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...
For our last podcast of 2022 Robert wanted to catch up with ‘our man in China’ Elliot, to find out what he’s been up to, and get the lowdown on all the local news. With updates on BYD’s growing dominance, China’s grid capacity challenges, the tough times ahead for Tesla, and how by increasing their use of burning coal China are set to smash their emission targets.
Elliot also shares details on the new ‘largest wind turbine in the World’, and Robert affectionately describes a very popular and...
Ever since Robert filmed his first pilot for the Fully Charged SHOW, some 12 years ago, he’s always wanted to record a podcast in front of a small, high quality audience. Well in this week’s edition of the Fully Charged Podcast he does just that.
Joined by Fully Charged CEO Dan Caesar and presenter Imogen Pierce, this pilot of the new Fully Charged FRIENDS video podcast showcases a new format that will begin rolling out from April 2023. Don't worry it doesn't necessarily mean you will lose...
In this week’s podcast Robert is joined by Giles Parkinson, founder and editor of The Driven, Australia’s most-read online electric vehicle news site - and one of Robert’s go to favourites. In their first proper catchup since 2019, Giles brings Robert fully up to speed with all that’s been happening recently in Australia. Discussing topics like the new more eco-friendly Government, Teals, how the boom in rooftop solar is disrupting the Aussie energy industry, increasingly extreme weather...
In this week’s podcast Robert is joined by Imogen Pierce, and they reach out to the Twitter audience to see what questions have been on their minds recently. Discussing topics like whether COP27 was a success or a disappointment, the proposed UK Road Tax measures for new EVs, grid flexibility, and cheap overnight on-street charging. They also cover the impact that wind, hydro and solar generation has had on our dependence on gas recently - it’s BIG, Terawatt kinda big!!!
This week Robert speaks with Fastned co-founder Michiel Langezaal about their growing roll out of premium charging stations across Europe.
With the aim to provide electric vehicle drivers with “the most welcoming charging experience”, Michiel shares his insights and perspective on this fast growing and constantly developing essential piece of the electrification of transportation puzzle.
Fastned is a Dutch company that owns and operates a network of over 200 EV charging stations in the...
This week Robert is joined by his old mate Roger Atkins, and as you can imagine in their own very distinct style they discuss a wide range of news topics and interesting stories from around the world of electrification. Where would we be without Elon? Supply Chain Challenges! Always expect the unexpected, and Politicians! Yes, they went down that road too!
This week Robert is joined by Andrew Mott (Planning Manager) and Mark Rowcroft (Development Director) from Exagen. As a company, Exagen take an integrated approach to pairing utility scale solar farms with co-located grid balancing battery storage solutions, but how practical is it to create new solar farms? Andrew and Mark talk through some of the challenges and successes they've experienced working with Government and local communities to deliver these large scale projects.