Category Archives: Telsa Model Y Teardown

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway!

Well, the votes are in and it is a clear winner.  When announced in the last video that we wanted your input on which vehicle to pick next for Munro to analyze/study next, the hands-down winner was Rivian.  With Rivian being the vehicle of most interest to our group of followers we are in the plans of how we will make a series on this going forward.

But now onto the real topic of the day…  Munro’s 100,000 subscribers give away extravaganza!

From calipers to hood shields, scripts to a high-top table made from a tire and wheel, many Tesla car parts will be up for grabs in this race to 100,000 subscribers.  Over 70 items will be up for award to the next 7000 or so subscribers that we need to reach 100K subs.  We are still unsure how we are picking people but that will probably be announced in the next video.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of these unique items – subscribe now!

Click here to watch the video for more information and to (hopefully) subscribe to Munro Live!

 

The Octovalve: CT Scans from Kinetic Vision

Kinetic Vision Scan of the Octovalve

The Octovalve: CT Scans from Kinetic Vision

In Munro Live’s latest episode, Sandy reveals some amazing scans done by Kinetic Vision on the Octovalve.  In this video, you can see moving computer animations that show the internal workings of the Tesla Model Y Octovalvecolor in color-coded relief, making it easier to understand from the layperson’s perspective.

If you have ever had any questions about how the Octovalve functions, here is the best example of it in a well-narrated video with Sandy Munro.

To watch the full video, which is a must-see, follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-UilAalvE&ab_channel=MunroLive

Or better yet, if you are looking to see the full scans as well as all the other data you could possibly want about this marvel of fluid dynamics and thermal system efficiency, why not buy the report!  Follow this link to the Octovalve prospectus:  https://leandesign.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Model-Y-Octovalve-Prospectus-7-7.pdf

Charged EV Virtual Conference Featuring Sandy Munro on Sept. 2nd and 3rd

Charged Virtual Conference September 1-3

Charged EV Virtual Conference Featuring Sandy Munro on Sept. 2nd and 3rd

Save the Date!  CEO Sandy Munro will be presenting two sessions during the Charged Virtual Conference which runs September 1st to 3rd online.  Sandy will be giving his insight on how 10 of the leading EV motors compare against each other as well as analyzing a few of the top inverters on the market and their technology and finally covering off on the direction he sees the EV world moving to and how Tesla will affect the market going forward.

This virtual conference will be open to the public and is FREE to sign up for

To register to attend click here: https://chargedevs.com/conference

For more information on the two presentations, click on the respective links below:

On Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. ET, Munro will compare today’s 10 Leading EV Motors – https://bit.ly/2Q0evnZ

On Sept. 3 at 4:45 p.m. ET, Munro will present “Tesla’s Inverter Technology Versus Other BEVs” – https://bit.ly/2DRSLbB

 

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

“Shocking” Cost Results Between the Tesla Model 3 and Y!

The Street - Shocking Tesla Model 3 to Model Y Costs

“Shocking” Cost Results Between the Tesla Model 3 and Y!

“The Street” wrote an article recently where they revealed to their audience Sandy Munro’s finding on the cost comparisons between these two Tesla vehicles.

“The results are shocking. There’s a big, giant difference between the cost of the Model 3 [in 2018] and this Model Y in 2020, and the cost went down significantly!” – Sandy Munro

When Munro tore down and analyzed the first releases of the Tesla Model 3 in early 2018, the first findings were less than favorable:  A fit and finish that was comparable to a Kia in the 90’s, paint peeling and abnormalities, body engineering choices that were over-engineered, cumbersome, and expensive, etc.  However, Munro did find a lot of impressive leaps in technology for the motor and the “Superbottle”, to name a few.  Sandy then assembled several ideas/recommendations for improvement on that vehicle which it appears that Tesla took to heart and implemented on their Model Y.

“We were impressed with the step-change that has occurred at Tesla and no other car company has pulled off this kind of technological and quality turn around in so short of a time!” – Sandy Munro.

And Elon Musk was watching, at first, not a fan of Munro’s criticisms on the Model 3, but after watching carefully for some time, became admittedly respectful of Munro’s engineering analysis.  Even going so far as to tweet: “Munro’s analysis of Tesla engineering is accurate, both pro & con.  I think he will appreciate some elements of the Model Y body design.”

Appreciate we did!  Many of these suggestions were implemented on the Y and resulted in a car that currently blows other EVs out of the water.  To investors though, what is most striking is that by implementing these improvements on the Model Y, they have also drastically reduced the cost of the vehicle, while still reaping a higher profit margin than on a Model 3…

To read the full article from The Street, click here:  https://www.thestreet.com/tesla/articles/sandy-munro-tesla-model-y-costs-are-shocking

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.

 

Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

Tips for Tesla E2 - Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging
Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

In today’s episode, Sandy Munro talks about the vehicle-to-grid charging for Tesla vehicles and EV’s in general as well as vehicle to vehicle charging and inherent issues that are underlying within them.

What happens if you get stuck on the road with no charge in your car? Or what happens if you need to charge from home but a giant storm has cut the power to your house and/or neighborhood and maybe even your solar panels (should you have them) are damaged and you can’t get power to your car?

As Sandy gets into the weeds of the electronics, he points some of the so-called solutions to these issues isn’t so simple as a quick physical add-on or just doing software updates to the car.  Sending power backwards through the system isn’t physically possible due to the nature of the existing circuitry, however, redesigning the car introducing bi-directional circuitry might solve this issue.

Sandy suggests some other novel ideas, but to learn them you have to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qM0LpsYb6A&t=5s

Tips for Tesla E1 – Steering and Weight Reduction

Tesla Suggestions - Lighweighting and Steering
Tips for Tesla E1 – Steering and Weight Reduction

Replace the wheel?

In this episode Sand talks about the evolution of steering, all the way from riding horses to the present day.  Sandy suggests some alternatives to future Tesla steering mechanisms and discusses the feasibility of a joystick model and goes into an explanation of the aircraft that Munro and Associates designed called the Paradigm.

Taking one step further, Sandy suggests that at some point we should ultimately have a  vehicle that will be steered by thought. Although this might sound a little out there to the casual reader, Tesla’s Neuralink might bring us this reality sooner than we think.

In the second half of this video Sandy discusses a few different light-weighting ideas that Tesla can implement. The first is surrounding changing the wheels in a new design concept from martianwheels.com.  Sandy also talks about other ways to replace large chunks the car someone consumer to the make a casting.

To find this in more watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiXy5w5VxgI&t=1s