Category Archives: Telsa Model Y Teardown

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

 

Tesla Model Y – Failure to Foam?

Tesla Model Y - Failure to Foam

Tesla Model Y – Failure to Foam?

“Ok boys and girls.  What do you think you just saw there?  This is not what we expected to see from Tesla,” remarks Sandy Munro as he tears apart the back end of the Tesla Model Y and finds a bag of foam attached to the structure, placed as a clumsy afterthought in order to get rid of NVH issues with the car.  “I’ve never seen that before, but I can tell you it is completely ineffective,” Sandy goes on to say.

While most everything the Munro team has uncovered in the Tesla Model Y has been exciting, impressive, and in some cases revolutionary, this was one of the biggest fails that Sandy discovered during the intensive teardown.

Even though Sandy’s take away was that the foam bag, “is a remarkably bad find,” he does have a nifty time tested solution.

So how should Tesla (or other car companies) solve this sort of problem?  Well, you will have to watch the video (CLICK HERE).

Need more?  The Model Y report is almost finished, along with the Octovalve and Thermal System, the Inverter report, 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.

Sandy Munro’s Tesla Y teardown finds its way into the Wall Street Journal

Sandy Munro Wall Street Journal Tesla Model Y

Sandy Munro’s Tesla Y teardown finds its way into the Wall Street Journal

Sandy Munro once again found himself the topic of interest in the latest Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Is Tesla’s Model Y Crossover the World’s Best Car?” by Dan Neil.

Dan starts off his article, “I WAS debating whether to proclaim the new Tesla Model Y the best car in the world.”  He goes on to reference several sources that help them to come up with this conclusion, including the observations made by our founder Sandy Munro in a recent Teslarati article and, of course, the body of evidence found in Munro’s recent Model Y teardown series on YouTube.

Dan writes that during the pandemic shutdown, Sandy Munro’s YouTube series has elevated him to the status of “EV folk hero,” inspiring viewers such as himself to be in awe of this engineering marvel.  He does go on to mention the flaws that Sandy found in the car but reiterating that all of this is overshadowed by the overwhelming technological leaps found in this vehicle.

To view the full article in the Wall Street Journal, click here!

Most importantly, if you or your team wants to get ahead in the new EV world, our reports on the Model Y will put you in the driver’s seat.  We cover everything featured in our video series and more.  Also, our report on the leading 10 Electric Motors will let you know where everyone stands in the EV motor world. Whether you are an OEM, supplier, or manufacturer looking to get into the shifting EV market, these reports can give you an advantage now instead of wasting money trying to analyze in-house. Contact us today at sales@leandesign.com to learn more!

Teslarati covers Munro Q and A – Model Y Has No Competition!

Teslarati Article Sandy Munro thinks Tesla has no competitors.

Teslarati covers Munro Q and A – Model Y has no competition!

Teslarati recently did a story on Munro’s Q&A session on the Munro Live YouTube site, where Sandy Munro says, “I don’t think anyone right now has a way of challenging Tesla.”

After the intense teardown that Munro did on the Tesla Model Y, Sandy Munro and his team got a very real picture of where the Model Y stands versus their EV competition from legacy carmakers… and it puts them into a completely different echelon.

Check out the full article here:  https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-dominance-has-no-rivals-sandy-munro-video/

Also, if you want to learn more about the Tesla Model Y beyond what’s discussed in the 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or contact Munro at sales@leandesign.com.

Munro & Associates’ Tesla Model Y Teardown Showcases New Casting Procedure

Munro & Associates’ Tesla Model Y Teardown Showcases New Casting Procedure

Munro & Associates’ Tesla Model Y Teardown Showcases New Casting Procedure  

In a recent article by Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine’s Charles Morris, he covers the new casting procedure used by Tesla for the Model Y, which replaces 70 underbody parts with one casting.

Stating that Tesla is constantly working to simplify the manufacturing process for its vehicles, Charles shares one of 40 episodes covering Munro’s recent teardown of the Model Y where Munro CEO Sandy Munro gives viewers a look at the new innovative parts.

In this episode, Sandy walks viewers through the underside of the mega castings, sharing many of the characteristics and advantages.

Be sure to check out the full article here.

Interested in viewing more episodes of Munro’s Model Y teardown? Visit www.MunroLive.com for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process.

Also, if you want to learn more about the Tesla Model Y beyond what’s discussed in the 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or contact Munro at sales@leandesign.com.

Sandy Munro Talks Top 5 Improvements in Tesla Model Y with E for Electric

Sandy Munro Talks Top 5 Improvements in Tesla Model Y with E for Electric

Sandy Munro Talks Top 5 Improvements in Tesla Model Y with E for Electric

Returning for another segment with E for Electric, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro speaks with Alex Guberman following Munro’s teardown of the Tesla Model Y.

Before getting into the details of the Model Y, Alex and Sandy walk through a few parts of Munro’s Model Y teardown episodes, from the window smashing and the mysterious bottle of whiskey that viewers had to know more about.

In the episode, Sandy shares the top five improvements he discovered were made to the Model Y compared to what he found in the Model 3. From the body to the electronics bay, Sandy goes into detail on the changes he was pleased to see … as well as one he’s glad hasn’t changed with the Model Y.

To view the full episode and hear Sandy’s thoughts on the Model Y’s top five improvements, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmSwuPZeuyE.

If you want to learn more about the Tesla Model Y beyond what’s discussed in the 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or contact Munro at sales@leandesign.com.

Sandy Munro goes deep into EVs on HyperChange

Sandy Munro does an in-depth interview with Galileo on HyperChange

Sandy does an in-depth interview with Galileo on HyperChange

Sandy Munro recently went on HyperChange to talk with Galileo about the Tesla Model Y teardown and his perspective on the direction of EVs in general.

In this almost 1 hour-long interview, Sandy goes deep into his findings on the recent teardown covering fan favorites like the Octovalve and deeper into quality issues and manufacturing.  Sandy also reveals for the first time, which EV he recommends people to buy.

More than this, Sandy discusses old war stories such as the Ford Vulcan engine design, the aircraft industry and how he got into business, before moving into a world EV discussion including some of the Chinese EVs and things he expects to find on the Tesla Truck.

For the full interview click here!

Also, if you want to find out what make the Tesla Model Y really tick and dig deep into it’s secrets that were NOT discussed in our 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or better yet, contact us at sales@leandesign.com.