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Charged EVs Covers Munro’s BMW i3 Report for $10

Charged EV Covers Munros $10 BMW i3 Report

Charged EVs Covers Munro’s BMW i3 Report for $10

Never a person to shy away from taking an action to shake up the market, Sandy Munro started to offer Munro & Associates BMW i3 Report which consists of 10 Vehicle Zones and almost 24,000 pages of in-depth analysis (a must have for EV enthusiasts), is now getting picked up by some of the media, including Charged EV Magazine.

For their full article on this, click here:  https://chargedevs.com/newswire/sandy-munro-offers-bmw-i3-teardown-report-for-10/

This report cost Munro over $2 million dollars to create and was sold for $89,000 up until recently, showcases the Munro benchmarking prowess and offers to the EV enthusiast or the engineering grad student alike a view into one of the most groundbreaking EV for its time!

As an homage to one of Sandy’s former mentors, Sandy wanted to cut a break for the average Joe who cannot afford an industry priced report, but maybe has the inkling to be an entrepreneur in the EV world, maybe even the next Elon Musk.

Chances to view a report like this for this level of price are unheard of in the industry, so we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity now before we remove the report forever.  If you are interested, click on this link here to take you to the report purchasing page:  https://munrolive.com/support-%2F-store/ols/products/bmw-i3-reports

 

Arcimoto Stock Still Has Plenty More to Climb

Arcimoto Stock Still Has Plenty More to Climb

Arcimoto Stock Still Has Plenty More to Climb

According to John Whitefoot at Profit Confidential, Arcimoto’s climb is only just beginning.  2020 saw Arcimotos stock climb from the mid $2 range to well over $7 and it’s not done yet.

The end of 2019 was very important for Arcimoto, marking their transition into their first retail production. But even despite the setbacks of the COVID Pandemic, Arcimoto only closed from March to May and still wound up having a first-quarter revenue of $616,795, compared to $2645 in the prior-year period.

Arcimoto has gone on to raise 26.5 million from institutional investors in the last few months which has bolstered their stock even more.

Munro and Associates were contracted to work on Arcimoto’s FUV during this time to improve its design and manufacturability which garnered the notice of the investors.  As the next phase of analysis is beginning with Munro, other investment banks seem to be paying close attention to the progress.

Arcimoto has been recently featured in a few Munro videos such as this quick overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8yV99P7Tx0

Other vlogger shows have also picked up this collaboration between Munro and Arcimoto, such as Galileo Russel’s Hyper Change where he flat out asks Arcimoto CEO, Mark Frohnmayer, how will Sandy Munro add value to Arcimoto?  Watch the clip here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlSOAvAkgas

But for an analyst’s look at Arcimoto’s climb and potential future lies, read this informative article here:

Arcimoto Inc: Overlooked EV Stock Up 287% in 2020, Still Has Tremendous Upside

Want to know what kinds of technology Munro may be introducing to the Arcimoto?  Check out our Model Y report which showcases 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.

Sandy Munro’s July 8th 2020 Patreon Q & A Session

Sandy Munro July 8th 2020 Patreon Q & A Session

Sandy Munro’s July 8th 2020 Patreon Q & A Session

In this newly released Q&A session, Sandy Munro answers various pressing questions of our Patrons.  First up on the docket was the pressing question of whether Munro why did Munro choose to start a YouTube Channel and Patreon page during the COVID Pandemic (marketing, PR stunt, add revenue, brand status, etc.) and whether it made a dent in our earnings or helped to keep Munro solvent during this time.  Sandy simply answers that this is simply a way of documented our process and a way to show our customers what we do (or did), but we didn’t think we would have that many viewers.  “Did we make any money at this? Actually no, not really.” Sandy explains, “We made some money when we were selling componentry and whatnot, but that has fallen away.  The objective here is to get the word out on objectives that people want to buy.”

Sandy then goes on completely bash the Reliant Robin (with Mr. Bean references) while exonerating the Arcimoto 3 wheel vehicle, when they are getting compared by a viewer.  He then tells about how the Morgan, another English vehicle, also had similar beginnings but then went on to become an excellent vehicle and, “a hill-climbing champion.”

From there, you have questions regarding the crashworthiness of the mega casting in relation to safety, how the Tesla Y report is selling and who is buying, how does Tesla view consultants vs the Detroit 3 or Asian automakers, and much, much, more.

To watch the full video and hear Sandy answer some great questions from his viewers, click here: https://youtu.be/ZdH4PW5jWzM?t=9

BTW, the Model Y report is finished, as is the Octovalve and Thermal System, the 3 EV Inverters, and a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.

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.

Sandy Munro Talks Cybertruck

Sandy Munro Talks Cyber Truck Inside EVs

Sandy Munro Talks Cybertruck

Sandy Munro goes on the YouTube channel E For Electric to discuss his final thoughts relating to the comparison of the cyber truck to the conventional trucks found in the market currently.

If you missed it, Sandy Munro did a five-part series comparing the RAM, Silverado, and F150 trucks to the information that we have on the Cybertruck.  Topics covered are Body Structure, Suspension, Ride & Handling, Driveline & Off-Roading, Interiors, and Ride and Drive characteristics and performance.  You can watch the series playlist by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqi6DF7TKTI&list=PLkiDlGyJnprdiMRN3kR6V0EgfQJZFLA9J&index=2&t=0s

The interview on E For Electric with Alex Guberman however, covers topics that Sandy didn’t cover in the series such as projected serviceability issues and market outlook.  For both video interview (embedded) and the Inside EV article, click here:  https://insideevs.com/news/433171/sandy-munro-compared-tesla-cybertruck-gas-pickups/

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.

Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

Tips for Tesla E2 - Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging
Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

In today’s episode, Sandy Munro talks about the vehicle-to-grid charging for Tesla vehicles and EV’s in general as well as vehicle to vehicle charging and inherent issues that are underlying within them.

What happens if you get stuck on the road with no charge in your car? Or what happens if you need to charge from home but a giant storm has cut the power to your house and/or neighborhood and maybe even your solar panels (should you have them) are damaged and you can’t get power to your car?

As Sandy gets into the weeds of the electronics, he points some of the so-called solutions to these issues isn’t so simple as a quick physical add-on or just doing software updates to the car.  Sending power backwards through the system isn’t physically possible due to the nature of the existing circuitry, however, redesigning the car introducing bi-directional circuitry might solve this issue.

Sandy suggests some other novel ideas, but to learn them you have to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qM0LpsYb6A&t=5s

Tips for Tesla E1 – Steering and Weight Reduction

Tesla Suggestions - Lighweighting and Steering
Tips for Tesla E1 – Steering and Weight Reduction

Replace the wheel?

In this episode Sand talks about the evolution of steering, all the way from riding horses to the present day.  Sandy suggests some alternatives to future Tesla steering mechanisms and discusses the feasibility of a joystick model and goes into an explanation of the aircraft that Munro and Associates designed called the Paradigm.

Taking one step further, Sandy suggests that at some point we should ultimately have a  vehicle that will be steered by thought. Although this might sound a little out there to the casual reader, Tesla’s Neuralink might bring us this reality sooner than we think.

In the second half of this video Sandy discusses a few different light-weighting ideas that Tesla can implement. The first is surrounding changing the wheels in a new design concept from martianwheels.com.  Sandy also talks about other ways to replace large chunks the car someone consumer to the make a casting.

To find this in more watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiXy5w5VxgI&t=1s

 

Munro Offers BMW i3 Teardown Report to Public for $10

BMW i3 $10 Report

How do you inspire and help the next Elon Musk in creating the next breakthrough electric vehicle?

If you’re Sandy Munro, CEO of teardown benchmarking and product design firm Munro & Associates, you offer your landmark BMW i3 benchmarking analysis report – a detailed 23,000+ page document that usually sells for $89,000 – for only $10. That’s just $1 per vehicle zone: body; exterior; rolling chassis; battery system; electronics; cooling; driveline and motor; ReX system; IP and interior trim; and seats.

To put this into perspective, it cost Munro over $2 million to develop this in-depth report that analyzes more than 54,000 parts. Most of the OEM’s in the world have purchased it. All the parts are documented with materials, weights, cost, fasteners, glues, suppliers for components and more.

Check out this video where Sandy discusses the report and its potential to inspire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCDamRUFHYs

Here’s a direct link to purchase the report: https://munrolive.com/support-%2F-store/ols/categories/bmw-i3-reports

 

 

F150 is Learning From RAM

F150 is Learning From Dodge Ram

F150 is Learning From RAM

Both the Financial Post and Automotive News picked up on Munro and Associates series comparing the Cybertruck with conventional trucks in the market specifically honing in on changes being made to the F150 borrowing from interior upgrades initiated in the RAM series.

Quoting Sandy from the series, “If they add the same stuff as what RAM did and if they can add more stuff like Tesla’s doing, there’ll be a gigantic gap between Ford, and RAM and Chevy.”

As Rhett Ricart, owner of Ricart Ford in Columbus, Ohio puts it, “RAM taught everybody a little bit of a lesson,” referring to the interior upgrades including the lay-flat passenger seats, the screen size increase of your navigation radio controls, as well as connectivity enhancements.

To read the full articles, click below:

Financial Post Article

Automotive New Article

Also, our Model Y report is DAYS away from completion!  Other reports that you can already purchase 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.

CORP! Magazine Recognizes Munro in COVID-19 Heroes

Corp Magazine Sandy Munro Mask Giving

CORP! Magazine Recognizes Munro in COVID-19 Heroes

In the most recent issue of “CORP! Magazine”, there is a featured section on Michigan companies that picked up the fight against COVID in their own way to help make better of a terrible situation through providing community solutions to the cause.

Sandy Munro started off early talking about the importance of paying it forward to the front line cashiers at local grocery stores in order to acknowledge their risk of catching the illness in the act of performing their jobs by tipping them with whatever change is leftover in a person’s grocery bill.  This topic was featured in Munro’s now highly watched YouTube series on the Tesla Model Y teardown.  The #keepthechange hashtag started to catch on.

A fan of Sandy’s show, Jason Wang of Cypress River Advisors, sympathized with this message and provided Munro & Associates with a few thousand masks shipped over from Taiwan so that Sandy could hand them out to the front line cashiers at local grocery stores so that their employees could be protected without having to pay for masks.  Cypress River Advisors has been instrumental in distributing face masks for free to hospitals, nursing homes and communities in need across America, Japan and Taiwan recently and is still collecting donations to do so. (Click here to donate).

The grocery stores were elated and it definitely put a smile on the managers and employees faces (albeit, hard to see under the masks).  This story was then picked up by CORP! Magazine where you can read the full story story here.