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The Legacy Of The EV1 – From Creation To Destruction

Automotive News GM EV1 Sandy Munro

The Legacy Of The EV1 – From Creation To Destruction

Automotive News recently released a great article and reflection video testament to the now extinct EV1 by GM.  In this video and article, Automotive News covers its advocates and detractors, its innovations for the time, and hints to its demise.  This comes on the heels of the 25th anniversary of the car’s creation.

For those of you that are unaware, Sandy Munro had a hand in the EV1’s creation, working with GM on the project.  Sandy laments, “That was a pivotal point that GM could have basically dominated this market completely… no one else was thinking about this… there never would have been a Tesla.”

“I think that the EV1 was the best project I ever worked on,” says Sandy, which is a big statement coming from a man that has worked on some of the most profitable and innovative automotive platforms that have existed.

To watch the video and to read the whole article, click on the link below:

Packed with pioneering technologies, the head-turning General Motors EV1 revealed the benefits and shortcomings of the modern electric vehicle 25 years ago. (autonews.com)

Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up Part 2

Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up

Sandy’s Tesla Battery Day Follow-up Part 2

In the second installment of Sandy’s analysis of Tesla’s battery day discoveries, Sandy starts off by answering certain comments and questions from viewers and then goes into more detail about why he thinks the batteries will be a superior solution.  Sandy also reveals where the large casting came from in our last video – Invocast!

From there Sandy Goes back into history and starts talking about other projects that Munro has worked on where we have turned a corner in technology and improved a product or vehicle to the point where we changed the critic’s minds about what could be possible.

Sandy then moves into Munro’s future, working with several new electric vehicles in order to bring low cost and fun transportation solutions to the market, in the form of Arcimoto’s FUV, Aptera, and the Nobe Car.  We address issues like safety, but also cost, delivering to niche markets, and innovation in a burgeoning area of EVs.  Sandy also let’s his audience know that he is open to investors who want to be a part of the future of these vehicles, specifically the Nobe.

But perhaps most interesting of all… there is a surprise box at the end… what will it be???

Watch the full episode here:  https://youtu.be/FQQPyE8bePs