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Design News Covers Munro’s Upcoming Presentation at The Battery Show

Design News Octovalve Battery Show

Design News Covers Munro’s Upcoming Presentation at The Battery Show

Design News recently interviewed Munro’s own Cory Steuben on his upcoming presentation at the Battery Show and EV Tech Expo Digital Days virtual conference on the infamous Octovalve.

Cory will dive into one of Tesla’s new secret weapon – the Octovalve which Cory describes as, “The world’s best EV thermal management system.”  Cory’s presentation will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 11:15 am. Follow the link above to sign up for the Battery Show and EV Tech virtual conference and read the full article by Design News here:  https://www.designnews.com/automotive-engineering/secrets-tesla-model-y-octovalve

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!

 

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.

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

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

What is in the box? Munro Reveals Its Newest Project

What is in the box NOBE MUNRO ASSOCIATES

What is in the box? Munro Reveals Its Newest Project

Exciting times at Munro & Associates today as we release our newest project – the Nobe car!  Over the coming weeks, we will be covering all of the interesting features of this beautiful little car and Sandy is pumped to not only analyze the existing vehicle but to show how we will improve the design through our time tested methodologies.

As this is just a teaser you will have to stay tuned to find out where this takes us, but in the meantime, please watch this unveiling vignette that in true unboxing video fashion is satisfying to watch:

Click here to watch the video:

 

 

 

Does Tesla back Munro?

Does Tesla Back Munro?

Does Tesla back Munro?

In the latest Munro Live Video, Sandy talks about what will be coming up in future episodes.  Some of the things the audience can look forward to will be work we are doing with the Renault KWID as well as several prototype electric vehicles that you really don’t want to miss out on.

But let’s get down to the real question that many people seem to be asking recently… “Does Munro work for, or get paid by Tesla?”  The answer is an emphatic, “NO!”

Munro has worked with or analyzed most vehicles that have been brought to market over its 32 years of business from pretty much every automaker.  Munro has helped design, analyze, benchmark, or influenced electric vehicles going as far back as GM’s EV1. This being said, when Munro releases reports like the Telsa Model 3 or Y that are sold openly to anyone and are not paid for studies by an individual company for their R&D or product design departments, they are done on our own dollar and we give up all of the secrets that we find, the good and the bad, warts and all.

If a company pays for us to analyze or redesign a product, it is kept secret and you won’t hear about it for years if ever.  If we do a study like the Model Y, we do it on our own volition in order to sell it to a wide audience because we think it has a lot of properties or technology that the market will be interested in finding out.  It is as simple as that.

One thing Sandy Munro is not, is a shill for anyone!  What we found in the Model Y was truly impressive and beyond our initial expectations, for not only Tesla, but the EV industry in general.  Anyone that buys the report will understand once they see what we have found.  This is why we are warning the automotive market in general, that the bar has been raised and they have to get their sh*t together if they don’t want to be left in the dust.  If you are interested in buying the Model Y report, you can view the prospectus here: https://leandesign.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tesla-Y-Sales-Document.pdf

To watch the full video on Munro Live YouTube, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRNb34VpiU

Charged EV Virtual Conference Featuring Sandy Munro on Sept. 2nd and 3rd

Charged Virtual Conference September 1-3

Charged EV Virtual Conference Featuring Sandy Munro on Sept. 2nd and 3rd

Save the Date!  CEO Sandy Munro will be presenting two sessions during the Charged Virtual Conference which runs September 1st to 3rd online.  Sandy will be giving his insight on how 10 of the leading EV motors compare against each other as well as analyzing a few of the top inverters on the market and their technology and finally covering off on the direction he sees the EV world moving to and how Tesla will affect the market going forward.

This virtual conference will be open to the public and is FREE to sign up for

To register to attend click here: https://chargedevs.com/conference

For more information on the two presentations, click on the respective links below:

On Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. ET, Munro will compare today’s 10 Leading EV Motors – https://bit.ly/2Q0evnZ

On Sept. 3 at 4:45 p.m. ET, Munro will present “Tesla’s Inverter Technology Versus Other BEVs” – https://bit.ly/2DRSLbB

 

SAE Detroit – Exclusive Q&A with Sandy Munro

Munro SAE August 19

SAE Detroit – Exclusive Q&A with Sandy Munro

Watch this exclusive Question and Answer session with Sandy munro hosted by SAE Detroit!

Click here to watch!

Munro & Associates has saved companies billions of dollars spanning the gamut of manufacturing industries from aerospace, defense, automotive, marine, medical, heavy industries, MTDM, consumer electronics, and more. Munro & Associates has their own YouTube Channel, Munro Live, featuring Sandy himself. Munro Live offers an in-depth look at the teardown of the most popular vehicles on the market today such as the Tesla Model Y and the Tesla Cybertruck.

Pick Sandy’s brain by submitting questions on the teardown of the vehicles or for information and facts about Munro & Associates.

Questions will be limited to 50 participants.

Submit your advance questions by July 27.

**Important Note: You must be an SAE member to submit a question.

Click on Munro Live at 2:00 p.m. on August 19 to view the discussion.

The recording will be posted on our website after event. For more information, email Stephanie White or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 6.