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Cybertruck E4 – Interior

Cybertruck E4 - Interior

Cybertruck E4 – Interior

Welcome back to episode 4 on the Cybertruck vs. conventional trucks series.  In todays episode, Sandy compares the interiors of the Cybertruck to what truck owners currently experience or expect on truck that are in the market currently.

Sandy points out that there are pluses and minuses with the Cybertruck’s proposed interiors.  He discusses the minimalist design, which an old time trucker, would be used to (truck in the old days had few interior features), but is nothing like the design an old-timer would expect or be used to.  He points out changes that have occurred in the expectation of truckers and how that might affect Tesla.

One interesting point that Sandy is not a fan of is the proposed steering wheel, which would terrible for off-roading and, based on the pictures provided, not street legal.

There is in depth discussion of the Instrument Panel including infotainment system and assumptions made from tearing down the model Y.  Sandy goes on to talk about door panels, seats, center consoles, HVAC, safety/restraints, and electronics.

For the full video click here:

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.

Cybertruck Comparison Ep2 – Suspension

Cybertruck E2 - Suspension

Cybertruck Comparison Ep2 – Suspension

In this week’s episode, Sandy Munro compares the Cybertruck with conventional trucks on the market in relation to front and rear suspension, air ride, and active damping to make assumptions about utility, comfort, and performance.

What suspension geometry is Cybertruck going to use and why?  What are some unique possibilities for dynamic ride height adjustment that air suspension opens up for the Cybertruck?  How will active damping affect the overall feel of the Cybertruck and the absence of a solid rear axle in favor of independent rear suspension and air springs?  All of these questions are covered in this weeks episode which can be watched here:

Just a reminder, Munro has reports on these types of truck comparisons and much more.  If you are interested in finding out more about the Tesla Model 3 or Y or how the top 10 EV Motors on the market compare with each other, then you should click on the above or contact us at sales@leandesign.com.

Also, remember to tip your cashier or at the very least to thank them for being a front line worker that is keeping the economy going.  For last week’s episode, click here.

Model Y Series: Episode 39: Sandy Talks About Electronics, Body Controllers & Steering Rack

Model Y E39 Electronics, Body Controllers & Steering Rack

Episode 39: Sandy Talks About Electronics, Body Controllers & Steering Rack

Welcome back to episode 39 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro talks about electronics, body controllers and the steering rack.

The episode starts with Sandy sharing some information about the carbon fiber spoiler before he takes a look at the body control modules from the Model Y and Model 3. Comparing the two boards, Sandy sees continual improvement with the Model Y.

Next, Sandy gives an overview of the steering rack and how it works.

Check out the full details 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 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 34: Autopilot, Acceleration & Turns on Rails in Second Model Y

Model Y Series: Episode 34: Autopilot, Acceleration & Turns on Rails in Second Model Y

Episode 34: Autopilot, Acceleration & Turns on Rails in Second Model Y

Welcome to episode 34 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro takes advantage of the nice Michigan weather and takes a look at the second Model Y.

As part of the dynamic portion of a Fit, Finish, and Quality (FFQ) audit, Sandy takes the Model Y for a ride. From the ride and acceleration to the autopilot and functionality, Sandy describes what he likes, how it compares to other vehicles, and shares a few stories along the way.

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 available here.

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