Episodes
Welcome to another episode of the Fully Charged Show Podcast! In this episode, our host Robert Llewellyn sits down with Dr. Anant Patel, a doctor based at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Together, they delve into the critical topic of air pollution and the myths of 'clean' diesel.   Why not come and join us at our next Everything Electric expo: https://everythingelectric.show    Support our StopBurningStuff campaign: https://www.patreon.com/STOPBurningStuff    Become a Fully...
Published 06/17/24
Published 06/17/24
In this episode, Imogen sits down with Ryan Hughes, a multidisciplinary engineer, interested in all projects with an environmental focus, specifically electrified transport, energy storage, and energy capture devices. He has his own YouTube channel Ziroth which focuses on energy efficient engineering covering a variety of interesting and unusual technologies to help transition the world to a zero carbon future!    To see Ryan’s latest episode click here:...
Published 06/10/24
In this episode Robert Llewellyn sits down with former Top Gear presenter turned fierce EV advocator, Quentin Willson to discuss the rise of the electric vehicle, the demise of the ICE car and tackling the FUD. This discussion is a live recording from Everything Electric Live in Harrogate. Enjoy! Check out the Little Book of EV Myths here: https://www.faircharge.co.uk/little-book-of-ev-myths  @EverythingElectricShow   @fullychargedshow     Why not come and join us at our next...
Published 06/03/24
In this episode, Robert sits down with Yasmin Ali, a chemical engineer, dedicated to developing renewable energy projects. Having worked in coal and gas fired power stations, oil and gas, district heating systems, and energy innovation, Yasmin has transitioned away from fossil fuels into more sustainable energy systems and is currently involved in setting up green hydrogen projects in the UK.   She recently published her book Power Up, a science book about global energy which looks at where...
Published 05/27/24
Join presenters Robert and Dan for this episode of the Fully Charged Show Podcast as they give you a sneak peek into what's in store at Everything Electric NORTH in Harrogate, as well as delving into the energy transition and powering a new industrial revolution in the north of England, the US's sky-high tariffs on Chinese EVs, the dangers of the Hydrogen and CCS lobby, the potential of offshore wind, and the exciting world of home energy security with V2H technology. Enjoy!...
Published 05/20/24
In this episode, Imogen sits down with Simon Roberts, CEO of Heatio, to delve into the world of Energy as a Service (EaaS). Join them to explore whether EaaS can be the key to unlocking faster rollouts of heat pumps, solar panels, and home batteries by eliminating the upfront cost of home energy technology. Could EaaS could pave the way for making clean energy accessible to everyone?! Listen to find out!  @EverythingElectricShow   @fullychargedshow    0:00 Introduction  05:45 Energy as a...
Published 05/13/24
Robert sat down with Fully Charged China Correspondent, Elliot Richards to get the full Beijing Motor Show debrief. From traditional OEMs clawing back territory, Chinese car designs getting a little more suave and a little less gimmicky, Hydrogen & Hybrids(?!!!), phone brands making cars, how much tech is too much tech and a no show from Tesla, it's clear that the motor show is officially back and Beijing is offering a glimpse into where the future is headed! Join Robert and Elliot for...
Published 05/06/24
Joining Robert on the podcast this week is Gagan Dhillon, Co-Founder at Synop.ai, a Fleet EV Charging Management company that is making huge strides in the V2G and Virtual Power Plant sector.   There are close to half a million school buses across America, doing what school buses do, sitting idle in yards for most of the day. Well, Gagan and the Synop team have spotted an opportunity to make them far more useful by electrifying them and utilising the huge batteries as virtual power plants...
Published 04/29/24
Joining Robert on the podcast this week is Dave Borlace from the Just Have a Think YouTube channel.   Dave was with us recently at our Everything Electric LONDON expo, and we just had to get him back here on the podcast.   Diving straight into how best we can tackle the climate crisis, along with the pros and cons of small nuclear reactors and off-shore and on-shore wind. We also learn what utter nonsense the WLTP range numbers of EVs are! Robert also shares the scary fact that the...
Published 04/22/24
Showcasing our second (digital) fireside chat from our recent Everything Electric LONDON expo, in this week’s podcast episode Robert speaks with Ricky Roy, Fully Charged’s ‘man in America’!   Ricky recently got his hands on the new Cybertruck, (that episode is over on our Fully Charged SHOW channel), and when he’s not driving the latest and greatest EVs, he’s engineering his house into the home of the future!   The pair also discuss the imminent tidal wave of Chinese cars about to hit US...
Published 04/15/24
“The idea is to go from numbers to information to understanding” Hans Rosling   This week’s podcast is a fascinating conversation from our recent Everything Electric London expo live stage between Robert and data scientist Hannah Ritchie.   Quoting Hans Rosling as one of the key thought leaders who really opened her mind to the power of data, Hannah takes Robert through her work as a data scientist, senior researcher and deputy editor at ‘Our World In Data’.   And as a bonus, we’ve also...
Published 04/08/24
With 40% of the UK’s electricity coming from renewable sources why is the price of that clean energy dictated by Gas 98% of the time?   In this week’s podcast Imogen speaks with Ana Musat, Executive Director, Policy & Engagement at RenewableUK to get a crash course in how the Energy System works and why the price of that energy to the consumer is dictated by all manner of factors.    Covering Government policy, pricing mechanisms, market volatility, base load, demand side flexibility...
Published 04/01/24
EV Battery Boom?   Join Quentin Willson and Dr. Euan McTurk as they explore the latest in electric vehicles battery advancements. As a consultant battery electrochemist who has been working on - and driving - EVs since 2009, Euan is one of the UK’s leading experts on EV batteries, and most definitely has his finger on the pulse when it comes to emerging battery technology.   During this enlightening discussion, Euan shares the real story on EV battery fires and talks about some of the new...
Published 03/29/24
This week’s podcast sees Robert and Dan sit down for a good catch up following Robert’s return to the UK after the recent Everything Electric Australia expo.   They’re talking EV adoption, mis-information, the growing demand for EVs, as well as the politicisation of them in numerous countries, most notably the US, and the effect that has on consumer confidence and the transition to electrification of transport.   There is also lots of exciting news and updates around the forthcoming...
Published 03/25/24
Join us on a powerful journey with Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, World Health Organisation BreatheLife Ambassador, and founder of the Foundation named after her late daughter, Ella Roberta. In this episode, we delve into the heartbreaking yet inspiring story of Ella's tragic death due to pollution-related respiratory failure, which sparked Rosamund's relentless campaign against air pollution.   In conversation with Quentin, Rosamund talks about the shocking statistics on respiratory diseases,...
Published 03/22/24
 Replacing a traditional form of domestic heating like gas or oil and moving to a zero emission solution can be a daunting task. And typically many of us never consider updating a boiler until it breaks, and at that point you just want a quick and easy no fuss solution.  In today’s podcast Imogen speaks with Johan du Plessis, founder and CEO at Tepeo, about the array of options available for those looking to decarbonise their domestic heating systems. With ASHP being one of the options, but...
Published 03/20/24
This week Quentin welcomes Labour’s Shadow Minister for Transport, Bill Esterson MP. In this incredibly insightful interview, they discuss the transition to electric vehicles and Labour’s plans on this front.    As an EV driver and politician, Bill recognises the many benefits of embracing electrification for individual convenience, air quality and economic growth. But he also highlights the current challenges to achieving this, much of which he feels stems from the government’s mixed...
Published 03/20/24
Very much like how your mindset changes when you start driving electric, heating your home with infrared also takes a moment, but soon you realise how great it can be.   In this week’s podcast Robert is joined by Paul Morey, CEO & Founder, and Matt Dodds, Associate Director (Commercial) at Herschel FAR Infrared Heaters, to discuss and learn more about how effective IR can be as an alternative to traditional gas heating.   Whilst facing outdated legislation and misconceptions about the...
Published 03/11/24
This International Women's Day, Quentin engages in a compelling conversation with Lorna McAtear, Head of Fleet at the UK’s National Grid and Joint Chair of the Association of Fleet Professionals.    During their discussions, Lorna shares the benefits and challenges she has experienced in transitioning to an electric fleet, and gives an honest appraisal of how the 21,000 vehicles in National Grid’s fleet have fared in relation to commonly held beliefs about EVs, such as battery efficiency...
Published 03/08/24
Description:  In the UK, we need to install 8 million heat pumps over the next decade and will need some 27,000 additional technicians in order to do so to reach net zero. Given the volume of work left to do, we're asking why is it that only 3% of those working in the trades, such as plumbers and electricians, are women? We spoke with Leah Robson from Your Energy Your Way who is ensuring renewable energy training schemes are not only fit for purpose, but infinitely more inclusive. Today her...
Published 03/04/24
This week, Quentin Willson continues our fact-sharing mission with special guest Matt Cleevely of Cleevely EVs, one of the country’s most established and experienced EV servicing and repair specialists.   There has been much speculation about EV repairs, particularly when it comes to the battery. Many believe complexity, cost and safety concerns make EV batteries difficult to maintain and fix, but Matt argues that this is not at all the case, sharing many examples from his own busy workshop...
Published 03/01/24
Do we need big batteries in all our EVs? And what would happen if we sized the battery to the need and then supported the need with ultra rapid charging?   Well, in this week’s podcast Robert is joined by Arun Vinayak, co-founder of Exponent Energy in India, an energy startup that have done just that, and in the process they have unlocked a 15 minute charge for EVs.   The move to electric is a global phenomenon, and this podcast is a great insight into what’s happening in South Asia.   ...
Published 02/26/24
In our very first #StopBurningStuff Friday Takeover podcast, campaign co-founder Quentin Willson is joined by the Rt Hon Chris Skidmore OBE to talk about clean energy, EVs, politics and the future of UK Industry.   Many have hailed Chris Skidmore as a ‘Politician with principles’ following his resignation from UK Government over its decision to grant new oil and gas licences. Since authoring the Government’s independent Net Zero review in 2023, Chris has advocated for the transition to...
Published 02/23/24
This week Imogen catches up with friend of the show Roger Atkins, to compare notes following their attendance at the recent Faraday Battery Challenge event at the House of Commons.    Kicking off by discussing the impact that Academia, Private Investment and Government policy has on the speed and progress of the transition to electric, Roger then shares why he is very excited to be going to the returning Geneva Motor Show.   As always this is an entertaining, and also very enlightening,...
Published 02/19/24