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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:

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.

Elon Musk is Channeling Henry Ford on Axios

Elon Musk is Channeling Henry Ford

Elon Musk is Channeling Henry Ford on Axios

Elon is on a quest to revolutionize the automotive industry.  Every step he takes is another foray into the future of what an automobile should be.  In this article from Joann Muller on Axios, Joann compares how Elon is shaping the new auto industry with some retro views.  Taking a page out of Henry Ford’s book, Elon is now touting the importance of manufacturing efficiencies and vertical integration, concepts made popular by Ford.

Also, much like Ford, Elon has suffered the slings and arrows of critics but come through with his head held high.  The more you look into these two individuals, the more parallels become apparent.

Sandy Munro was invited to talk on this subject with Joann and you can follow the full discussion in the official article.

For the full story on AXIOS, click here!

On another note, our Model Y report is finished!  Want to get a real understanding of the leading EV technology?  This report has it in detail and 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.

“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.

 

NEW Stator Patent from Tesla!!!

New Tesla Stator Patent

NEW Stator Patent from Tesla!!!

Tesla never ceases to amaze the public or the engineering realm with consistent improvements and innovations within EV technology.  Previously, Tesla introduced a new battery patent at the tail end of last year which was might be revealed on battery day by Tesla. Many people are very eagerly awaiting concrete data on the performance of this

battery and feel that it is the next step in battery technology without going to solid-state.  EV Source does a great video on this which you can watch here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Gz8Kfz-Hw

Batteries aside, what does this new stator patent reveal? Although some parts of the patent are vague, and in general the patent doesn’t make for light reading of the average enthusiast, but it does hint at a few manufacturing issues that this stator will presumably solve:

“Typical electric motors have stator cores that are formed from metal laminates stacked one above another. An inner periphery of these stator cores typically define slots (or teeth) on which multiple coils of wire are wound. Each coil of wire may be wound over all or a subset of the slots. As the slots are defined only along the inner periphery of the stator core, such winding of the coil of wires over the subset of slots in the stator core may be challenging, laborious and hence, time consuming. Moreover, such winding may incur additional expense in terms of tooling requirements that are required to perform the winding of coils in the slots of the stator core.”

So what is the take away?  If Tesla did the job right, then the new Tesla motors will cost less to produce and that might be a game changer for the market yet again.

To read the full article by Charged EV Magazine click here: https://chargedevs.com/newswire/tesla-files-patent-for-new-type-of-stator/

Also, our Model Y report is complete!  If you want to truly get an edge in the EV market, this report has it all on the leading EV in technology and performance.  Other reports that you can purchase from Munro are 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.

Cybertruck Comparison Ep1 – Body Structure

Cybertruck Comparison Ep1 - Body Structure

Cybertruck Comparison Ep1 – Body Structure

Munro kicks off their next video series today which will compare the 3 leading pickup trucks currently in the market (F150, Silverado, and RAM) with the Tesla Cybertruck.

Episode 1 focuses on the exterior body of these vehicles and explains reasons why Tesla decided to take this angular approach in designing the Cybertruck.  Although polarizing to some, the choice of making the body 30X stainless necessitates this sort of look.

“Stainless Steel is not your best friend when it comes to forming techniques,” says Sandy Munro, which is why the Cybertruck has to be formed using a press brake rather than stamping dies. “These lines (on conventional trucks) are impossible with anything that is hard like a stainless steel,” Sandy re-iterates.

Watch the full episode here.

Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes, which will be released every Wednesday morning.  Next week’s episode will cover suspension, ride, and handling.

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!

Model Y Series: Episode 40: Mega Wrap Up: 10 Takeaways & Future Plans

Model Y E40: Mega Wrap Up Episode - Top 10 Takeaways and Future Plans

Episode 40: Mega Wrap Up: 10 Takeaways & Future Plans  

Don’t miss episode 40, the final episode of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro wraps up the series.

Sandy reviews the top 10 takeaways from the body to the electronics, as he recaps the Model Y teardown along with some new footage throughout. He also discusses the conclusions Munro has come to on the vehicle.

Next, Sandy shares due to the overwhelming support from Munro Live viewers, Munro will be back with more content, which will include automotive and other industry product teardowns with a goal to continue take a closer look at the products we use each day.

To conclude, Sandy gives a sincere thanks to all of the viewers, followers, subscribers and supporters of Munro Live.

You can see the full details of the final episode here. Be sure to tune in next week for the next series!

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

If you’re interested in purchasing our detailed report of the Model Y that goes into much more depth, please reach out. This report is thousands of pages long and contains all kinds of data gems that you won’t find anywhere else, and certainly not for this price.  In Sandy’s estimation, this EV is about 5 or more years ahead of its time and has all kinds of new technologies and design changes that put it above the competition.  If you don’t want to be left in the dust and instead leapfrog your product into the future then you need this report.  Check out the Tesla Model Y Prospectus here.  Also, these zones can be purchased individually.  Contact our sales team to find out more: sales@leandesign.com.

Model Y Series: Episode 38: Seat Day at Munro

Model Y E38 - Seat Day at Munro

Episode 38: Seat Day at Munro

Welcome back to episode 38 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through Tesla’s seat design.

Sandy takes a look at a seat from the Model Y, which has something in common with all other Tesla’s, and that’s the seat frame. He then gives us an overview of seat safety from the seatbelt and airbag to the anchor pre-tensioner and more.

Next, Sandy shares different seat designs throughout the automotive industry, including some historical content.

You can find the full details of Sandy’s seat overview here.

Attention!  Our video series on the Model Y is coming to a close.  We would like to announce that the Tesla Model Y report will be finished in a matter of weeks and it contains a vast amount of information NOT covered in these videos.  This report is thousands of pages long and contains all kinds of data gems that you won’t find anywhere else, and certainly not for this price.  In Sandy’s estimation, this EV is about 5 or more years ahead of its time and has all kinds of new technologies and design changes that put it above the competition.  If you don’t want to be left in the dust and instead leapfrog your product into the future then you need this report.  Check out the Tesla Model Y Prospectus here.  Also, these zones can be purchased individually.  Contact our sales team to find out more: sales@leandesign.com.

Model Y Series: Episode 37: Body Structure Internals Revealed

Episode 37: Body Structure Internals Revealed

Episode 37: Body Structure Internals Revealed

Welcome back to episode 37 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through some noteworthy observations of the body side aperture.

During today’s episode, he discusses hot-formed steel, the internal structure, E-Coat, weld spacing, laser cutting and self-piercing-rivets.

You can enjoy Sandy’s insight, opinion, and conclusion on the Model Y BIW here.

Attention!  Our video series on the Model Y is coming to a close.  We would like to announce that the Tesla Model Y report will be finished in a matter of weeks and it contains a vast amount of information NOT covered in these videos.  This report is thousands of pages long and contains all kinds of data gems that you won’t find anywhere else, and certainly not for this price.  In Sandy’s estimation, this EV is about 5 or more years ahead of its time and has all kinds of new technologies and design changes that put it above the competition.  If you don’t want to be left in the dust and instead leapfrog your product into the future then you need this report.  Check out the Tesla Model Y Prospectus here.  Also, these zones can be purchased individually.  Contact our sales team to find out more: sales@leandesign.com.

Model Y Series: Episode 36: The Octovalve

Model Y Series: Episode 36: The Octovalve

Episode 36: The Octovalve

Here’s episode 36 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through the details of the octovalve and heat pump system. Bonus, Sandy also shares a little Detroit Red Wings history with us to start.

With the octovalve and heat pump system completely disassembled, Sandy gives us a detailed overview of the components that comprise it, and explains how they’re made and what functions they perform.

Sandy also explains what to expect in the standalone report for the heat pump system, which will be for sale in the next few weeks.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.

Don’t forget to check out the MunroLive merchandise store. Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store.