In this episode of Munro’s teardown of the VW ID.4 battery pack, Sandy talks about all of the battery design that he likes and doesn’t. This teardown is done in partnership with SABIC to develop a pack that is constructed out of thermoplastics.
In this episode, Sandy has a sit-down conversation with Zen Matoshi, investor and Partner of Faraday Future at Munro & Associates’ headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The episode starts off with Sandy and Zen talking about humble beginnings and sharing their origin stories and moves into Zen talking about his background in banking and wealth management, becoming an angel investor, the beginnings of Hyperloop, Tesla, and moving into Faraday Future.
The conversation moves on into where the two see the future of the Automotive industry, the future of batteries and energy storage, sustainable transportation, and reducing the costs of transportation. Zen also goes on to explain what he thinks about the valuations of legacy car companies vs. the new EV companies, as well as the cost of maintenance, dealerships, and when will the industry completely flip.
Industry Week 7 Developments Shaping Automotive in 2021
Sandy Munro get featured in the Industry Week article “Back to the Future: 7 Developments Shaping Automotive in 2021 and Beyond” by Laura Putre. On page three of this seven slide article entitled, “Battery Battles Heating Up”, we see the familiar picture of Sandy Munro working on and explaining his mock up of the battery bay system using example replica’s of the new Tesla 4680 batteries.
The article goes on to explain why everyone is watching Tesla’s developments with both awe and fear and why Sandy thinks that the legacy automakers are going to have a hard time catching up. It’s a great article for some sobering statistics on Tesla’s new batteries as well as where the legacy automakers stand.
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!
Sandy Munro Puts Battery Day Doubters In Their Place On E For Electric
Sandy once again appears on E for Electric to put the Tesla Battery Day doubters and naysayers in their place by going into depth about why the changes proposed by Tesla are groundbreaking and ultimately industry-changing.
Sandy starts off talking about the mega-casting and its importance to the Model Y and next-generation vehicles from Tesla as well as making the battery system an asset to the structural integrity of the cars going forward.
Then we get into the battery itself: From diameter to chemistry and configuration to going tabless, this battery is going to kick some serious butt! How is the market going to respond? How will rival battery manufacturers compete?
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
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 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: