F150 is Learning From RAM

F150 is Learning From Dodge Ram

F150 is Learning From RAM

Both the Financial Post and Automotive News picked up on Munro and Associates series comparing the Cybertruck with conventional trucks in the market specifically honing in on changes being made to the F150 borrowing from interior upgrades initiated in the RAM series.

Quoting Sandy from the series, “If they add the same stuff as what RAM did and if they can add more stuff like Tesla’s doing, there’ll be a gigantic gap between Ford, and RAM and Chevy.”

As Rhett Ricart, owner of Ricart Ford in Columbus, Ohio puts it, “RAM taught everybody a little bit of a lesson,” referring to the interior upgrades including the lay-flat passenger seats, the screen size increase of your navigation radio controls, as well as connectivity enhancements.

To read the full articles, click below:

Financial Post Article

Automotive New Article

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Cybertruck E5 – Ride & Drive, Series Wrap-Up

Cybertruck E5 - Ride & Drive, Series Wrap-Up

Cybertruck E5 – Ride & Drive, Series Wrap-Up

“Hey, boys and girls we’re back again!”  In this week’s installment of the Cybertruck vs conventional truck series, we examine the ride and drive aspects of these vehicles. Sandy takes for a spin, in alphabetical order, Chevy, F150, and Ram.

Sandy talks about some interesting drive characteristics that only a truck enthusiast who is driven the different competitor trucks would have experienced in the past.

He then moves on to breaking down the price per vehicle versus horsepower and range.  Spoiler alert! The Ford F150 wins for most torque, however, when compared with what is being proposed as the specs for the Cybertruck, nothing would come close to the proposed 800 HP and 1000 lbs of torque that the Tri-motor AWD would deliver.

But there are a few more twists and if you want to know them, you have to watch the video here!

This brings us to the conclusion of our videos comparing these vehicles. We hope you enjoyed the series and also if Tesla is watching, feel free to send us a Cybertruck if you want to here our unbiased opinions.

Also, if you are reading this, we would like to remind everyone that it is by selling reports or consulting that we really make a living.  If you want to truly support not only the creation of these videos but also to keep Munro afloat during these hard times, we just want to point out that the Model Y report is almost ready for prime time, and you can already purchase the Octovalve and Thermal System report, 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.

CORP! Magazine Recognizes Munro in COVID-19 Heroes

Corp Magazine Sandy Munro Mask Giving

CORP! Magazine Recognizes Munro in COVID-19 Heroes

In the most recent issue of “CORP! Magazine”, there is a featured section on Michigan companies that picked up the fight against COVID in their own way to help make better of a terrible situation through providing community solutions to the cause.

Sandy Munro started off early talking about the importance of paying it forward to the front line cashiers at local grocery stores in order to acknowledge their risk of catching the illness in the act of performing their jobs by tipping them with whatever change is leftover in a person’s grocery bill.  This topic was featured in Munro’s now highly watched YouTube series on the Tesla Model Y teardown.  The #keepthechange hashtag started to catch on.

A fan of Sandy’s show, Jason Wang of Cypress River Advisors, sympathized with this message and provided Munro & Associates with a few thousand masks shipped over from Taiwan so that Sandy could hand them out to the front line cashiers at local grocery stores so that their employees could be protected without having to pay for masks.  Cypress River Advisors has been instrumental in distributing face masks for free to hospitals, nursing homes and communities in need across America, Japan and Taiwan recently and is still collecting donations to do so. (Click here to donate).

The grocery stores were elated and it definitely put a smile on the managers and employees faces (albeit, hard to see under the masks).  This story was then picked up by CORP! Magazine where you can read the full story story here.

 

Arcimoto! + Model Y Mega-Casting

Arcimoto! + Model Y Mega-Casting

Arcimoto! + Model Y Mega-Casting

In this behind the scenes vignette, Sandy Munro gives behind the scenes information on the Arcimoto vehicle we are about to optimize.  Sandy peels away the skin of the vehicle and talks about the inside.

Munro started with an “Ideation” round of creative brainstorming and is looking to optimize the vehicle in every way we can (or at least afford).  Thanks to Gali for introducing Munro to this great company.

In the second half, Sandy shows off the Tesla Model Y Mega-casting that we just pulled apart – and boy is this interesting.  It turns out there are some hidden holes, one with a screw-in plug that hints at what is going to happen with the seats in the future.  Even more impressive than that is we tested the casting, and it is not a 35X material… so what is it?

Click here for the video.

But to find out what the material really is… you will have to buy the report.  Just another reminder, 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.

Cybertruck E4 – Interior

Cybertruck E4 - Interior

Cybertruck E4 – Interior

Welcome back to episode 4 on the Cybertruck vs. conventional trucks series.  In todays episode, Sandy compares the interiors of the Cybertruck to what truck owners currently experience or expect on truck that are in the market currently.

Sandy points out that there are pluses and minuses with the Cybertruck’s proposed interiors.  He discusses the minimalist design, which an old time trucker, would be used to (truck in the old days had few interior features), but is nothing like the design an old-timer would expect or be used to.  He points out changes that have occurred in the expectation of truckers and how that might affect Tesla.

One interesting point that Sandy is not a fan of is the proposed steering wheel, which would terrible for off-roading and, based on the pictures provided, not street legal.

There is in depth discussion of the Instrument Panel including infotainment system and assumptions made from tearing down the model Y.  Sandy goes on to talk about door panels, seats, center consoles, HVAC, safety/restraints, and electronics.

For the full video click here:

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.

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.

Arcimoto Announces Munro & Associates Partnership

Arcimoto Announces Munro & Associates Partnership

Arcimoto Announces Munro & Associates Partnership

Munro & Associates and Arcimoto, manufacturer or the FUV (Fun Utility Vehicle) are joining forces to improve Arcimoto’s manufacturing process and supply chain management.  In this exclusive interview on HyperChange with Galileo Russell and Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto, you will find all sorts of interesting facts on the vehicles, explanation of the journey that Arcimoto has been through as a company, and where they are looking to go with Munro & Associates.

This, “is definitely not your Grandpa’s electric three-wheeler… unless I am your Grandpa,” exclaims Sandy Munro in cameo footage giving his first thoughts on the vehicle.

To watch the whole interview, click here!

Just another reminder, 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.

Cybertruck E3 – Driveline and Off-Roading

Cybertruck E3 - Driveline and Off-Roading

Cybertruck E3 – Driveline & Off-Roading

In today’s new episode of the Cybertruck comparison with the F150, Silverado, and RAM, Sandy will be discussing driveline and off-roading capabilities.  Our 3 conventional trucks are all 4×4 capable and fairly similar in many respects owing to their long histories in the market and established paradigms.

The Cybertruck, however, is a completely different animal, including a feature that allows it to almost roll over and then restabilize and roll back which is also found in the Tesla Model Y.

Sandy also gives some great background stories of him learning to truly off-road with a Land Rover Discovery and training at the Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK.

To see the whole video, click here!

Just another reminder, 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.

Exclusive Sandy Munro guided tour of Munro

Sandy Munro Exclusive Tour of Munro and Associates

Exclusive Sandy Munro guided tour of Munro

For those of you interested in seeing more of Munro & Associates and what our facilities look like, Sandy has put together a video that takes the viewer on a guided tour and walks down memory lane.

This “behind the scenes” tour quickly delves into some of the products and projects Munro has worked on in the past, notably Club Car golf carts, Mini Cooper, Chrysler Pentastar engine, LG TVs, Javelin Missles and much more.  From medical devices to rice cookers, airplanes to video game consoles, Munro has worked on products in every manufacturing field.

Sandy then introduces the audience to Munro’s technology transfer center and reveals some of the interesting toys Munro gets to play with, just before the main walkthrough of our teardown area.

To see the whole video, click here!

Just another reminder, 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!