Munro & Associates is proud to announce that they are working with the Nobe Car company on their new vehicle launch. The Nobe Car is a modern classic design on a three-wheeled EV platform. The original design comes from Estonia, now brought to the US, and all done within the short time span of a few years (compared with the usual decade or more found with new vehicle lines in other car or sport vehicle companies.
In this reveal video, Sandy Munro presents several aspects of the Nobe car in tandem with the President of Nobe Cars USA, Inc. Mati Otsmaa. Munro will be working with Nobe to improve its design and make it easier to manufacture while saving costs in order to help bring this car to market even faster.
The Nobe car is electrically efficient while bringing style and nostalgia. It can go 180 miles on one charge making it practical while having better handling than motorcycle in the snow (you have to see the video to believe it!)
What is in the box? Munro Reveals Its Newest Project
Exciting times at Munro & Associates today as we release our newest project – the Nobe car! Over the coming weeks, we will be covering all of the interesting features of this beautiful little car and Sandy is pumped to not only analyze the existing vehicle but to show how we will improve the design through our time tested methodologies.
As this is just a teaser you will have to stay tuned to find out where this takes us, but in the meantime, please watch this unveiling vignette that in true unboxing video fashion is satisfying to watch:
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.
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.
New York Times: Munro Says the Mega Casting is Just Spectacular
As anyone who has followed Munro’s teardown of the Tesla Model Y knows, our team has found numerous improvements over the Model 3 we tore down previously as well as a bundle of great new surprises that delight the automotive engineer and EV enthusiast alike.
One of the biggest finds was the Mega Casting which is the largest aluminum casting that our team has ever seen in all it’s 32 years of existence. What is even more interesting is the process that pulls this off.
The New York Times just recently did a great little feature on this part of the Model Y and gave homage to Munro siting Sandy as saying, “…it is just spectacular.” The article goes on to talk about inside information revealed to the reporter from a source at the new Tesla plant in Germany, and how Tesla is taking a new tact by replacing several costly robots that can’t keep up with giant aluminum casting machines that will produce simpler chassis parts.
In the latest Munro Live Video, Sandy talks about what will be coming up in future episodes. Some of the things the audience can look forward to will be work we are doing with the Renault KWID as well as several prototype electric vehicles that you really don’t want to miss out on.
But let’s get down to the real question that many people seem to be asking recently… “Does Munro work for, or get paid by Tesla?” The answer is an emphatic, “NO!”
Munro has worked with or analyzed most vehicles that have been brought to market over its 32 years of business from pretty much every automaker. Munro has helped design, analyze, benchmark, or influenced electric vehicles going as far back as GM’s EV1. This being said, when Munro releases reports like the Telsa Model 3 or Y that are sold openly to anyone and are not paid for studies by an individual company for their R&D or product design departments, they are done on our own dollar and we give up all of the secrets that we find, the good and the bad, warts and all.
If a company pays for us to analyze or redesign a product, it is kept secret and you won’t hear about it for years if ever. If we do a study like the Model Y, we do it on our own volition in order to sell it to a wide audience because we think it has a lot of properties or technology that the market will be interested in finding out. It is as simple as that.
One thing Sandy Munro is not, is a shill for anyone! What we found in the Model Y was truly impressive and beyond our initial expectations, for not only Tesla, but the EV industry in general. Anyone that buys the report will understand once they see what we have found. This is why we are warning the automotive market in general, that the bar has been raised and they have to get their sh*t together if they don’t want to be left in the dust. If you are interested in buying the Model Y report, you can view the prospectus here: https://leandesign.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tesla-Y-Sales-Document.pdf
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
Scientists at the D’arcy Laboratory Department Of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis have come up with a novel way to take a basic common red building brick and turn it into a supercapacitor by coating them with a special conductive polymer.
Converting a brick into a “smart brick” is possible because a red brick is, in and of itself, red because of the hematite that is within the brick used as a red pigment. When the brick is solidified by heating, it becomes microporous which is a perfect structure for depositing PEDOT – poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanofibers through another controlled process called oxidative radical polymerization.
Once this is achieved, the transformation is complete and “voila!” you have a relatively cheap and accessible supercapacitor.
Munro & Associates has saved companies billions of dollars spanning the gamut of manufacturing industries from aerospace, defense, automotive, marine, medical, heavy industries, MTDM, consumer electronics, and more. Munro & Associates has their own YouTube Channel, Munro Live, featuring Sandy himself. Munro Live offers an in-depth look at the teardown of the most popular vehicles on the market today such as the Tesla Model Y and the Tesla Cybertruck.
Pick Sandy’s brain by submitting questions on the teardown of the vehicles or for information and facts about Munro & Associates.
Questions will be limited to 50 participants.
Submit your advance questions by July 27.
**Important Note: You must be an SAE member to submit a question.
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!”