comments and questions from viewers and then goes into more detail about why he thinks the batteries will be a superior solution.  Sandy also reveals where the large casting came from in our last video – Invocast!

From there Sandy Goes back into history and starts talking about other projects that Munro has worked on where we have turned a corner in technology and improved a product or vehicle to the point where we changed the critic’s minds about what could be possible.

Sandy then moves into Munro’s future, working with several new electric vehicles in order to bring low cost and fun transportation solutions to the market, in the form of Arcimoto’s FUV, Aptera, and the Nobe Car.  We address issues like safety, but also cost, delivering to niche markets, and innovation in a burgeoning area of EVs.  Sandy also let’s his audience know that he is open to investors who want to be a part of the future of these vehicles, specifically the Nobe.

But perhaps most interesting of all… there is a surprise box at the end… what will it be???

Watch the full episode here:  https://youtu.be/FQQPyE8bePs

Watch Sandy Make a Tesla Battery Mock-up and His Thoughts On Battery Day!

Sandy Munro Makes New Tesla Battery Mock Up

Watch Sandy Make a Tesla Battery Mock-up and His Thoughts On Battery Day!

Wow, for the Tesla fans out there (and the short sellers) you are going to find our latest video very interesting.  Inspired by the announcements made during Tesla Battery Day, Sandy takes some time out of his regular workday to create a mock-up of the newly proposed battery cells/packs to show just how much of a difference this new battery set up will be for Tesla vehicles.

If you want to find out early, some of Sandy’s predictions about how the new battery packs will be set up in the vehicle, cooled, create more power in a smaller space, and also add to the strength of the structure, then this video is your ticket to seeing some of Tesla secrets before they release them.

Then Sandy moves on to explaining the newly proposed body structure that will incorporate 2 Mega-castings (front and rear) with the battery packs creating the new center body and why this move is such a big deal in the automotive design realm.

Lastly, Sandy makes an impassioned plea to Tesla for… well you will just have to watch:

Round Table #1 with David Tracy of Jalopnik – Bronco vs. Wrangler

Round Table 1 Sandy Munro David Tracy of Jalopnik Bronco vs Wrangler

Round Table #1 with David Tracy of Jalopnik – Bronco vs. Wrangler

In Munro’s first podcast style episode of Round Table with Sandy Munro and David Tracy of Jalopnik, hosted by Kevin Harty, a consultant at Munro, the group discusses the differences, plusses and minuses, of the Bronco and Wrangler.

Sandy goes into some personal history of his experiences with the two vehicles and insider stories from the OEM’s.  But the main meat of this interview comes in the format of dissecting these vehicles, feature by feature.

If you want to hear some great shop talk in this almost 2 hour podcast, click on this link and enjoy the raw talk goodness of Round Table #1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em7FzqzAmFM&ab_channel=MunroLive

 

Three-Wheeled EV – Introducing the Nobe Car

Nobe Car USA Munro & Associates

Three-Wheeled EV – Introducing the Nobe Car

Munro & Associates is proud to announce that they are working with the Nobe Car company on their new vehicle launch.  The Nobe Car is a modern classic design on a three-wheeled EV platform.  The original design comes from Estonia, now brought to the US, and all done within the short time span of a few years (compared with the usual decade or more found with new vehicle lines in other car or sport vehicle companies.

In this reveal video, Sandy Munro presents several aspects of the Nobe car in tandem with the President of Nobe Cars USA, Inc. Mati Otsmaa.  Munro will be working with Nobe to improve its design and make it easier to manufacture while saving costs in order to help bring this car to market even faster.

The Nobe car is electrically efficient while bringing style and nostalgia.  It can go 180 miles on one charge making it practical while having better handling than motorcycle in the snow (you have to see the video to believe it!)

Click here to watch the full interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4OjSJrgn4A&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=MunroLive