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National Technology Awards Winner’s Announcement

National Technology Awards Winner’s Announcement

Charge Pod wins Transport and Logistics Technology of the Year at the National Technology Awards.

The National Technology Awards, organised by National Technology News, seek to celebrate the pioneers of technology and encourage excellence. In the Transport and Logistics Technology of the Year category, the judges were seeking solutions which resolve ongoing pressures in transport, logistics and global supply chains. This category aimed to reward the most compelling technologies that herald a change in the way that people and goods can safely and sustainably be conveyed over distance.

Electric vehicles have become an integral part of modern transport. Now that the transition from internal combustion engine vehicles is well-underway, Original ADS and the RAC identified and addressed the need to create an out of charge solution at the perfect time. This forward-thinking attitude has been fundamental in supporting electric vehicle drivers. It is widely acknowledged that the charging infrastructure is still far behind where it needs to be, and we are seeing drivers run out of charge at the roadside before they have been able to reach a static charging station.

The only alternative solutions currently on the market for out of charge EVs are battery powered EV chargers and/or flatbed recovery trucks, both of which present problems when faced with a flat EV. For example, portable batteries only have a limited amount of power and may not have enough charge to provide the EV with enough power to reach a static charging station. This could therefore mean RAC patrols could be presented with the same problem they set out to rectify if portable batteries were used. Furthermore, portable batteries are far too big and heavy for use in a standard patrol vehicle. Flatbed recovery trucks are another potential alternative but they not only present roadside assistance companies with a far higher carbon footprint, but they cannot fit into space restricting areas, like narrow streets or multi-storey carparks.

Charge Pod is lightweight, compact and has 100% duty cycle, so it never runs out of power and is always ready for use, thanks to its engine-mounted generator. This design specification means that Charge Pod is an unrivalled solution to flat or severely charge depleted electric vehicles and is only becoming of more importance to the RAC. Winning this award adds yet another standard of excellence to this truly pioneering product.

 

Further information:

For further information about other awards for our Charge Pod system, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

To find out more about the National Technology Awards, click here: Welcome // National Technology Awards

To see the full list of winners at the 2022 National Technology Awards, click here: Winners 2022 // National Technology Awards

To learn more about the RAC, click here: RAC Breakdown Cover & Car Insurance | Route Planner | RAC

More information about our Charge Pod system, can be found here: Charge Pod: The Lightweight and Compact Mobile EV Charger (originalads.co.uk)

AM Awards winners announcement

AM Awards winners announcement

“The judges felt this winner is something the industry will absolutely need more and more of in the years ahead.” – AM Award Judges.

We are overjoyed to announce our latest award win in partnership with the RAC, at this year’s AM Awards. The 2022 awards attracted a record-breaking number of entries, making the fact that we are victors of the Best New Product or Service category even more spectacular.

In this category the judges were looking for innovation which has produced measurable results, including examples of how the product or service has proven to be beneficial to customers. Charge Pod not only utilises pioneering technology which has made the system ultra-lightweight and compact, but it is a product which has rapidly become of great importance to RAC customers.

The problem of electric vehicle drivers running out of charge before they are able to reach a static charging station is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem on our roads today. Considering 40% of households are/will be unable to charge an EV at home, many EV drivers completely are reliant on the public charging infrastructure. EV drivers are unfortunately experiencing problems with the reliability and availability of public charging points. For example, drivers have reached out of order charging stations, or have got to a charging point where the cable is missing. However, even if we see a drastic improvement in the public charging infrastructure, this is likely to always be a problem for EVs, considering the fact we see 827,000 cases of petrol/diesel drivers running out of fuel in the UK each year.

Winning this award is illustrates that Charge Pod has met the precise needs of the RAC and their customers allowing them to address the range anxiety concerns of the public and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

 

Further information:

To learn more about the AM Awards, click here: AM Awards: Homepage (am-online.com)

For more award accomplishments, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

Further information about our pioneering Charge Pod system can be found here: Charge Pod: The Lightweight and Compact Mobile EV Charger (originalads.co.uk)

To learn more about technological developments of the RAC, click here: The History Of The RAC | Timelines and Services | RAC

UK Business Awards finalists announcement

UK Business Awards finalists announcement

Hosted by Awards International, the UK Business Awards reward the country’s finest business achievements and illuminate best practices from every corner of the UK economy. Throughout the pandemic, British business has proved its mettle in so many ways: through adaptation, innovation, and perspiration. We’ve seen organisations reach new markets, revolutionise their business practices and find commercial success in challenging times. This is exactly what the UK Business Awards seek to celebrate.

In partnership with the RAC, we are delighted to announce that our Charge Pod system has made it to the finals for three categories at the 2022 awards:
1. Best Use of Technology
2. Best Innovative Product – B2B
3. Best Product Development

Charge Pod has proved itself to be an inspiring example of British ingenuity and innovation which utilises ground-breaking technology in order to provide the best possible out-of-charge solution to a flat or severely charge depleted electric vehicle. For instance, the Charge Pod system can be powered by the world’s first ultra-lightweight and compact 10kW generator, which weighs just 9kg. The generator is representative of a revolutionary approach to mobile power generation which means Charge Pod is able to offer the best possible balance between charging time at the roadside, weight of the system on the patrol vehicle engine, and efficiency.

The RAC are seeing drivers run out of charge at the roadside before they have been able to reach a static charging station and have anticipated this number to rise substantially as more EV come on to our roads in the coming years. All other potential solutions to this problem on the global marketplace are problematic and cannot offer the unparalleled specifications delivered by Charge Pod.

It is incredibly exciting to part of yet more industry-leading awards, and we are very much looking forward to the live presentations at the final.

 

Further information:

To find out about Charge Pod’s other award successes, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

To learn more about our pioneering Charge Pod system, click here: Charge Pod: The Lightweight and Compact Mobile EV Charger (originalads.co.uk)

More information about the UK Business Awards can be found on the following website: UK Business Awards 2022 (ukbizawards.com)

To find out more about RAC breakdown cover for electric vehicles, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

 

AM Awards 2022 Shortlist Announcement

AM Awards 2022 Shortlist Announcement

 

The AM Awards 2022 brings together the most prestigious car retailers, automotive suppliers and car manufacturers to celebrate the best the industry has to offer.

We are thrilled to announce that in partnership with the RAC, our pioneering Charge Pod system has been shortlisted for the Best New Product or Service category at this year’s AM Awards. This category aims to celebrate a product which has met a distinct need within the automotive sector and has proven benefits to customers.

We believe our Charge Pod system is a worthy contender for this award as it has enabled the RAC to provide the best possible out of fuel service to an electric vehicle from the standard patrol vehicles they already have in service. By implementing the system into standard fleet vehicles, it has enhanced the range of services the RAC are able to provide to drivers, enabling them to maintain their notorious reputation for fixing/rectifying 4 out of 5 breakdowns at the roadside.

The RAC have already seen drivers in a number of scenarios where they have run out of charge before they have been able to reach a static charging station for a number of reasons. For example, some drivers have reached out of order charging stations whilst others have overestimated the range of the vehicle. As the numbers of EV drivers on our roads increase, we will see an inevitable rise in the frequency of this problem. We believe Charge Pod surpasses all other potential solutions to the problem of flat or severely charge depleted electric vehicles because unlike any other alternative, it is lightweight, compact and has 100% duty cycle so it never runs out of charge and is always ready and available for use.

This year’s awards have attracted a record-breaking number of entries, which makes the fact that we have made it to the finals even more special and we are very excited to apart of the 2022 event.

 

Further information:

To find out more about our other award successes, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

To learn more about our Charge Pod system, click here: Charge Pod: The Lightweight and Compact Mobile EV Charger (originalads.co.uk)

For information about EV breakdown assistance with the RAC, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

 

National Technology Awards Shortlist Announcement

National Technology Awards Shortlist Announcement

The National Technology Awards are the most comprehensive celebration of technology, organised by National Technology News.

We are truly ecstatic to announce that in partnership with the RAC, our Charge Pod product has been shortlisted for another THREE categories at the National Technology Awards. The categories we have been shortlisted for are:

  1. Innovation of the Year
  2. Tech Company of the Year
  3. Transport and Logistics Tech of the Year

Being an engineering company, innovation and problem solving will always remain at the very core of what we do. When the RAC approached us with the problem of EV drivers running out of charge before they are able to reach a static charging station, we recognised that alternative methods (flatbed recovery trucks and/or portable batteries), were not only impractical and problematic for fleet operators for a number of reasons, but they fail to exploit technology to its full potential to provide the best possible solution to this problem.

We have designed the Charge Pod system so that it never runs out of power and is always ready and available for use. Additionally, Pod can provide as much charge as is needed to get an EV to a static charging station. Furthermore, the Charge Pod communication box has been expertly designed by our world-class team of Electronic Engineers who have made this element as lightweight and compact as a standard shoe box.

Charge Pod utilises pioneering technology like a revolutionary permanent magnet 10kW generator which weighs just 9kg, making it the lightest, most compact 10kW generator the world has ever seen, which in turn has meant that we have a fantastic solution which unlike alternative solutions, is fit for purpose and is the best way to deal with this problem on the global market. It is for these reasons we believe Charge Pod is a worthy contender for these awards and we are very much looking forward to awards ceremony on the May 26th!

Further information:

For more award news, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

To learn more about the Charge Pod system, click here: Charge Pod: The Lightweight and Compact Mobile EV Charger (originalads.co.uk)

For further information about the RAC breakdown cover for electric vehicles, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

More information about the National Technology Awards, click here: Welcome // National Technology Awards

UK Business and Innovation Awards Winner

UK Business and Innovation Awards Winner

In these challenging times, UK businesses have shown remarkable resilience and ingenuity – and, as ever, innovation has proved to be the powerhouse of the British economy. The UK Business and Innovation Awards believe this quick thinking, adaptability and creativity truly deserves recognition across a whole range of industries.

We are delighted to be starting 2022 with yet another award win. On the 9th of February at the UK Business and Innovation Awards 2022 awards ceremony, it was announced that Original ADS in partnership with the RAC have won the Best Product Development Innovation category. This category celebrates the best examples of innovation that facilitates product development within an organisation.

We entered our Charge Pod system into this award because the RAC recognised the fact that more electric vehicles were going to be making their way on to UK roads and foresaw the problem of EVs running out of charge and being left stranded at the roadside before they can reach a static charging station. As a result, Original ADS created a super lightweight and compact EV power boost system which can be incorporated onto the standard patrol vehicles the RAC already have in service, allowing them to carry out all other traditional roadside assistance tasks.

The judges commented that:

“With the growth of EVs of varying types, the team demonstrated the thought process for potential future changes in this area, delivering a solution for now and onwards”.

This is now the 5th award victory for Charge Pod, proving it is an unparalleled product and truly is the best solution to the problem of EVs running out of charge on the world’s stage.

More information:

The Original ADS Charge Pod is a multi-award-winning product, to see our other award success stories, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

To find out more information about the UK Business and Innovation Awards, click here: UK Business & Innovation Awards 2022 (bizinnovationawards.co.uk)

These particular awards were hosted and created by Awards International. Further information about Awards International and to see what other awards this company host, please visit their website by clicking here: Home ⋆ Awards International

To learn more about RAC roadside assistance for EVs, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

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