Category Archives: Batteries

Industry Week 7 Developments Shaping Automotive in 2021

Industry Week 7 Developments Edit

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.

To read the full article, click here:

https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/media-gallery/21150611/back-to-the-future-7-developments-shaping-automotive-in-2021-and-beyond/slideshow?slide=3

 

 

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!

 

Sandy Munro Puts Battery Day Doubters In Their Place On E For Electric

E for Electric Battery Day Doubters

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?

To find out what Sandy has to say, watch the episode by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxTH6XRRoFI&ab_channel=EforElectric

 

Munro Does a Tesla 4680 Battery Pack Mockup

Munro Does a Mockup of the Tesla 4680 Battery Pack

Munro Does a Tesla 4680 Battery Pack Mockup

In today’s Thanksgiving episode of Munro Live, Sandy and the team have put together a life-size mockup of the newly announced 4680 Tesla Battery pack.

Sandy starts off explaining some battery basics and then dives into why we think the battery system is laid out the way that it is.  No spoilers here, you have to watch the video.  Click below to watch:

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

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:

Don’t Miss the Battery Day Expert Panel Featuring Sandy Munro On Autoline

Autoline Battery Day Expert Panel Sandy Munro John McElroy Bob Galyen

Battery Day Expert Panel Featuring Sandy Munro On Autoline

What did you think about Tesla’s Battery Day announcements?  Wonder what the experts think? Watch here as Autoline’s expert panel, featuring our own Sandy Munro, talk about all of the dramatic statements that Tesla made at their Battery Day reveal following their 2020 Annual Shareholders meeting.

Tesla released a plan that will be a multipronged attack at cost savings which they feel will result in a 57% reduction for Telsa.  But is that accurate?  Can Tesla really achieve this?

Find out by watching here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKrFAcNgG40&ab_channel=AutolineNetwork

Common Bricks Turned Into Supercapacitors?

Brick Supercapacitor Darcy Research Lab

Common Bricks Turned Into Supercapacitors?

Scientists at the D’arcy Laboratory Department Of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis have come up with a novel way to take a basic common red building brick and turn it into a supercapacitor by coating them with a special conductive polymer.

Converting a brick into a “smart brick” is possible because a red brick is, in and of itself, red because of the hematite that is within the brick used as a red pigment.  When the brick is solidified by heating, it becomes microporous which is a perfect structure for depositing PEDOT – poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanofibers through another controlled process called oxidative radical polymerization.

Once this is achieved, the transformation is complete and “voila!” you have a relatively cheap and accessible supercapacitor.

To read the full article click on this link:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a33590555/bricks-store-electricity-supercapacitors/