Category Archives: Benchmarking

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

Round Table #1 with David Tracy of Jalopnik – Bronco vs. Wrangler

Round Table 1 Sandy Munro David Tracy of Jalopnik Bronco vs Wrangler

Round Table #1 with David Tracy of Jalopnik – Bronco vs. Wrangler

In Munro’s first podcast style episode of Round Table with Sandy Munro and David Tracy of Jalopnik, hosted by Kevin Harty, a consultant at Munro, the group discusses the differences, plusses and minuses, of the Bronco and Wrangler.

Sandy goes into some personal history of his experiences with the two vehicles and insider stories from the OEM’s.  But the main meat of this interview comes in the format of dissecting these vehicles, feature by feature.

If you want to hear some great shop talk in this almost 2 hour podcast, click on this link and enjoy the raw talk goodness of Round Table #1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em7FzqzAmFM&ab_channel=MunroLive

 

Mint Chosun Ilbo: Sandy Munro says Tesla is 8 Years Ahead 박하 조선 일보 : 샌디 먼로, 테슬라가 기술에서 8 년 이상 앞서있다

Chosun Ilbo Mint Sandy Munro 박하 조선 일보

Mint Chosun Ilbo: Sandy Munro says Tesla is 8 Years Ahead

Mint which is the Economic Business Section of Chosun Ilbo (the largest newspaper and online news source in Korea) recently did a video interview with Sandy Munro.  In this no-holds-barred interview, Sandy reveals several of the shocking finds that were uncovered about Tesla’s technological prowess in the Tesla Model Y.

The reporters were blown away at the honesty and depth that Sandy Munro went into when describing his favorite finds in the Model Y including the Megacasting, the batteries and motor, as well as the overall improvements that Tesla seems to keep making with every new design iteration of their vehicles.

Tesla is 5-10 years ahead in electronics, motors, and overall the general design of these cars vs any of their competitors.  Sandy is particularly impressed with the material science and metallurgical breakthroughs that Tesla has employed.  Some of the alloys on the steel and aluminum parts are unique and never seen before by Munro in their 32+ years of business.

Sandy says that the automotive world probably can’t catch up with Tesla because they have such a head start as well as continuing to rapidly apply new design changes in their vehicles.

Many of the new ideas Tesla comes up with are hidden in plain sight by Tesla as they don’t necessarily patent everything, therefore not bringing attention to their innovations that they wish for competitors to overlook.

To watch the video click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlsaEJeU5JQ&ab_channel=Mint

To read the original article in Korean, 한국어로 된 원문보기, follow this link:  https://www.chosun.com/economy/2020/09/14/LVD733VXHFESLAM5SHYB5677RM/?utm_source=naver&utm_medium=newsstand&utm_campaign=news

Automotive News – How Will Tesla Rivals Top This?

How Will Tesla Rivals Top This

Automotive News – How Will Tesla Rivals Top This?

In this edition of Automotive News, Sandy Munro is heavily featured as the author Michael Martinez dives deep into Munro’s teardown of the Tesla Model Y and how it showcases how far EV’s have come in respect of technology and builds.

“They’ve got a depth I just don’t see anywhere else,” says Munro of Tesla’s newest Model Y, especially when it comes to the battery, motor, and the now famous “Octovalve.”  This article pours over several of the cars key engineering wonders and body zones to give the reader a full look of the vehicle from a technological viewpoint.

Sandy Munro says, “I thought the Model 3 was 10 years ahead of the competition, now seeing the Model Y, I think this is another 4 years beyond that!”

To read the whole article, click here!

However, if you really want to learn about the Model Y to its core pieces, then you need to purchase the newly finished Model Y Report.  10’s of thousands of pages on the bleeding edge of EV technology is at your fingertips.  Want more?  Well, there is also Munro’s 10 Leading EV Motor Report, the Octovalve Report, 3 Inverter Report, and the Model 3 report.

Sandy Talks On “Now You Know” Part 1 “Tesla Lies”?

Now you Know In Depth Tesla Lies Sandy Munro

Sandy Talks On “Now You Know” Part 1 “Tesla Lies”?

Recently, Sandy was interviewed on the YouTube show “Now You Know”, specifically their “In Depth” series where Zac & Jesse talk Tesla, Munro’s history, and innovation in detail.  This is the first part of a two-part series interview with Sandy and it is one of the best interviews of Sandy yet!

Sandy talks about how Munnro has worked on everything from Barbie to parts of the International Space Station (ISS), how Tesla stands against the rest of the market, old OEM stories, in-depth Model Y stories, and new technologies.

You don’t want to miss this show; here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l6DPwKHWpY

Speaking of the Model Y, our Model Y report which showcases all the leading EV technology and those suggestions Munro gave to Tesla can now be purchased. No other car we have analyzed has this many technology leaps.  One of those leaps is the Octovalve and Thermal System which is such a unique technology that we created a separate report just on it.  Also, Munro has reports on 3 EV Inverters and a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.

If you are serious about competing in the new EV world, these reports are a must-have.  Don’t be left in the dust while your competitors reap the knowledge contained in these tomes.  Reports of this type don’t exist anywhere else in the market.  Contact sales@leandesign.com for more information.

Munro Selling Model Y Sample Reports for $5

Tesla Model Y Sample Report $5

Munro Selling Model Y Sample Reports for $5

What? $5 for a Munro report?  Well, not exactly… Munro sells the full Model Y Report for $89K.  Paying full price will get you as follows:

  • Vehicle and Zone Executive Summaries
  • Zone Eye-Catching Features
  • Zone Quick Cost Estimate Report
  • Zone Quick-Costed Bill of Material in PDF format
  • Weights and most materials and suppliers identified
  • Electrical Topology
  • Cooling Topology (full details available for purchase in separate Thermal Systems Report)
  • Vehicle Fit, Finish & Quality report (FFQ™)
  • Wind Tunnel Testing Results
  • Scans of the vehicle in .STL format

You can also purchase individual reports made for those only interested in specific vehicle areas.  The cost breakdown for those is as such:

  • Zone 1 Body and Chassis $32,000 USD
  • Zone 2 Controlling Electronics $38,000 USD
  • Zone 3 Interiors and Safety $30,000 USD
  • Zone 4 Powertrain and Battery Pack $45,000 USD
  • Electrical Topology $ 5,000 USD
  • Thermal Systems Report $15,000 USD

In addition to this you can also buy the Tesla Model 3 to Model Y Side-by-Side Report for $35,000 USD.

So what does the $5 report get you?  The purchaser will receive over 100 pages of the actual report, but the information will be augmented to hide the real data.  That being said there is a ton of great factual in formation in the sample report and as a student you get to see what a professional benchmarking report looks like.

For more information, Sandy put together this quick video explaining the sample reports:

Live Stream on Munro Live YouTube with Frost & Sullivan TODAY at 12:00PM EST!!!

Munro Associates Live Stream with Frost and Sulivan

Live Stream on Munro Live YouTube with Frost & Sullivan

Tune in today at 12:00pm for a live stream with the Munro team hosted by Frost and Sulivan.  Click here to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrVAZmVeOHg

Frost & Sullivan invites you to a joint briefing with Munro & Associates on “Tesla Strategy ‘Unbundled’: Creating a ‘New Industry’ Based on ‘Networked Energy'”, to be held on 28 July 2020 at noon EST (9 a.m. PST; 6 p.m. CET). Benny Daniel, Business Unit Leader – Mobility, Aerospace & Defense Practice (NA) and VP – Consulting, Frost & Sullivan, together with Sandy Munro, CEO, Munro Associates, will provide strategic insights into the key technical and tactical factors that distinguish Tesla from its competitors.

Key topics discussed include:

-The seven strategies at the core of Tesla’s master plan

-What it takes to go beyond cars to create a lifestyle product

-Tesla’s approach to ‘total cost of ownership’ (TCO) and its subsequent marketing messages

-Future high-performance computers and how they can enable customized strategies

Arcimoto Stock Still Has Plenty More to Climb

Arcimoto Stock Still Has Plenty More to Climb

Arcimoto Stock Still Has Plenty More to Climb

According to John Whitefoot at Profit Confidential, Arcimoto’s climb is only just beginning.  2020 saw Arcimotos stock climb from the mid $2 range to well over $7 and it’s not done yet.

The end of 2019 was very important for Arcimoto, marking their transition into their first retail production. But even despite the setbacks of the COVID Pandemic, Arcimoto only closed from March to May and still wound up having a first-quarter revenue of $616,795, compared to $2645 in the prior-year period.

Arcimoto has gone on to raise 26.5 million from institutional investors in the last few months which has bolstered their stock even more.

Munro and Associates were contracted to work on Arcimoto’s FUV during this time to improve its design and manufacturability which garnered the notice of the investors.  As the next phase of analysis is beginning with Munro, other investment banks seem to be paying close attention to the progress.

Arcimoto has been recently featured in a few Munro videos such as this quick overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8yV99P7Tx0

Other vlogger shows have also picked up this collaboration between Munro and Arcimoto, such as Galileo Russel’s Hyper Change where he flat out asks Arcimoto CEO, Mark Frohnmayer, how will Sandy Munro add value to Arcimoto?  Watch the clip here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlSOAvAkgas

But for an analyst’s look at Arcimoto’s climb and potential future lies, read this informative article here:

Arcimoto Inc: Overlooked EV Stock Up 287% in 2020, Still Has Tremendous Upside

Want to know what kinds of technology Munro may be introducing to the Arcimoto?  Check out our Model Y report which showcases the leading EV technology.  This report has it in detail and no other car we have analyzed has this many technology leaps.  One of those leaps is the Octovalve and Thermal System which is such a unique technology that we created a separate report just on it.  Also, Munro has reports on 3 EV Inverters and a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.

If you are serious about competing in the new EV world, these reports are a must-have.  Don’t be left in the dust while your competitors reap the knowledge contained in these tomes.  Reports of this type don’t exist anywhere else in the market.  Contact sales@leandesign.com for more information.

Tips For Tesla E3 – Night Vision HUD & Wire Reduction

Tips For Tesla E3 - Night Vision HUD & Wire Reduction

Tips for Tesla E3 – Night Vision HUD & Wire Reduction

In this episode of Tips for Tesla, Sandy goes back in time to the year 2005 when Munro & Associates was working on a project called MI SATS (Michigan Small Aircraft Transportation System) that was also partnered with NASA to demonstrate several proof-of-concept technologies that could help advance the small aircraft industry to the point of creating semi-autonomous aircraft for personal travel.

First, Sandy talks about the HUD (Heads-UP Display) and the night-vision technologies that Munro worked on and was featured in the “Paradigm” aircraft that Munro designed.  Sandy believes that Tesla should seek to implement a visual enhancement for automobile drivers that could enhance a drivers perspective on the road while driving at night and perhaps prevent collisions due to low visibility, low light conditions, and/or “light-noise.”

After this, Sandy moves on to discuss wireless solutions for electrical communication within new Tesla vehicles in order to reduce the amount of wiring as Tesla promised.

For the full video, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUJYhh3QRpU

On another note, our Model Y report is finished!  Want to get a real understanding of the leading EV technology?  This report has it in detail and no other car we have analyzed has this many technology leaps.  One of those leaps is the Octovalve and Thermal System which is such a unique technology that we created a separate report just on it.  Also, Munro has reports on 3 EV Inverters and a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.

If you are serious about competing in the new EV world, these reports are a must-have.  Don’t be left in the dust while your competitors reap the knowledge contained in these tomes.  Reports of this type don’t exist anywhere else in the market.  Contact sales@leandesign.com for more information.