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. Some YouTube outtakes, and a few guests who actually know what is going on in the world of EVs, renewable energy and sustainability.

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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