Category Archives: Electric Vehicles

2021 Tesla Model 3: E3 – Sandy Learns How to Close Frunk / Ride & Drive

Sandy VS Frunk on Tesla M3

2021 Tesla Model 3: E3 – Sandy Learns How to Close Frunk / Ride & Drive

In episode 3 of Munro’s analysis of the new Tesla Model 3, Sandy examines the “Frunk” as well as gives some preliminary perspective on the ride and drive experience.

So… you have the frunk vs. Sandy for a good couple of minutes without any satisfactory resolution.  This is one aspect of the Tesla 3 that Sandy absolutely hates.  It doesn’t lock closed consistently and this is purely an engineering flaw and not a manufacturing error, which are the kinds of failures that Sandy absolutely detests the most.  Problems like this shouldn’t exist because they should be eliminated in the design or redesign phase.  Although having the frunk is a great idea and use of space, not having a consistently locking cover is not only annoying but will maybe also lead to some weather damaging the items you place in that compartment.

Moving on though, once Sandy begins to drive the car, he is happy with the experience.  Even on a usually rough road, such as the industrial road that Munro & Associates is located on, the car gives a very comfortable experience.  Sandy goes on to remark about wind noise and the upgrade in the windows.  Sandy goes on to remark the smoothness of acceleration and the overall feel that reminds him of a racecar/luxury car.

At the end we get a little story about Mercury cars, but you will have to watch to find out.  Click below to watch:

 

Munro Gets a New Tesla Model 3 to Analyze!

Sandy first look at the new Tesla Model 3

Munro Gets a New Tesla Model 3 to Analyze!

Surprise!  We listened to what you wanted to see next and the vote’s in… so you get another look into the new and improved Tesla Model 3.

While we haven’t started tearing it apart just yet, in this video Sandy gives his first impressions on the vehicle.  Unfortunately, Sandy’s first finding regarding the fit and finish is still, well… unfavorable.  Uneven gaps still abound on the outside, but Sandy is impressed with the paint job and the interiors.

Sandy goes on to talk about where we will go with the car from here.  But spoiler alert, Sandy is planning to take it on a road trip first before the teardown, so stay tuned to watch how this all progresses.

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:

The Bricklin 3EV – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 1

Sandy Munro and Malcom Bricklin Part 1

The Bricklin 3EV – Malcolm Bricklin Interview Part 1

Sandy Munro and Malcolm Bricklin go head to head and talk about the upcoming Visionary Vehicles product the Bricklin 3EV.

Malcolm talks about how he went from a car design, distilled it down to a bicycle, and then came back up to a three-wheeler.  This includes getting Dan Panoz to design a car that is esthetically beautiful like a Lamborghini yet safe and affordable.

From Visionary Vehicles business model, to safety, and production information – including that the car will be assembled by veterans, this is an episode that you do not want to miss.  Click here to watch the full video:

 

 

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

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Sandy Compares Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck with the Hummer EV

Sandy Munro Compares Hummer EV to Rivian and Cybertruck plus Secret Giveaway

Sandy Compares Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck with the Hummer EV

In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy changes gears and compares what has been revealed about the upcoming 2022 Hummer EV and it’s likely rivals in the EV realm being the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T.

From tank turns to torque, horsepower to handling, all known aspects of these vehicles will be explored and delved into by Sandy.  To get the full details, watch the video here:

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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

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: