On today’s podcast, recorded at the first FC North event (And yes, Harrogate is in the north) is returning guest, Roger Atkins. Roger is one of the most informed speakers working today having spent 15 years around EVs and 38 years total in the automobile industry. Roger is also the founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook LTD.
As a "Top Voice" on Linkedin, he boasts 300,000 followers and his material attracts over 1 million views every quarter. On the last day of the show, Roger and Robert lock...
In this episode, Robert talks about some current news stories floating around the internet, He discusses the UK’s charging infrastructure on target for 2030, Lithium exports from Australian, new Toyota Evs and there’s a particular amazing rant about an article claiming that heavy electric cars going to make old weather worn multi-story car parks collapse. Hmmm, Robert doesn’t quite agree. Largely because on the whole, they are significantly lighter!
Gill Nowell & Alexandra H-C Borgnis sit down with Robert at Fully Charged Live to chat about the task of getting as many people to drive electric as possible by 2030.
In April 2021 Gill was celebrated as one of the Top Women in EV for policy and campaigning. In June 2020, she was selected as one of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) 2020: Sustainability, and is a regular speaker and panellist on electric vehicles and data-driven transition to net...
In this episode, Fully Charged Show’s CEO Dan Caesar steps back into the hot seat to talk about the success of Fully Charged LIVE in Farnborough and everything you might not know about the upcoming Harrogate show, the first FC Live show up north ever.
As Harrogate is hotting up, Robert talks about his recent trip to Norway, the FT’s future of the car event, V2G and there’s some gleeful confusion about the difference between the McMurtry and Munro EVs, which are both pretty excellent in their...
Robert is joined this week by Andreas Wallendahl, co-founder and COO of Tenet (not the confusing film). Tenet is a company that finance the purchase of new or used EVs.
After coming to the US from the UK to study at MIT Andreas settled in New York. Inspired by advancements in battery technologies, he set up Tenet with Stanford alumni Alex Liegl in 2021 and they have made huge steps within the US EV sector, which includes making the most of US citizen's federal tax credits.
As a result,...
In this special episode, Ricky Roy and Elliot Richards take over the pod in a Rivian R1T at the Fully Charged Live show in Farnborough. The guys go deep on what US and Chinese car brands they love but also their gripes, and also which ones may have trouble transitioning markets in the future.
As Fully Charged live show first timers, they also discuss what they loved about being there in the flesh, meeting fans, panel talks, EV positivity and more.
In this episode Robert talks with Professor David Slutzky, academic, entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Fermata Energy, a company at the cutting edge of V2X EV technologies. Asking the question 'Can we use our EVs as batteries on wheels?'
David explains how V2X (or Vehicle to Home/Load) technologies really do have the power to significantly alter how we think of power networks and power transfer. There is also a significant opportunity for EV owners to make money from their vehicle batteries.
In this episode Robert talks with the Fully Charged Show’s CEO Dan Caesar about the relentless positive growth of the clean energy and electrification sector, as well as how best to challenge Greenwashing and some fresh developments in battery technologies.
But more importantly, they reveal details of what visitors can exclusively see across 3 days of the Fully Charged LIVE event in Farnborough (UK) between Friday April 28th to 30th. If you haven’t got them yet, cancel your plans for this...
In this episode Robert talks with Gill Nowell, Head of Electric Vehicle Communications at ElectriX, and Jon Burdekin, an independent fleet consultant, about the benefits of getting individuals and businesses into EVs sooner rather than later.
In this episode Robert talks with Lauren Pamma about her introduction to EVs, the power of fleet electrification, the importance of building robust charging infrastructure, and her work with Government to improve and accelerate the electrification of transport.
Lauren Pamma is a leading expert in renewable energy and sustainable finance, with over a decade of experience in the industry. She currently serves as the Director for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport.
The Green Finance...
Robert is joined this week by Eytan Lenko, technology entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor focused on climate solutions and CEO of Boundless Earth. Taking Robert through the reasons why he sees Australia becoming a global energy superpower by 2030, Eytan also reveals his tech development approach to problems and business growth.
Prior to joining Boundless Earth, Eytan was Chair of the internationally-recognised think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions. Eytan started his career in tech,...
Robert is joined this week by Professor Ray Wills, futurist, consultant and academic, who’s current research interests include adoption rates and convergence of technology, disruptive tech including solar and storage, electric cars, mobility, and robotics, and the communities that rely on them, and the impact of social media on markets.
Diving straight into a broad range of connected topics, this podcast is a fascinating look at how the concept of balancing the energy equation is being...
Robert is joined this week by Dr Megan O’Connor, co-founder and CEO of Nth Cycle, a metal processing company that has developed technology to enable a clean, domestic, and streamlined supply of critical minerals for the clean energy transition.
Dr. O’Connor leverages years of experience working on sustainable technology in many of America’s top research labs, where she helped develop the electro-extraction processes she and her team are commercializing at Nth Cycle. Prior to founding Nth...
Robert is joined this week by The Fully Charged Show’s CEO Dan Caesar to discuss what they both agree was “the best presentation ever given by Tesla!”.
Unveiled at a recent investor day at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and subsequently shared globally, Tesla’s Masterplan pt 3 outlined, amongst other key themes, their far reaching plans for a ‘fully sustainable Earth’.
Both concluding that it was 4 hours well spent, Dan and Robert pick through some of the highlights of the presentation...
Robert is joined this week by Rosie Barnes, engineer, consultant, speaker and creator-host of the popular EngineeringwithRosie YouTube channel. With many years experience as an engineer in the renewable energy sector, especially wind turbines, Rosie takes Robert through her journey, and the development and growth of wind turbines as a viable solution for creating long lasting and reliable clean energy.
Rosie also recently presented an episode on The Fully Charged Show channel all about...
Robert is joined this week by Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability at Polestar, to hear about their ambitions to become leaders in sustainable EV manufacturing. Working with Volvo and a range of recycling partners around the world, Polestar are building the capability to recycle and extend the life of many of the components used within their EVs, therefore easing the burden on the wider supply chains that these products are sourced from.
Fredrika joined Polestar in April 2020 to drive the...
Robert is joined this week by Tony Seba, world-renowned thought-leader, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, educator and the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030.”
Tony’s work focuses on the convergence of technologies, business models, and product innovations that disrupt the world’s major industries. Illustrating his approach...
Sat amongst the wildlife on an organic farm in Queensland, Australia, in this week’s podcast Robert catches up with Anthony Broese van Groenou, Co-Founder, Director and CSO of The Good Car Company.
Created with friends to enable Australians to have better access to more affordable EVs, The Good Car Company is leading the way in supporting and developing the domestic used EV market. After years of anti-EV Government policy and with an abundance of renewable resources to hand,
Robert’s podcast guest this week is Ketan Joshi, an Australian Clean Energy researcher & author, currently based in Oslo, Norway.
Ketan’s work is focussed on Corporate Net Zero targets and delving deeper into their emissions claims to investigate if they really do stack up. Covering topics like Carbon Capture & Storage, Carbon Off-setting, how large-scale Manufacturing is delaying the transition to electric by off-settingcarbon and not cleaning their act up, and why Australia’s new...
This week’s podcast is verging on a classic Robert rant! Sharing his thoughts on Dunkelflaute, energy intermittency and sovereign wealth funds, Robert also covers the shocking ‘estimated’ cost of the UK's North Sea oil fields clear up operation.
Tempering these stories with good news about ENORMOUS wind turbines, Hertz Rental Cars global EV investment and renewable power solutions for Australia’s outback farmers, Robert wraps up with a final thought on his prediction for Toyota’s future.
This week’s podcast sees Robert joined by Fully Charged’s CEO Dan Caesar to discuss the fascinating and rapid changes taking place in the global automotive industries. Picking up where his recent blog left off (see link below) and covering all the current dominant, emerging and potentially dying car brands, Dan poses questions like “Are the legacy OEMs already powerless to compete?”, “Is 2023 the start of a new manufacturing race?”, “Will Chinese EVs be coming sooner than we think?” and “How...
Global energy markets are a very complex topic, and those in the industry spend years studying and analysing the data to understand how all the technologies, new and old, work together, impact each other and ultimately affect how much we pay, what we pay for, and who makes all the money. In this week’s podcast Robert is joined by Dr John Feddersen, CEO and founder of Aurora Energy Research, a subscription research business in the power sector, to get a behind the scenes look at how energy...
In this week’s podcast Robert is joined by Darren Palmer, Vice-President of Global EV Programs at Ford, to learn more about how their development of the F150 Lightning, with its V2X capability, is at the forefront of their electrification strategy and the vehicle they believe will take EVs mainstream.
Forget about the noisy V8s….the new sound of performance is silence!
Easing his way into the New Year, in this week’s podcast Robert speaks with Robert Safrata, a Vancouver based entrepreneur and former Canadian Olympic Alpine Team skier. With over 25 years experience in acquiring, building and growing companies (Canadian) Robert takes (Fully Charged) Robert through his approach to making sure sustainability is at the heart of all that he does.
As inaugural member of Vancouver’s “Greenest City Action Team”, helping the city toward the goal of making Vancouver...