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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:

New York Times: Munro Says the Mega Casting is Just Spectacular

Mega Casting New York Times Munro Live

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.

For the full article click here: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/09/08/business/08reuters-tesla-manufacturing-berlin.html

 

 

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.