The Fully Charged Show Podcast

The Fully Charged Show Podcast Podcast

Filled with interesting stories, almost breaking news, a pinch of wit and a dash of banter. A few guests who actually know what is going on in the world of EVs, renewable energy and sustainability.

Sinead Lynch, Shell Country Chair | Fully Charged Podcast
It was a great pleasure to talk to Sinead Lynch, she is the "Shell Country Chair" for the UK, and has a very refreshing take on the future of the fossil fuel industry. We discuss the way legacy fossil fuel companies could be involved in the transition to a zero carbon future for transport, industry and all our energy needs. ----- Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more fancy: https://www.youtube.com/user/fullychargedshow ----- Fully Charged website:  https://fullycharged.show/ ----- Patreon: ...

Podcast News Episode with Robert Llewellyn
Links to stories: Tesla Battery Day      https://livestream.tesla.com/ Polestar at Westfield https://www.polestar.com/uk/press/press-release/polestar-confirms-westfield-london-as-its-first-uk-space London bus garage to become world's largest 'trial power station’  https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/08/electric-buses-stored-in-london-garage-to-become-virtual-power-station/ Airbus Hydrogen planes https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/21/airbus-announces-concept-designs-for-hydrogen-powered-airplanes-.ht...

Ben Lane - Co-Founder Zap Map | Fully Charged Show Podcast
Robert chats with Ben Lane, Co-Founder of Zap Map, a popular application in the UK which helps drivers locate and use the ever growing network of public chargers, from 7 kW 'dumb sockets' to the latest ultra rapid 350 kW chargers. Zap Map and now launching 'Zap Pay,' where EV drivers, using the same App, can now pay for certain chargers using the app....

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Jonathon Porritt – Resolutely Hopeful | Fully Charged Podcast
Jonathon Porritt has been on the green scene for as long as anybody can remember. He campaigns agitates and demands, but always polite and quintessentially English— a respectable man, a safe pair of hands. With Hope in Hell he abandons all that. Suddenly it’s no more Mr Nice Green. This is hopefully an informative and entertaining ramble through the topics Joanath is passionate about. For more information about Jonathan's book: http://www.jonathonporritt.com/hope-in-hell/...

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Gareth Dunsmore - Nissan ARIYA - | Fully Charged Show Podcast
A very informative discussion with Gareth Dunsmore, Vice President, Marketing Communication, Customer Experience & Connected Car Services, Nissan Europe. A long title, but a very well informed and interesting man, Gareth gives the low down on the soon arriving Nissan ARIYA, on type 2 vehicle to grid developments, and liquid cooled batteries in a Nissan. in a Nissan. All good stuff. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow...

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David Hunt - Hyperion Executive Search | Fully Charged Show Podcast
A fascinating conversation between Robert and David Hunt, founder and CEO of Hyperion Executive Search, a talent acquisition company specialising in the clean energy space. Hyperion has been helping businesses grow and succeed since 2014 and recently expanded its operations in Europe with a new office in Munich. David’s headhunting team now operates across EMEA and the US. More info: https://hyperionsearch.co.uk/...

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Materials for 1 Billion Batteries, Gerard Barron and DeepGreen
Gerard Barron, CEO and chairman of DeepGreen Metals, patiently explains to Robert the aims of the company, how the polymetallic nodules came to be where they are, what they contain and how we can approach a time when we stop extracting materials and simply use them again. https://deep.green/...


Materials for 1 Billion Batteries, Gerard Barron and Deep Green
Gerard Barron, CEO and chairman of Deep Green Metals, patiently explains to Robert the aims of the company, how the polymetallic nodules came to be where they are, what they contain and how we can approach a time when we stop extracting materials and simply use them again. https://deep.green/...

Getting Paid to Charge Your Electric Car - Octopus Energy
Fiona Howarth explains to Robert how Octopus Energy is offering a wide range of electricity tariffs some of which follow the wholesale price, which, in recent years has occasionally gone 'negative.' At these times, some electric car owners have been paid to charge their cars. More info.https://octopus.energy/ Patreon support for Fully Charged Show https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow...

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Charging Electric Vehicles Without Wires
A very interesting conversation with Michael McHale from Momentum Dynamics in the USA. They have recently launched an induction (wireless) charging system for Jaguar I-Pace taxis in Oslo. Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more fancy: https://www.youtube.com/user/fullychargedshow And if you don't like it, you definitely won't enjoy our fancy website: https://fullycharged.show/...


Smart batteries and the future of distributed energy storage with Moixa
Moixa are on a mission to make batteries smarter. Batteries that talk to each other and create networks of energy storage that responds to supply and demand. You can, if you wish, support us on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more fancy: https://www.youtube.com/user/fullychargedshow And if you don't like it, you definitely won't enjoy our fancy website: https://fullycharged.show/...

Graphene and future materials with Versarian
As Neill describes, Professor Sir Andre Geim and Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov of the University of Manchester discovered and isolated a single atomic layer of carbon for the first time in 2004. Since then, an enormous amount of research and development has taken place developing this truly remarkable material. Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more fancy: https://www.youtube.com/user/fullychargedshow And if you don't like it, you definitely won't enjoy our fancy website: https://fullycharg...

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Air pollution in the modern world
Helen Czerski interviews one of her colleagues at University College London all about how air pollution has evolved in the city. From the most recent times to historic events, they talk about how air pollution has altered over the years. Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more fancy: https://www.youtube.com/user/fullychargedshow And if you don't like it, you definitely won't enjoy our fancy website: https://fullycharged.show/...


All about the business of the new energy wave with Michael Liebreich
In this interview Robert talks to Michael Liebreich all about the business of the new energy market. Starting back in 2004 Michael has always been at the cutting edge of doing business at the right time. Here is part of his story. So lastly, subscribe to Fully Charged podcast, its free after all, leave us a 5* rating a review on Apple Podcasts (as we get told about those ones), checkout the fully charged show website, for a new range of sustainable merchandise, our book The Fully Charged Guide to Electric V...

No more heroes... Or religion/cults. Robert's Twitter timeline
Robert had a twitter meltdown last weekend, so this episode goes into it somewhat and Robert actually tells us what his thoughts were. So lastly, subscribe to Fully Charged podcast, its free after all, leave us a 5* rating a review on Apple Podcasts (as we get told about those ones), checkout the fully charged show website, for a new range of sustainable merchandise, our book The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy and our A to Z guide which sorts out the week from the chaff with regards...

How NOT to throw away batteries with Amrit Chandan from Aceleron
During this recording in late-April, Robert talks with Amrit Chandan about how batteries can be reused to benefit all of us. So lastly, subscribe to Fully Charged podcast, its free after all, leave us a 5* rating a review on Apple Podcasts (as we get told about those ones), checkout the fully charged show website, for a new range of sustainable merchandise, our book The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy and our A to Z guide which sorts out the week from the chaff with regards who are t...


Interview with Greg Archer from Transport and the Environment
During this recording in mid-April, Robert talks with Greg Archer all about the state of the current affairs with "the thing" and how it affects out every day life. Might this pandemic be the wakeup call we need to save the air quality in the more urban areas of the world? They also talk about the legacy of 'diesel-gate', the HUGE possibilities of EV fleets and how mass manufacturing of batteries will lead to market adoption and lastly, how EV flight will work. Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rating and review ...

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Bobby Rambles on and on and on…
Bobby forgot to press record on an interview a couple of days ago so I (Ben - podcast producer) punished him and said just record something… It wasn’t Bobby’s finest ramblings but you know what he’s like, eminently listenable, so these are his thoughts on clean EV’s, YouTube and chill isn’t too bad (environmentally speaking), night time solar PV is happening and lastly, we are crowdfunding at the worst time in modern history. Fun! Links: EV’s are cleaner: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/electric-cars-be...

The Thing - Featuring Roger Atkins - Lamp post charging, VW's ID3's are being stockpiled BIG Trucks
Robert and Roger catchup as they talk all things news - the thing does raise its head but we are trying to stay positive, so Roger talks about Formula E, Robert discusses lamp post charging and how its growing, big and new hydrogen trucks are to be unleashed. Rogers Webinar: https://generationehq.com/smarter-mobility-world/register-to-go-live/ Electric Avenue https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/topic-areas/sustainable-energy/smart-ev-charging-infrastructure-for-cities.html?linkId=300000000280839 Oil str...

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The Thing - Featuring Roger Atkins - Lamp post charging, VW's ID3's are being stockpiled BIG Trucks
Robert and Roger catchup as they talk all things news - the thing does raise its head but we are trying to stay positive, so Roger talks about Formula E, Robert discusses lamp post charging and how its growing, big and new hydrogen trucks are to be unleashed. Rogers Webinar: https://generationehq.com/smarter-mobility-world/register-to-go-live/ Electric Avenue https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/topic-areas/sustainable-energy/smart-ev-charging-infrastructure-for-cities.html?linkId=300000000280839 Oil str...

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Understanding GM and EV Roundup including, Cybertruck, subscription services EV1 logistics to Fully Charged Live 2020
We welcome Chelsea Sexton on the show for the first time, and with the font of knowledge that is within her cranium, Robert and Chelsea go through the recent announcement from GM that they plan to invest in $20 billion in their all electric platforms and autonomous vehicles through to 2025. Is this all a smokescreen or are they getting serious about electric.    Theres also some other stuff about  Will subscription plans work for EV’s.  Chelsea chats about the logistics of getting the EV1 to Fully Charged L...

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Campaigning for Change with Baroness Worthington
Robert heads to The City (of London) to talk to Bryony Worthington aka Baroness Worthington who is a Member of the House of Lords. Baroness Worthington is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 31 January 2011. Thus, she has a huge influence in campaigning for change - she discusses with Robert what bills has managed to pass through Parliament and why we should care.   Bryony Worthington’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/bryworthington     Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rat...

Campaigning for Change with Baroness Worthington
Robert heads to The City (of London) to talk to Bryony Worthington aka Baroness Worthington who is a Member of the House of Commons. Baroness Worthington is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 31 January 2011. Thus, she has a huge influence in campaigning for change - she discusses with Robert what bills has managed to pass through Parliament and why we should care.   Bryony Worthington’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/bryworthington     Don’t forget, leave us a 5* r...


How to choose an electric vehicle - USA Edition
In this discussion held at FC Live on 1st February, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield from Transport Evolved, steps in to lead a discussion about How to choose and Electric Vehicle. Joined with Raejean Fellows from EAA, Seneca Giese from Current Automotive and Ken Bokor from the EV Revolution Show, Nikki leads the panel to talk about the best way to get an EV from new or used.  Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rating and review on your favourite podcast player as it helps us get discovered and increases our reach to sprea...

EV Myths Busted USA Edition
This podcast however is all about busting those EV myths out there. Joel Levin from Plug in America, Russell Corbin from Electric Auto Association, Matt Teske from Chargeway and finally, Sean Mitchell from All things EV. We are very happy to be able to offer Fully Charged listeners and Regeners a fabulous discount. If you go to chargefairy.com/fullycharged and sign up to Charge Fairy and you're in one of their launch areas your first 2 weeks are free. Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more f...

How Far Ahead is Tesla? | Fully Charged LIVE USA
We managed to gather a group of people who eat, drink, breath and dream pure Tesla, and put them together with Chelsea Sexton, one of the most knowledgeable people in the electric vehicle universe. Are Tesla so far ahead that none of the old players can catch them? Find out from: Teslanomics https://teslanomics.co/ Hyperchange https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LA... Now You Know https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMFm... Patreon:   A quick thank you to all our Patreon supporters, without your help we simply ...


A Full Fully Charged update
What has happened to Jonny? Wind turbines blades, how can we recycle them? What about-ism… Is your EV ‘dirtier’ than a diesel car? No… Robert explains why. Articles reference: The Hidden Subsidy of Fossil Fuels The ATLANTIC https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/05/how-much-does-world-subsidize-oil-coal-and-gas/589000/ Fossil fuels are underpriced by a whopping $5.2 trillion https://www.vox.com/2019/5/17/18624740/fossil-fuel-subsidies-climate-imf Please take a look at our main channel. It's much...

A Full Fully Charged update
What has happened to Jonny? Wind turbines blades, how can we recycle them? What about-ism… Is your EV ‘dirtier’ than a diesel car? No… Robert explains why. Articles reference: The Hidden Subsidy of Fossil Fuels The ATLANTIC https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/05/how-much-does-world-subsidize-oil-coal-and-gas/589000/ Fossil fuels are underpriced by a whopping $5.2 trillion https://www.vox.com/2019/5/17/18624740/fossil-fuel-subsidies-climate-imf Please take a look at our main channel. It's much...

Can batteries really be ethical, recyclable & sustainable - FC LIVE USA 2020
In this first talk we are able to release from Fully Charged USA, Chelsea Sexton leads a panel discussion all about “Can batteries really be ethical, recyclable & sustainable?”. The varied panel includes, Vivas Kumar from Benchmark Minerals, Hans-Eric Melin from Circular Energy, Storage Research & Consulting, Marc Kohler from Lithium Works, Zarko Medeldzija, American Manganese, Nicolas Tremblay, Nouveau Monde Graphite.  Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rating and review on your favourite podcast player as it hel...


Building a zero carbon energy system with James Murray from Business Green
Robert heads off to that-there London again, this time to visit someone who has been on his radar for quite some time, James Murray from Business Green. In this interview they talk about how renewables and sustainability not only makes ethical sense but also financial sense for almost every business. Check out James’s blog and website. https://www.businessgreen.com Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rating and review on your favourite podcast player as it helps us get discovered and increases our reach to spread t...

Interview with Ketan Joshi about Australia and how the devastating bush fires there are leading to government change and reformation.
In this episode Robert interviews Ketan Joshi all about his native land Australia and how the devastating bush fires there are pushing the government change and reformation. But will it happen? Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rating and review on your favourite podcast player as it helps us get discovered and increases our reach to spread the sustainability message. And finally don’t forget to subscribe to our two YouTube channels, which includes Fully Charged Regen which has these talks in video form. Patreon:...

Why are EV's VERY GOOD news for UK Businesses in 2020
In order to make sure that the show can further its reach on occasion we throw little business to business seminars and talks in selective locations around the UK to explain the benefit of renewable energy, EV’s and sustainability to key decision makers within the business world. The most recent one was in late November in Manchester at our Business to Business mixer.. This panel discussion was mainly about fleet services and how from April in the UK when the Benefit in Kind Tax (BIK) alters significantly i...


Can community energy be the answer? FC Live 2019
Maddie welcomes Sarah Merrick from Ripple Energy, Hannah Stanley from Regen and Patrick Allcorn from BEIS to talk about the simple yet complex aspect of community energy. Can it be done, what are the challenges, is it worth it? Thank you so much for those who have shared this podcast with your friends, family colleagues. We are taking a couple of Monday mornings off, as i'm sure you are too.   Don’t forget, leave us a 5* rating and review on your favourite podcast player as it helps us get discovered and in...

Electric Vehicle Myths Busted! - FC LIVE 2019
In this live talk at Fully Charged Live on Saturday 9th June, Maddie spoke with three experts about “Electric Vehicles myths busted!”.  So on stage, Maddie welcomes Elinor Chalmers from EVA Scotland, Graeme Cooper from the National Grid, and Euan McTurk from Dukosi. So let’s all get confirmation finally, that EV’s can indeed get wet. Thank you to all our panelists with this talk, we all hope this particular episode can be shared with your knowledge hungry EV wannabe friends. So why not share this podcast on...


Can Electric Vehicles compete? FC LIVE 2019
In this live talk at Fully Charged Live on 9th June, Jonny spoke with an expert panel all about “Can electric cars compete”. With the raising of popularity in Formula E, and our upcoming video where Jonny drove the 1st generation Formula E and looked at a refreshed Pininfarina Battista, motorsport might well be the next area of dominance for electric vehicles. So with me on stage was Beth Lily Georgiou, ERA championship, Alexander Sims, BMW I Andretti and Mark Gemmell, Electric GT. Don’t forget, leave us a ...

Future disruptors to Energy & Transport - FC LIVE 2019
In this live talk at Fully Charged Live on 8th June, Helen Czerski, does a wonderful job talking to an expert panel all about “Future disruptors to Energy & Transport”. Alongside her in the Mega Theatre is Artur Sychov from Somnium Space, Patrick Bion from Arrival and Clare Jones from What 3 Words.  This weeks podcast is supported by Oscar and Hamish - makers of premium tailored frunk/froot and trunk luggage for your Tesla model S, X and model 3. To celebrate the reveal of the Tesla Cyber Truck you can now ...

Nikola battery tech, Nissan Leaf after 72,000 miles, Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Morris van.
Nikola trucks have recently announced a 1,000 mile battery for their soon to be in production ready ready trucks. Robert gives his feedback on his old Nissan Leaf, after it ticked over 72,000 miles. Jonny and Robert discuss the Ford Mustang Mach-E and maybe a mistake in it’s naming, strategy. Also, they discuss the Morris commercial van that has been revealed. Lastly the book we have been working on for the past 18 months is complete and we are planning on adding it to the store.   This episode is supported...


Nikola battery tech, Nissan Leaf after 72,000 miles, Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Morris van.
Nikola trucks have recently announced a 1,000 mile battery for their soon to be in production ready ready trucks. Robert gives his feedback on his old Nissan Leaf, after it ticked over 72,000 miles. Jonny and Robert discuss the Ford Mustang Mach-E and maybe a mistake in it’s naming, strategy. Also, they discuss the Morris commercial van that has been revealed. Lastly the book we have been working on for the past 18 months is complete and we are planning on adding it to the store.   This episode is supported...

How to choose an electric car? FC LIVE 2019
How do you go about choosing the right electric car for you? Well in this Fully Charged Live talk at another packed out Giga Theatre (over 800 people per session by the way), with a little help from Jonathan Porterfield from Eco Cars, Robyn Hester from DriveElectric & Matt Cleevely from Cleevely EV, we have a really good discussion about the pro’s and con’s of this tricky decision.   To request Connected Kerb on your street, go to their website – www.connectedkerb.com to request for your council to create a...

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How to choose an electric car? FC LIVE 2019
How do you go about choosing the right electric car for you? Well in this Fully Charged Live talk at another packed out Giga Theatre (over 800 people per session by the way), with a little help from Jonathan Porterfield from Eco Cars, Robyn Hester from DriveElectric & Matt Cleevely from Cleevely EV, we have a really good discussion about the pro’s and con’s of this tricky decision.   To request Connected Kerb on your street, go to their website – www.connectedkerb.com to request for your council to create a...

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FC LIVE 2019 - Why are Concept cars important?
Why are cool concept cars important? Well in this Fully Charged Live talk at a packed out Giga Theatre at Silverstone, we found out why with a little help from Tessie Hartjes from Lightyear, Steve Wass from Peugeot, yes thats right Peugeot and Hugo Spowers from Riversimple.   Fully Charged Podcast listeners can get 10% off at www.oscarandhamish.com  with discount code: FULLYCHARGED  You can also see the Oscar and Hamish collection at Fully Charged Live USA in Austin Texas on 1st and 2nd February – Inspired ...

FC LIVE 2019 - Why are Concept cars important?
Why are cool concept cars important? Well in this Fully Charged Live talk at a packed out Giga Theatre at Silverstone, we found out why with a little help from Tessie Hartjes from Lightyear, Steve Wass from Peugeot, yes thats right Peugeot and Hugo Spowers from Riversimple.   Fully Charged Podcast listeners can get 10% off at www.oscarandhamish.com  with discount code: FULLYCHARGED  You can also see the Oscar and Hamish collection at Fully Charged Live USA in Austin Texas on 1st and 2nd February – Inspired ...

Green number plates, new Taycan models, Rivian’s battery size, New charging technique and hybrid electric planes
Welcome to the Fully Charged Podcast   Green number plates, pros and cons. New Taycan models are incoming. Robert is very excited about the I.D.3. Rivian’s battery size comparison. New charging technique will allow for 20 minute charge times rather than 60 minutes. Hybrid electric planes, are going big time.     If you want to contact us podcast@fullychargedshow.co.uk   Articles New Porsches: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-porsche-taycan-4s-unveiled-%C2%A383000-price   Recharge time: http...


Autonomy in Paris with Benoît Jacob from Byton and Yael Rivkind from Otonomo
Jonny and Robert were heading to Paris on the Eurostar last week and this was the reason why. They were heading off to “Autonomy in Paris” event, where they were scheduled in to interview Yael Rivkind from Otonomo  and Benoît Jacob from Byton. Our first live podcast. One of many to come in the future.  If you want to contact us podcast@fullychargedshow.co.uk Articles: Patreon Links: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow DON'T FORGET - Please subscribe to The Fully Charged Show Podcast on whatever format ...

Autonomy in Paris with Benoît Jacob from Byton and Yael Rivkind from Otonomo
Jonny and Robert were heading to Paris on the Eurostar last week and this was the reason why. They were heading off to “Autonomy in Paris” event, where they were scheduled in to interview Yael Rivkind from Otonomo  and Benoît Jacob from Byton. Our first live podcast. One of many to come in the future.  If you want to contact us podcast@fullychargedshow.co.uk Articles: Patreon Links: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow DON'T FORGET - Please subscribe to The Fully Charged Show Podcast on whatever format ...

Listener Q&A Special Why is it special? Because they are on the Eurostar
Welcome to the Fully Charged Podcast   Jonny and Robert are on the train to Paris, so why not join them as they read out listener questions and realise they actually know some stuff. Apologies for the audio, it’s never good whilst in transit, it does get better we promise.   If you want to contact us podcast@fullychargedshow.co.uk   Patreon Links: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow   DON'T FORGET - Please subscribe to The Fully Charged Show Podcast on whatever format you use.   Most popular Podcast li...


Listener Q&A Special Why is it special? Because they are on the Eurostar
Welcome to the Fully Charged Podcast   Jonny and Robert are on the train to Paris, so why not join them as they read out listener questions and realise they actually know some stuff. Apologies for the audio, it’s never good whilst in transit, it does get better we promise.   If you want to contact us podcast@fullychargedshow.co.uk   Patreon Links: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow   DON'T FORGET - Please subscribe to The Fully Charged Show Podcast on whatever format you use.   Most popular Podcast li...

FC LIVE 2019 - Make your own eco-home or retrofit your own?
Maddie has recently moved house, and as well as that being a total logistical nightmare, which we don’t wish on anyone, she wanted to make sure her new home has as small a carbon footprint as possible. So, with this in mind, at Fully Charged Live in June, Maddie really wanted to talk some industry experts about their options and to be reassured that it’s not as daunting a task as she was originally thinking it might be. We managed to convince Dean Fielding from Keystone Homes,Toby Morris from Sunamp and Mar...

Oh VW, you have been naughty haven't you (redux)!
Welcome to the Fully Charged Podcast Jonny and Robert talk about VW and how their wrong doings might elevate the EV industry. Robert gives Jonny his thoughts on the new Renault Zoe. The uprising of recycling raw materials into car parts and trims. And urine, lots of urine…  If you want to contact us podcast@fullychargedshow.co.uk Patreon Links: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow DON'T FORGET - Please subscribe to The Fully Charged Show Podcast on whatever format you use. VW faces Germans largest ever ...


Hinkley Point C costs, Teslas one million mile battery & we are reducing our carbon footprint
Robert on a shoot in Sardinia where he is test driving the new Renault Zoe. Unfortunately he is not seeing much sign of renewable energy, so he questions the affordability of various sustainable resources and wonders if renewables really are made for the people at the people budgets, or is it still an elitist luxury.  Fully Charged are doubling down on our carbon footprint with how we do reviews and travel across the EU and the rest of the world. Robert discusses battery technology with the announcement of ...

FC LIVE 2019 - "Clearing the Air" with Tim Smedley
With the current climate, (no pun intended) I was made aware of a fantastic book by author Tim Smedley called “Clearing the Air”. Why I wanted Tim to join us at FC Live was because he is a true believer that pollution in more urban areas is a real danger to adults and especially our children. So as well as Tim, late on we were joined by a very special guest, so stay tuned for appearance from a very courageous young lady. Link to Tim's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clearing-Air-Beginning-End-Pollution/dp/1...

FC LIVE 2019 - The next wave: Fusion, Hydrogen, Tidal & Wave
We have a duty to think about and indeed act on new resources of energy. We can’t rest on our laurels and expect solar and wind to benefit the world so with this in mind and with an upcoming show coming out in the next couple of weeks about a new Fusion reactor we filmed in the Summer, we thought this Fully Charged Live 2019 talk might be the perfect introduction into it. I spoke to Chantal Nobs from the Culham Centre, Neil Kermode from EMEC and Kerry-Ann Adamson from Advisian, all have their own unique tak...


FC LIVE 2019 - Classic Car Conversions
On this episode of the show, I desperately wanted to have a talk about EV conversions on the Giga stage. This niche market has sprung from almost nowhere to be a highly valued and potentially lucrative business model for people, and also with my experience converting cars to EV’s I invited some of the top people I know to come and talk with me on stage. So the panelists I chose were Richard Morgan from Electric Classic Cars, Chris Hazell from Zero EV and finally Dorian Hindmarsh from QWest.   Patreon: A qui...

FC LIVE 2019 - Classic Car Conversions
On this episode of the show, I desperately wanted to have a talk about EV conversions on the Giga stage. This niche market has sprung from almost nowhere to be a highly valued and potentially lucrative business model for people, and also with my experience converting cars to EV’s I invited some of the top people I know to come and talk with me on stage. So the panelists I chose were Richard Morgan from Electric Classic Cars, Chris Hazell from Zero EV and finally Dorian Hindmarsh from QWest.   Patreon: A qui...

FC LIVE 2019 - How to have a Fully Charged Career
Now with this talk Maddie explores the topic of “How to have a Fully Charged career”. With it being school results time, we thought it was a good time for those young folks, with the world at their feet, to potentially think about a career within this up and coming sector, new energy and sustainability. So with this in mind Maddie talks to David Hunt from Hyperion, Melanie Shufflebotham from Zap Map and lastly (drafted at the last minute, Maddie will reveal why shortly) Cris Chapman from Myenergi We hope yo...


Robert’s Fracking Musings & FC LIVE 2019 - Streetwise solar, storage and charging for suburban EV drivers
With the recent weather the UK is currently receiving Robert gives us an update with solar energy and how wonderful it can be, when utilised correctly. He also gives us his thoughts on the recent earthquakes in the UK - fracking does seem have after affects after all! Talk starts at 13.06 Now back onto the talk, Robert is joined in the Giga Theatre with Chris Pateman-Jones from Connected Kerb, Chris Jardine from Joju Solar and John Bloomfield from Solar Plants as they discuss urban EV solutions and how the ...

FC LIVE 2019 - Electric Planes, Trains & Nautical Vessels
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast with Helen Czerski,  As you might well know Fully Charged covers a lot of subjects, especially EVs and modernised energy. But, did you know that some of our most popular episodes are about the more different forms of transport, such as electric ferry crossings, plane battery technology and solar trains. So I thought it apt, that at Fully Charged Live 2019 we cover electric planes, trains and nautical vessels. Helen was joined in the Mega Theatre with our fantastic p...

FC LIVE 2019: Vehicle to grid; who, how, where & when...
On this podcast we focus on vehicle to grid, who, how, where and when. We spoke about this on day two at FC Live 2019. I was joined in the Giga Theatre with top panellists, Tom Pakenham from Kaluza, Simon Daniel from Moixa and finally Robin Berg from We Drive Solar. Patreon: A quick thank you to all our Patreon supporters, without your help we simply wouldn’t be able to keep you informed with all our content we make. Thank you. If you too would like to support us and what we do, have a look at the show not...


FC LIVE 2019: How to live an electric life
Fully Charged Live 2019 hosted a tonne of talks, this one Robert talks to the select panel about “How to live an electric life” in the Giga Theatre.   Panellists are Chantelle Shearing from Jaguar Landrover, Will Vooght from Tonik and Niall Riddell from EDF energy. As with previous talks im afraid the Q&A section of this was not recored properly, so the Producer of the Show lends his tones so you can understand what was said. Thank you to our Patreon supporters, who were able to gain entry into the Fully Ch...

Ford F150's stunt, Tesla in car cables, UK car sales slump and electric JCB's
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   Robert and Jonny are back in front of the mics talking to each other and they cover a huge array of topics with their classic off-topic banter.   In this episode, Robert and Jonny react to Ford’s electric F150 stunts. Robert talks to Jonny about the new 12mW turbine technology. Tesla invents a new in car cable management efficiency system. Robert talks about French nuclear power flaws and lastly, Robert talks about his electric digger he hired over the weekend.  ...

FC LIVE 2019 - How to stop burning money; efficiency & heat at home
Jonny's turn for a Fully Charged Live 2019 talk. He admits he is slightly new to this subject, as he discuss's How to stop burning money; efficiency & heat at home and not cars and EV’s. Jonny is currently in the process of making key decisions about his property and how to make it more green and carbon neutral. Heating and efficiency is a huge going forward at being sustainable, so this is why Jonny wanted to learn from the experts in this matter. So with help from our panellists, Angela Terry from One Ho...


FC Live 2019 - What’s the same as a cheeseburger? Why what we eat matters…
Finally Maddie Moate debuts on the podcast. This podcast carries on the Fully Charged Live talks on 7th, 8th and 9th June 2019. This particular talk was recorded on the 7th June and is titled What’s the same as a cheeseburger? Why what we eat matters… I was delighted to put forward this idea after I had written my article for the upcoming Fully Charged Almanac 2020, and with the excellent panelists of: Dale Vince from Ecotricity Jarvis Smith from My Green Pod Tayana Symons from Viva There was lots of energ...

Batteries - are they ethical, recyclable and sustainable?
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast. Robert heads up a panel discussion about battery ethics and recycling batteries. How it’s done and why it will help all of us. Simon Moores from Benchmark and Mark Newman form Bernstein lead the discussion. We learn about cobalt free batteries. What is the impact of making batteries ethical to the larger OEM’s and how it will affect everything around us.   Patreon: A quick thank you to all our Patreon supporters, without your help we simply wouldn’t be able to keep...

FC Live 2019 - What you need to know about particulate & tyre pollution
From our ongoing series of talks at Fully Charge LIVE 2019 at Silverstone. Helen Czerski chairs a lively conversation about particulates and tyre pollution and how governments and subsequent initiatives can help or hinder progress in out most populated of cities. Patreon: A quick thank you to all our Patroen supporters, without your help we simply wouldn’t be able to keep you informed with all our content we make. Thank you. If you too would like to support us and what we do, have a look at the show notes f...


2019 Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf news, electric ice cream trucks in Scotland, Lotus are entering the EV market in an expensive way, Model 3 UK launch, Britain is carbon neutral
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   Robert and Jonny are overwhelmed with EV news. Where to start, maybe the Renault Zoe with very decent range.  Electric ice cream trucks are announced! Lotus will announce a 7-figure priced new EV car. Tesla Model 3 UK launch (again)! Britain is now constantly producing more carbon neutral than from fossil fuels. The first time since the industrial revolution.   Win a Milltechsport syzthronised exhaust system for your EV go to our new website. www.fullycharged.sho...

Let's talk about China. An interview with Roger Atkins from Electric Vehicles Outlook
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast. Robert interviews Electric Vehicles Outlook one and own, Roger Atkins. Whilst sat in a car park in a multi-story, Robert and Roger talk about China. They talk about mass EV adoption and how this can be reinforced in the European markets. How do governments stimulate the public in order for us to be more like China. Roger teaches Robert how to pronounce Huawei and how 5G is vital for progress.  Checkout Roger's site: http://www.electricvehiclesoutlook.com   Advertis...

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FC LIVE 2019: Rivian's Ben Anstey talks about their fleet of vehicles that affect the UK and US markets
Fully Charged LIVE has come and gone, and we promised you all some highlights of the talks, so here we go. Robert, interviews Ben Anstey from Rivian. He talks about their upcoming fleet of cars and accessories and what they have inshore for the UK and US market.     Patreon: A quick thank you to all our Patroen supporters, without your help we simply wouldn’t be able to keep you informed with all our content we make. Thank you. If you too would like to support us and what we do, have a look at the show note...

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Robert chats with Fiona Howarth from Octopus Energy, Battery Recycling Industry will by 2050 and Daily Mail/Daily Express articles fear mongering
Robert gives us his take on the news. The Daily Mail and The Daily Express publish fear mongering articles. “Molecules of Freedom” nonsense. Battery recycling, where do we start, cars, double AA batteries, phones? Recycling batteries is going to be a huge industry, especially near 2050. Robert discusses his involvement in the Hay Festival and has a chat with Fiona Howarth from Octopus Energy.   Advertisers: Oscar & Hamish https://oscarandhamish.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2v7mBRC1ARIsAAiw34-tk9NXXpDcBxG0ofsDDJca7Q9...

Audi TT-EV, EV taxis are cheap, Skoda Citigo-e, Nissan Leaf batteries and an update about Fully Charged LIVE
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   Robert and Jonny give a HUGE update about Fully Charged LIVE 2019, EV’s are so cheap that taxi companies could offer rides for free. An EV Audi TT is incoming. Skoda’s new e-UP rip-off, could this be the start of actual affordable EV’s? The New Leaf batteries will outlast the cars and finally Jonny might turn up to Fully Charged LIVE in a EV Black Taxi and lastly we failed to turn up to an event in Amsterdam.    Advertisers:   Oscar & Hamish https://oscarandhami...

Jonny's impression of the Aston Martin Rapide E, Robert's impression of the Mercedes EQC, Driverless EV trucks in Sweden and HUGE battery news
Jonny gives his impression of the Aston Martin Rapide E, Robert talks to Jonny about his first impression of the Mercedes EQC, Driverless trucks are allowed in Sweden, Renault are looking BIG into electric vans and Robert discusses Australia’s newest and BIGGEST battery technology.   Advertisers: Oscar & Hamish https://oscarandhamish.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2v7mBRC1ARIsAAiw34-tk9NXXpDcBxG0ofsDDJca7Q9waoMUIe2LY4vvsIQ_f0m2Axua_fkaAnb4EALw_wcB Use “FullyCharged” to save 10%.   Links: Driverless truck on Swedens ro...


Robert interviews Sandra Roling, Head of EV100 Group. Rant of the Week, VW ID3 order numbers revealed, Rapid charging growth is crazy, the size of BYD, Robert gives a sneak peak of the Fully Charged Show Live details.
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   Robert interviews Sandra Roling. Head of EV100 Group. The Climate Group's corporate leadership initiative on electric mobility. Also, Robert talks about VW ID3’s pre-order numbers, are they good are they bad? China is absolutely dominating the rapid-charging infrastructure in the world. Robert realised how large BYD is - clue, it’s a lot bigger than he thought. An inaccurate article by Autocar   BYD   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-16/the-world-...

Model 3 Launches in the UK, Going off-grid, Fully Charged LIVE 2019 update, Jonny has a plan about Robert's old Leaf, e208 orders are open, EV Wacky Races and more...
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast. Robert’s apologies of the week, Model 3 Performance thoughts, Robert is planning an ‘off the grid’ experience with his home. Fully Charged LIVE 2019 is HUGE and a logistical nightmare, Jonny has an idea about Robert’s old Nissan Leaf. Order books are open for the Peugeot e208. EV Wacky Races? EV Car prices, will the skateboard designs make EV’s more acceptable but boring?  Don’t forget to get your tickets for Fully Charged Show LIVE 2019 https://www.fullychargedsho...

Bobby's Made a Boo-Boo, Aston Martin Rapide E, Emma Thompson's Gaff, New York Motor Show Roundup, Battery Breakthroughs and Fully Gardening!
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   Bobby’s made a boo-boo! Was Emma Thompson’s Climate Rebellion appearance a mistake? New York Motor show round up. Rivian has more investors. Sono Motors takers over the old Saab factory. Toyota now has over 50% Hybrid sales in their global market.  Aston Martin Rapide E reveal, Jonny talks about his plans to see it and experience it. Battery breakthroughs are finally coming to the open markets - will it make EV’s and sustainable living more attainable. Tesla fire...


Shanghai Motor Show Roundup
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast. We have a new very special intro, Jonny gives his overview of the Shanghai Motorshow, is the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 simply software downgraded in Premium. How does a fully automated transport future make us feel. Toyotas full EV - makes us fume!!! The ORA-R1 is a sexy car, and it reminds us of something else. We work out why LOTS of EVs are being announced in 2020/2021 - it’s all about regulations and emissions. EDF French nuclear power plant is over budget by 10 ye...

A Netflix for EV car rentals, E Soul/Soul EV test drive thoughts, VW ID Roomzz SUV concept, Smart Cars have been bought by Geely, bendy buses, Ford Transit EV & LDV EV Vans.
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   A Netflix for EV car rentals, E Soul/Soul EV test drive thoughts, VW ID Roomzz SUV concept, Smart Cars have been bought by Geely, bendy buses, Ford Transit EV & LDV EV Vans.   In this episode Jonny and Robert are back at it, not in a car this time, actually in their own homes, being harassed by cats. So as they kick back into the evening, they discuss the latest news, from a car rental service that is taking inspiration from Netflix. Jonny gives his impressions o...

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Dyson’s fleet of cars, Toyota rant aftermath, London’s air quality, Ford’s disappointing EV event, Mercedes factory change, The Orkney’s have too much power, and what to expect in the next few months from Fully Charged.
Dyson’s fleet of electric cars, Robert gets a torrent of Tweets about his self-charging rant about Toyota, London’s air quality issues will EV taxi’s save the capital? Ford’s Amsterdam EV event reaction.   Mercedes factory is changing a huge factory from combustion engines to battery manufacturing, Tesla Gigafactory mystery? The windy Orkney islands have a new initiative, the Responsive Flexibility System. They have too much energy for the islands, how can they utilise it? And finally news about what to exp...

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RHD Tesla Model 3, Battery Prices, VW getting stroppy with German Lobbying Group.
Robert and Jonny meet up in a car park(!) and discuss various things from the cost of battery mass manufacturing and how it has naturally declined. After Robert has driven the Tesla Model 3 through Norway, we get news that there is a right hand drive model in California, and finally VW are getting all hot under the collar about German lobbying groups.   Battery Prices: https://about.bnef.com/blog/behind-scenes-take-lithium-ion-battery-prices/?sf99676771=1 RHD Tesla Model 3: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla...

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Monica Araya talks with Robert at the Nordic EV Summit, Tesla Model 3 test drive, Norwegian 98% renewable power, London stinks!
Monica Araya talks with Robert at the Nordic EV Summit, Tesla Model 3 test drive, Norwegian 98% renewable power, London stinks, Monica Araya full interview. In this episode Robert is midway through his hosting duties of the Nordic EV summit where he caught an exclusive interview with his co-host Monica Araya.  As well as chatting about her homeland of Costa Rica, they also talk about the seamlessly endless contradictions with big ENERGY with investments and renewables.  Robert also goes on a rant about vari...

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Polestar 2, Ridiculously inaccurate BBC article, e-Bond, VW I.D. pre-orders, Dacia - the first genuinely affordable EV?
Robert is on a solo episode again, not on purpose, Jonny and Robert actually recorded an episode but alas there was a technical snaffoo, so our "Podcast Captain" Ben, ordered a new podcast. So Robert, talk about what Jonny and he spoke about in the first instance and Robert gets a little hot under the collar about a few particular stories.  Here are the links Robert and Jonny would like to be added for the show notes:   Polestar: https://www.electrive.com/2019/02/27/polestar-2-to-premiere-with-e39900-price...

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Robert is Solo - Honda closure details leak, Tesla Model 3 Price, Car Sharing and The Osbourne Effect
Welcome to the Fully Charged Show Podcast.   On this episode of the podcast Robert is hosting his first solo episode, as at the time of recording Jonny was in Geneva and then quickly headed off to Silverstone to film a very interesting Aston Martin. Robert has learnt a few more things about the Honda factory plant closure in Swindon. The Tesla Model 3 price and package changes and how it might affect the EU and UK markets. Car sharing and how this affects families. Robert learns more about The Osbourne effe...

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Ep 7: Robert Interviews... Giles Parkinson
Giles Parkinson has a long career in financial journalism behind him, but fascinated with the rapidly emerging renewable energy industry and disillusioned with conventional journalism he made the jump a few years back and started 'Reneweconomy' which is na regularly updated news page focussed on the economics of renewable energy. It's something we refer to regularly so when I got the chance to visit Giles in Australia, I took the Fully Charged Show Podcast studio with me. Check out Giles's blog: https://ren...

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Ep 6: Jonny hasn’t been sacked, Toyota’s “Self-Charging Hybrid” Advert, Amazon invest in Rivian, Honda UK factory closure in Swindon, Jaguar iPace Sales, Robert’s Tesla Model 3 order
Robert appears to be hunted by B-list celebrities whilst he is in Australia. Toyota is making Robert fume with their new advertising campaign. Robert and Jonny chat about Amazons investment in Rivian, what is the angle of their investment? Has Brexit affected Honda’s decision to leave the UK? Shell Oil seems to be on a buying binge to reduce their carbon footprint. Robert is on mullet-watch. Jonny was at the London Classic Car Show where lots of electric conversions are apparent, so Robert and Jonny reminis...

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Ep 5: Robert Interviews... Ketan Joshi
In this episode Robert interviews Ketan Joshi. Ketan did a science degree at Sydney University, and since he was a teenager he loved science, technology, philosophy and psychology. He has vast experience in the renewable energy industry. In this interview Joshi talks about the state of renewable energy in Australia and how is has improved over the years. Find Ketan on Twitter @KetanJ0...

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Ep 4: Cockrock, VW I.D CROZZ, CCS V2G, Future of Chademo, EV Ford F150 on the way?
In this episode Robert and Jonny discuss the VW I.D CROZZ announcement, and how these types of vehicles can make the EV movement standard. They discuss Vehicle to Grid and Robert learns the different tiers of V2G systems. The future of Chademo chargers? iPhone battery issues, Robert and Jonny have a solution. Fastned had a safety issue in the USA. They also discuss the the EV Ford F150, the most popular truck in the US. Chevrolet are after Jonny’s world record hot rod record with the new Chevrolet Camaro e-...

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Ep 3: Reluctant EV Salespeople, Toyota Battery Deal, Super Fast Rapid Chargers & UK Scraps New Nuclear Plant
Podcast Alert! Ep 3: Reluctant EV Salespeople, Toyota Battery Deal, Super Fast Rapid Chargers & UK Scraps New Nuclear Plant.   In this episode Robert and Jonny discuss the issues that people are having with purchasing EV’s across the world, from Robert’s very own Sister, to dealerships across the USA. Things must, and will no doubt change.    Toyota’s new battery deal is the key to getting Jonny his EV MX5.    Robert learns about a new super-duper rapid, ultra fast charging platform and technology. The spec...

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Ep 2:  Honda Announcement, VW DIY Assembly Tour, Rolls Royce, Largest Prototype Offshore Wind Turbine & Tesco
Fluoride-Ion batteries, Honda, are they telling FIBs? https://driving.ca/honda/auto-news/news/honda-and-nasa-pioneer-batteries-with-ten-times-energy-density-of-lithium Honda’s announced it’s just completed development of a new type of high-density batteries that use a fluoride ion instead of a traditional lithium ion, resulting in almost 10 times more energy retention.   World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype To Be Installed In Rotterdam - Renewable Energy World The turbine is designed to capture ...

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Ep 1. Audi E-Tron, China’s electric-car industry is exploding, CIA secret ship for deep sea diving, Audi E-Tron, Hyundai Elevate Concept and home Roberts
Robert and Jonny talk about the numbers of EV companies that have launched in China since 2013, how a cold war CIA secret ship inspired deep sea mining. Panasonic, who make Tesla’s batteries, are expanding big time in China. Audi E-Tron charging at 150 kw. Fastned release figures. Delphi Tech self aware car software. Hyundai ELEVATE concept walking car. Lots of home help robots (samsung etc) for an ageing population. Cost of license plate for ICE car in Shanghai $14,000.00 Cost of license plate for EV car i...

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