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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.

Model Y Series: Episode 35: Individual Battery Cell Removal & MY-M3 Battery Module Comparison

Episode 35: Individual Battery Cell Removal & MY-M3 Battery Module Comparison

Episode 35: Individual Battery Cell Removal & MY-M3 Battery Module Comparison

In episode 35 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro compares the Model Y and Model 3 battery modules.

Now that the Model Y battery has returned from being safely discharged, Sandy takes a closer look and compares the modules from the Model Y and Model 3, and highlights the changes that have been made between the two.

To end the episode, with a Dremel and chisel in hand, Sandy demonstrates what’s involved in removing a single cylindrical cell from the Model Y battery module and compares it to a single cylindrical cell from the Model 3.

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.

Model Y Series: Episode 33: Breakdown of the Body-in-White

Model Y E33: Sparks Fly for a Breakdown of the Body-in-White

Episode 33: Breakdown of the Body-in-White

We’re at episode 33 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro discusses the body-in-white (BIW) as it starts to be dismantled.

This episode starts off with sparks, as a Munro engineer begins breaking down the BIW using an air arc.

Sandy then walks us through the design of the Model Y and what has to happen when designing the body for manufacturability and functionality. He takes a look at welding strategies, panel shingling and structural doublers and more.

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.  Also, you can find the Uberturbine cocktail table, which is now available here.

Model Y Series: Episode 32: High Voltage Battery Comparison

Model Y Series: Episode 32: High Voltage Battery Comparison

Episode 32: High Voltage Battery Comparison

Welcome back to episode 32 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro compares three major types of high voltage (HV) batteries.

To start, while we wait for our Model Y module to return from being discharged, Sandy takes a close look at the substructure of a Model 3 HV battery.

Next, Sandy walks us through the specifics of three major types of HV batteries: cylindrical; prizmatic; and pouch. He reviews the constructions available on the market today, while demonstrating the pros and cons.

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.

Also, Sandy shares the Uberturbine cocktail table now available here.

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

Episode 31: Environmental Stewardship on the Exterior Trim, Door Modules & Motor Bay

Model Y E31 Environmental Stewardship on the Exterior Trim, Door Modules, and Motor Bay

Episode 31: Environmental Stewardship on the Exterior Trim, Door Modules & Motor Bay

Welcome back to episode 31 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through some of the key features Tesla has put in place to save the environment.

To start off the episode, Sandy reviews the progression of chromed and plated parts from the Model S through the Model Y, pointing out why less “bling” benefits in both reduced environmental impact and reduced cost.

As he continues, Sandy takes us through the recycling process of a door and door module, and takes a look at how and why Tesla can get away with very little paint beneath the frunk.

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.

Also, the MunroLive merchandise store is live! Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store

Model Y Series: Episode 30: Advantages of Module-Built Door Construction

Model Y E30: Advantages of Module-Built Door Construction and Lessons from the Past

Episode 30: Advantages of Module-Built Door Construction

We’re at episode 30 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro discusses the Model Y’s module built door construction.

We start the segment going back to 1987 and something that almost cost Sandy his job. Sandy walks us down memory lane – with photos! – before demonstrating the advantages of Tesla’s module built door construction.

Throughout this episode, Sandy analyzes the Model Y’s aluminum door modules, including the internals of the door and summarizes topics including side impact countermeasures, manufacturability enablers and potential areas for improvement.

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.

Also, the MunroLive merchandise store is live! Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store