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Sandy Munro talks solid-state batteries, Tesla mega-castings and light-activated hydrogen (Full Video)

EV Design Prophet Sandy Munro is always worth listening to—he explains highly technical EV engineering topics in an engaging, accessible style. His most recent appearance was a discussion of the next generation of EV technologies, part of this week’s Spring 2021 Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering. Munro covered an amazing amount of ground in… Read more »

Sandy Munro discusses next-generation EV technologies at Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering

Following his two informative presentations at our September conference comparing 10 leading EV motors and Tesla’s inverter technology versus other BEVs, Sandy Munro returns to the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, April 19-22, 2021. For many years, Munro & Associates has been performing teardowns—taking cars apart to find out what their components are, where… Read more »

Aptera raises $4 million from Series A investors, including Sandy Munro

Aptera Motors has a very different strategy from that of most EV startups. Rather than a luxury sedan or a crowd-pleasing pickup truck, the San Diego-based company is building what it says will be the world’s most efficient vehicle—an EV with a solar panel on the roof, and as much as 1,000 miles of range…. Read more »

Elon Musk and Sandy Munro talk Production Hell, megacastings, structural battery packs and much more

This is a meeting that promises to be fascinating for any EV fan—Elon Musk speaks to auto manufacturing expert Sandy Munro for over 45 minutes. Sandy has become something of an internet star of late for his insightful comments (both positive and negative) about Teslas and other EVs. In this new video on the Munro… Read more »

Teardown expert Sandy Munro compares Tesla, Nissan, Jaguar inverters

When it comes to automobiles, Sandy Munro knows whereof he speaks. His company specializes in taking new cars apart and analyzing every little bracket and screw—what it’s made of, who made it, and how much it cost. Charged was fortunate enough to have Sandy present a couple of video sessions at our Virtual Conference on… Read more »

Tesla’s Inverter Technology Versus Other BEVs: Sandy Munro’s Analysis

A motor is nothing without power and controls.

PM motor technology, Neodymium magnets, hair pins vs. windings, induction rotors with aluminum or copper core are meaningless if the inverter that controls all functions is not designed properly. During the session, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro will address questions like: What is profound knowledge? When is the right time for a buy decision? What has Tesla done to take control of their own destiny? What are the common points between running a PM motor and an induction motor? How much commonality is there between the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y (with a side by side comparison of the competition on the heels of Tesla)?

Teardown expert Sandy Munro compares 10 leading EV motors in new video

Auto manufacturing expert Sandy Munro knows what makes cars tick. For years, he and his company have performed teardowns, taking new cars apart and analyzing every little bracket and screw—what it’s made of, who made it, and how much it cost. This week at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, Sandy compared an assortment… Read more »

Sandy Munro offers BMW i3 teardown report for $10

For many years, Munro & Associates has been performing teardowns—taking cars apart to find out what their components are, where they come from and how much they cost—and selling enormous, highly technical reports to automakers for five-figure prices, mostly unnoticed by anyone outside the auto industry. More recently, because of the huge interest in the… Read more »

Sandy Munro says the Tesla Cybertruck’s unorthodox design makes it cheap to manufacture

Sandy Munro, the auto manufacturing expert who delivered some detailed insights about Tesla’s manufacturing strengths and weaknesses after tearing down a Tesla Model 3, recently made some comments about the upcoming Cybertruck. Of course, Munro hasn’t gotten his hands on an actual Cybertruck (as far as we know, Jay Leno is the first non-employee to… Read more »

Teardown specialist Sandy Munro: Tesla Model 3 should deliver 30% profit margin

Model 3 is rolling out of the factory and onto the roads, and so far owners are making happy noises. But can Tesla make a profit on its much-anticipated mass-market EV? The results of two recent teardowns suggest the answer is a resounding yes. Earlier this year, a group commissioned by German automakers dismantled several… Read more »