Category Archives: Automotive

2021 Tesla Model 3: E4 – Under the Hood

2021 Tesla Model 3 E4 - Under the Hood

2021 Tesla Model 3: E4 – Under the Hood

In episode 4 of the new Tesla Model 3 teardown, Sandy has a look under the hood of our new Model 3 and compares it to several of the discoveries we made under the hood of the Mode Y during last years teardown.

One such issue that was caught in the Model Y teardown was the snap fits holding the plastic panels.  Marketable improvement was found on the new Model 3.  Sandy then goes further into examining the frunk and how it is attached, improvements on the air vents, the HVAC, and other components and clips.

But to find out more you will just have to watch:

Road Trip – E2: Rocky Mountain Recap

Western Colorado Tesla Club

Road Trip – E2: Rocky Mountain Recap

In the second installment of the Tesla Model 3 Road Trip, Sandy recaps some of the places he has visited.

The best part of the trip, however, was meeting up with a dozen or so Tesla fans and Munro Live viewers.  From Altuna Iowa to Glenwood Springs Colorado, Sandy met all kinds of Tesla owners, some very unexpectedly that recognized him.

Sandy would like to send a special thanks to Benjamin Westby, President of the Western Colorado Tesla Club for bringing him and Cory one of the best hamburgers that Sandy has ever had!

Sandy also talks about how the wind effected the trip so far, but to hear how that plays out, you have to watch the video:

Aptera Interview: Everything You Want to Know About This Ground-Breaking Vehicle

Aptera Interview With Sandy Munro

Aptera Interview: Everything You Want to Know About This Ground-Breaking Vehicle

Sandy sits down for a video conference meeting with the creators and Co-CEO’s of Aptera, Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro.

Sandy starts off by complimenting the founders on the esthetics of this new generation of vehicle design.  From there Sandy quickly gets into the meat of this vehicle including discussions on it’s solar charging capabilities including different climates/latitudes, the ability to charge the vehicle using just a regular 110V plug, performance, aerodynamics, skin cooling, and other cool tech, as well as there new manufacturing center upgrade and how to get involved with crowdfunding the car including discounts and incentives.

If you want to get a great sense of how this little gem of engineering works then I would highly suggest watching the full video here:

Sandy Reveals to Sean Mitchell What The Auto industry Isn’t Telling You About Tesla

Sandy Munro Reveals to Sean Mitchell Auto Industry Secrets

Sandy Reveals to Sean Mitchell What The Auto industry Isn’t Telling You About Tesla

In this absolutely riveting interview, Sandy Munro reveals several more secrets about Tesla’s plans not just on automobiles, but also Elon Musk’s other ventures.

From Sandy’s new found YouTube fame to some incredible battery information… including on the development of solid state batteries!!!

You do not want to miss this interview!!!

 

Munro’s Follow-up Episode On The 4680 Battery Pack

Tesla 4680 Follow Up

Munro’s Follow-up Episode On The 4680 Battery Pack

In this episode, Sandy follows up from his last video we did on the 4680 Battery Pack where he addresses several of the comments we got about the original video.  Some interesting points go into more detail about how the system is cooled using the Octovalve and why those choices were made as well as Tesla incredible ability to make quick and smart design changes.

Sandy also reveals that our humble channel has finally reached the 100K subscribers mark and that in a future episode we will be announcing the winners of the various prizes that will be distributed soon!

 

The Bricklin Stories – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 2

Malcolm Bricklin Stories of Subaru Yugo Bricklin

The Bricklin Stories – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 2

In this next episode of Munro Live, Sandy walks down memory lane with Malcolm Bricklin talking about how he brought certain cars into the US market including the Subaru 360… and the Yugo.

But most interesting of all, you will hear the full story of the Bricklin SV-1.

To watch the full episode, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf29GgSBm0g&ab_channel=MunroLive

Sandy Goes On E For Electric to Talk About Hummer EV in Depth

E For Electric E-Hummer with Sandy Munro

Sandy Goes On E For Electric to Talk About Hummer EV in Depth

Once again, Sandy goes on E for Electric with Alex Guberman to talk in-depth about the upcoming Hummer EV which had a prototype revealed recently in the news.  Judging from the response that we got from our viewers on Munro Live and our social media, this is a sort of controversial automobile.

Enthusiasts of I.C.E. cars think this is a great way to transition an iconic brand into the EV realm, breathing new life into it.  Some were even arguing earlier that this vehicle is going to be vaporware and never materialize, but GM has recently announced that it is definitely going into production starting in the fall of 2021 and moreover they have completely sold out all of their reservations!

In this interview, Sandy will explain what GM will have to go through to get this vehicle production ready so quickly and some of the struggles that await them, but mark Sandy’s word, he thinks that the timeline is more manageable than some think because at the end of the day, many aspects of this vehicle, GM knows how to manufacture and that the main hurdles will just be battery and electric motor related.

For the full video click here:  https://youtu.be/7toeUaKDQEo

Also, don’t forget to subscribe, we are nearing the all mighty 100K subscriber mark and we are giving away lots of great prizes, just check out this video to see what you could win!  https://youtu.be/7Gcw5sagBl0?t=46

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