Category Archives: Announcements

Sandy Munro Named Top EV YouTube Influencer

Sandy Munro and Elon Musk on Munro Live

In this great article on the Bianchi PR blog, Sandy Munro was named one of the top influencers in the automotive electric vehicle realm for our YouTube channel, Munro Live. Described as candid and informed commentary, Sandy Munro brings a whole new perspective to a broad audience on YouTube, spanning the gamut from engineer to enthusiast.

Munro Live’s YouTube channel, which was started at the beginning of the pandemic and focused on the Model Y Teardown at first, has garnered 220K Subscribers in a relatively short amount of time. Sandy Munro takes his audience on a journey that covers everything from part by part teardowns to interviews with Automotive and other industry leaders.

Bianchi’s article also covers other top EV YouTube influencers such as Inside EVs, E for Electric, Fully Charged, and Electrek.co.

To read the whole article, click the link below:

https://bit.ly/3o2XqvQ

EV Breakthrough Webinar Part II September 16

EV Breakthrough Part 2 Webinar September 16th 2021

Join Sandy Munro of Munro & Associates as well as Rick Walker, President of GAMA and SAMA, Albert Burleigh, Executive Director of EV Sales for Blue Bird Corporation, David Eyes, CMILT Director of Automotive Solutions at DiCentral, and Richard Doak, Technology Strategist for the manufacturing and automotive segment within the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft for the EV Breakthrough webinar (Part 2) that will span everything from EV teardowns, EV Buses, Computer Technology in EV, and the direction of the EV market.

Hosted by Shawn McEwan, Director of Automotive Solutions at DiCentral, and Rick Walker, this EV Breakthrough webinar is a lead panel discussion with the group that will discuss and debate several of the hot topics in the Electric Vehicle space. Each of the speakers is an expert in their respective fields and have several years of perspective on where they see the industry going, from the small to the macro scale. Other topics discussed, will be industry 4.0 and JIT issues in the new EV world, the microchip shortage, traditional ICE manufacturers supply chain disruption, EV charging infrastructure, and the looming shadow of China who has started down the EV market path earlier than most of the world and how they will affect the industry and global demand.

Will traditional automakers fall behind and will local supply chains survive the transition to the electric vehicle space?

This is will be a thrilling discussion with some of the thought leaders in the electric vehicle space that you don’t want to miss. The EV Breakthrough webinar will be taking place next week on Thursday September 16th, 2021 at 1PM CDT – 2PM EST.

To sign up for the second installment of the EV Breakthrough webinar, follow this link to the landing page and secure your spot!

Electric Vehicle Breakthrough Continued | DiCentral Webinars

Sandy Gives an Update on the Model S Plaid, Ford and Upcoming Videos

Sandy Gives an Update on the Model S Plaid, Ford and Upcoming Videos

In today’s episode of Munro Live, Sandy brings us up-to-date with what is going on at Munro. There has been a lot of movement at Munro, as you will learn, including Sandy working on several new product launches.

From electric vehicle customers to medical device and aerospace projects, this video will let our viewers in on what is transpiring at Munro including what to expect video-wise in the coming days including interviews with the Ford engineers on the Mach-E, the Tesla Model S, and other new project reveals.

To watch the whole video, click below:

Sandy’s 2030 EV Prediction

The ICE Age is over in 2030 Sandy Munro predicts in 2019

In today’s breaking news, President Joe Biden announces his vision for a 50/50 split between conventional internal combustion engine vehicles and electric vehicles by 2030. But Sandy Munro was long in advance the forerunner of this prediction making, presentations from 2019 onward espousing exactly this message.

While many critics threw rocks at this early prediction from Munro and financial analysts sloughed off the idea as overly optimistic, here we are today with the stark reality that this will be a push that is not only market-driven but also government-backed and mandated.

Watch the short video below as a vindicated Sandy takes us through a brief look back in time proving his prognostications:

Arcimoto’s FUV & Friends BIG REVEAL and Tesla Model S Plaid UPDATE

Arcimoto Roadster

In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy and Cory recap their recent trip to the Arcimoto meet-up “FUV and Friends Showcase” in Oregon at the Portland International Raceway. Sandy and Cory, as well as our VP of Business Development Mike Oakes, got a chance to try out several of the vehicles, talk with owners and enthusiasts who shared what they like and how the vehicles could be improved, as well as meet with the Governor of Oregon – Kate Brown!

Sandy and Cory talk about several points they liked but Sandy wanted to bring special attention to the special leaning suspension from a company that Arcimoto acquired earlier this year called Tilting Motor Works. Sandy is blow away by how great this technology is, citing that Harley and others missed the boat by not adopting this technology earlier. In either case, this will be a great addition to the FUV and other vehicles’ performance capabilities as well as sheer fun!

Make sure you watch the full episode as their are some special reveals as well as an update on the Tesla Model S Paid that you won’t want to miss.

Click below to watch the full episode:

Cory Steuben Speaks On Kettering Podcast “Horsepower to Hyperloops”

Kettering

On July 14th, Cory Steuben, President of Munro & Associates and former graduate of Kettering University (ME 10) was interview by Tim Noonan, author of “GMI/Kettering University at 100,” on the podcast, “Horsepower to Hyperloops.”

Cory talks about his rise from a Co-op student to President of Munro & Associates, starting the popular Munro Live YouTube channel, and his adventures traveling in a Tesla Model 3 with our CEO Sandy Munro to go and meet with Tesla enthusiasts and finally, the man himself, Elon Musk in Boca Chica Texas at SpaceX.

Although the podcast isn’t up yet, it should be soon on Kettering’s official website. Check out this link to see the podcast when it comes out as well as other great previous episodes.

Wanna See Plaid? Check Out Project Bumper Sticker

Project Bumper Sticker at Munro for Telsa Model S Plaid

Wanna See Plaid? Check Out Project Bumper Sticker

Munro is sending a call out to all of our viewers to find out how much they are really interested in seeing us teardown a Model S Plaid.  With all of the other teardowns that Munro is doing such as the Ford Mach-E, the Rivian and a few Cybertruck on the way, funds are a little tight.  So in the spirit of crowd funding, let us know how much you really want to see us teardown the Plaid by supporting this effort by buying a Munro Live Bumper Sticker.  See the below video for more details:

Munro & Associates, TechInsights, and Strategy Analytics Present On Semi-Conductor Industry June 15th and 17th

EV Technologies Webinar Promo Photo

Munro & Associates, TechInsights, and Strategy Analytics Present On Semi-Conductor Industry June 15th and 17th

Munro & Associates is teaming up with TechInsights and Strategy Analytics for a joint webinar on the current state of the semi-conductor industry.  Each team will be presenting on their respective expertise with Strategy Analytics speaking about the forecast for light duty EV vehicles, including infrastructure, legislation, market demand, and incentives, as well as the future of microchips and power electronics including who they think will be winners or losers in this dynamic market.

TechInsights will open up their store of information from their teardowns of the leading silicon carbide MOSFET technologies they have seen and where they think the application of different chip materials (Si, SiC, and GaN) will best fit as well as where major producers stand with respect to quality and reliability.

Finally, Munro will present on several of the Inverters they have studied in their Inverter Benchmarking and Cost Study including including the Tesla Model 3 and Y, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Nissan Leaf.  Munro will be comparing the different applications of Si and SiC in the I-Pace, Leaf, and Teslas respectively including infrastructure and practical findings.  If you are potentially interested in purchasing our inverter report, this webinar should wet your appetite for more and give an insight into what’s in the inverter reports.

The webinar will be taking place June 15, 2021: 3pm – 4:30pm UTC for our Western audience and June 17, 2021: 6am – 7:30am UTC for our Asian/eastern audience.

To sign up for the webinar, visit the page below:

https://w2.techinsights.com/l/4202/2021-05-26/2l53fb

 

 

“This Ford Doesn’t Look Like a Ford!” Ep 3 2021 Mustang Mach-E Hoist and Suspension Review

Sandy Munro Episode 3 Mustang Mach E Hoist and Suspension Review

“This Ford Doesn’t Look Like a Ford!” Ep 3 2021 Mustang Mach-E Hoist and Suspension Review

It is not too often that Sandy is completely flabbergasted when looking underneath a vehicle.  In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy’s first words were, “This doesn’t look like a Ford”, which is his parlance is meant to convey shock and awe – Ford seems to have made a quantum leap in engineering.

From precision fitting heavy-duty brakes, semi-solid castings, a great craddle design, interesting things hidden around and motor and battery case… this is a must watch video.

Sandy is in-fact so impressed that he might just buy one of these and tear it apart to analyze it completely!