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WE ARE FINALISTS AT THE 2022 UK BUSINESS AND INNOVATION AWARDS!

WE ARE FINALISTS AT THE 2022 UK BUSINESS AND INNOVATION AWARDS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2022 UK Business and Innovation Awards aim to celebrate the remarkable resilience, ingenuity and innovation of the heroic business professionals of the covid era who have pivoted, pioneered and persevered in an unpredictable age. These awards believe quick thinking, adaptability and creativity truly deserves recognition.

In partnership with the RAC, we are delighted to announce that our Charge Pod product has made it to the finals for the Best Use of Technology (B2B) and the Best Product Development Innovation categories.

The automotive industry is undergoing a period of profound change as the world begins to phase out traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and switch to EVs. As of today, there are approximately 370,000 electric cars (EVs) and 710,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) on the road in the UK and these figures are set to rise substantially in the coming years. Some studies have estimated a third of UK drivers will own a fully electric vehicle by 2025. This technological change is daunting for many as an estimated 58% of the population consider range anxiety as a barrier to switching to electric vehicles.

Charge Pod is a truly innovative solution which seeks to alleviate range anxiety concerns by providing an emergency power boost to flat or severely charge depleted electric vehicles enabling them to be driven to the nearest static charging point rather than being picked up and recovered on flatbed recovery truck. Charge Pod is often considered as the jerrycan solution for EVs. However, unlike a simple jerrycan filled with petrol or diesel, a far more complex engineering knowledge is required to provide an ‘out of fuel’ service to an EV. By using pioneering technology -including the creation of the world’s lightest, most compact 10kW generator- Original ADS and the RAC have been successful in creating a solution which is being rolled out across the RAC’s fleet.

With many individuals and companies using electric vehicles, Charge Pod has proved itself to be an essential product to the RAC’s fleet and has been key in enabling the vital services of the country to be kept operating even in the challenging circumstances the covid era has presented us with.

We believe our title of ‘finalists’ at the UK Business and Innovation Awards reflects the forward-thinking, adaptable and innovative business mindset of both Original ADS and the RAC.

 

To see more information about our award achievements, click here: Awards News – Original ADS

For more information about the UK Business and Innovation Awards, see their website here: UK Business & Innovation Awards 2022 (bizinnovationawards.co.uk)

Motor Transport Award Winners: Article Review

Motor Transport Award Winners: Article Review

 

On the 2nd of September Original ADS and RAC were announced the winners of the Best Use of Technology category at the Motor Transport Awards with our pioneering Charge Pod solution. Following the victory of this prestigious title, we have since been interviewed by the Motor Transport magazine who have published an article written about our revolutionary EV charging system.

The article features the commercial director of Original ADS Lauren Saxton discussing the alternative solutions to using Charge Pod and highlights how all other potential solutions currently available on the market are problematic and do not meet the needs of fleet operators like the RAC. Whilst the RAC are the only breakdown assistance company in the UK equipped with this technology to ensure their position as being number one for EV breakdown assistance in the UK, Original ADS have global contacts across a broad range of fleet operators and have a proven ability to adapt to the needs of their customers and a strong emphasis has been made on the fact that Charge Pod is a development project and will be continually adapted to make sure that it is always suiting the changing needs of businesses operating the system. This is exemplified when Motor Transport highlight the fact that: “For the RAC, it now has a potential solution for its 13 million members that reduces carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions of fleets, helps to reduce range anxiety among EV drivers, and sets it apart from the competition”.

“An excellent, pragmatic solution that will clearly assist in the take-up of electric vehicles.”

The article moves on to highlight in the words of the RAC how Charge Pod has solved an increasingly prevalent issue for the RAC’s growing number of EV members and has fit perfectly into an existing business model for the mature vehicle breakdown market. The RAC’s EV director Sarah Winward-Kotecha emphasises that: “We’re the only major UK breakdown company to have this technology and, as we scale up over the next year, it will mean we’re in an excellent position to assist EV drivers who break down as a result of reaching a faulty charger or running out of charge”.

“Exceptional forward thinking.”

In the words of Motor Transport magazine, “its creation bowled over the judges” which illustrates the ingenuity of the Charge Pod system as well as the competence of the RAC to respond to changing customer demands:

One judge remarked that Charge Pod is: “An excellent, pragmatic solution that will clearly assist in the take-up of electric vehicles.”

Another commented that this technological development demonstrates: “Exceptional forward thinking. A life saver for motorists as we all get used to electric systems in cars. With charge points new to us all, this is good to know in the event of being caught out.”

A third described the following commercial benefits of the system: “It’s a great development and will benefit the RAC in the reduction of recovery vehicles required to collect dead vehicles and will assist in boosting the membership providing a true benefit.”

The Motor Transport Awards have for 35 years been seen as a benchmark for excellence among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other innovators, to have received feedback of this calibre is illustrative of engineering excellence which Charge Pod represents as well as the capability of Original ADS to design, develop and support a world-class product for an industry leading organisation.

The general consensus of Charge Pod was summarised during the announcement of the win when it was said that…

“It was comfortably the most ground-breaking of all the submissions”.

The full article published by the Motor Transport magazine can be found here: Motor Transport 22 November 2021 by Motor Transport – Issuu

More information about our Motor Transport Awards win can be found here: Motor Transport Awards Winners of the Best Use of Technology Category (originalads.co.uk)

To learn more about our award wins, see the following page: Awards News – Original ADS

Charge Pod Gains the Silver Award at the UK Business Tech Awards

Charge Pod Gains the Silver Award at the UK Business Tech Awards

“A really pioneering and innovative solution. I was particularly impressed with the aspects here around partnership working with the RAC, and how you overcame challenges in solution options, weight, space, variables in the EV market and overcame them yourself through great product development. A noteworthy initiative for a significant entry barrier in the EV market and what will surely become a valuable ‘expected’ service. Pleasing to see the industry recognition already received from the BEEA Judges”. -UK Business Tech Awards.

The UK Business Tech Awards celebrate the UK’s finest tech businesses and rewards innovative and exceptional application of technology to transform and grow businesses. We are delighted to have received national recognition by receiving the silver award for the Transformation Through Technology category.

In this category, the judges were seeking to recognise a company or organisation who have successfully transformed an element of their business or operation through successful application of technology. The judges were looking for demonstrable evidence and results of real, quantifiable transformation through innovation.

Now that the use of EVs has significantly increased, Charge Pod has proved itself to be an essential product to the RAC’s fleet. Charge Pod allows patrols to deliver an emergency power boost to a flat or severely charge depleted EV from standard patrol vehicles already in service. Being lightweight, compact and offering 100% duty cycle, this means that the RAC are still able to deal with all other problems they encounter at the roadside on a daily basis without compromising space and payload of the patrol vehicles.

Further information:

More information about the Business Tech Awards can be found here:  UK Business Tech Awards | Celebrating Tech Businesses & Innovation

To learn more about out truly innovative Charge Pod solution, please click here.

Charge Pod has received extensive recognition for some of the most prestigious awards in the country. To learn about which titles the Charge Pod system holds, click here.

E-Mobility Award Winners

E-Mobility Award Winners

Portable EV Charging Products are essential to the future of electric mobility. That’s why we are delighted to announce yet another award win for our exceptional Charge Pod system at the E-Mobility Awards.

Charge Pod won the EV product launch category with the judges commenting that:

“Simple effectiveness won the day in the category for product launch. The award in this category goes to a very different concept that has customer service at its heart and offers real speedy roadside assistance for drivers of electric vehicles. It is the Charge Pod designed and developed by Original ADS for the RAC”.

The E-Mobility Awards concentrate on the electric vehicle sector, including any AFVs that use their fuel to generate electric power (car, vans, trucks). The awards also aim to recognise the developments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment. The awards seek out ingenuity, innovation and achievement in these areas and bring together the talents of a highly expert panel of impartial judges to scrutinise entries.

Charge Pod is a truly unique solution to the problem of flat and/or severely charge depleted EVs on the global marketplace and has proved its use in the field with the UK’s number one company for electric car roadside assistance. To learn more about how Charge Pod surpasses its rivals and what other solutions are used to address the problem of flat or severely charge depleted EVs, click here.

 

Further information:

Charge Pod has received extensive recognition for some of the most prestigious awards in the country. To learn about which titles the Charge Pod system holds, click here.

To find out more general information about our pioneering Charge Pod system, please click here.

For further information about the partnership between Original ADS and the RAC, including details of the how the RAC have implemented Charge Pod into their fleet, please refer to the following article on the RAC’s website: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

E-Mobility Award Finalists

E-Mobility Award Finalists

We have officially made it to the finals for all three of the following categories for the 2021 E-Mobility Awards in partnership with the RAC with our EV charging equipment, Charge Pod:

  1. EV Charging Equipment and Software Development
  2. EV Product Launch
  3. EV Service Team

The E-Mobility Awards concentrate on the electric vehicle sector, including any AFVs that use their fuel to generate electric power (car, vans, trucks). The awards also aim to recognise the developments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment. The awards seek out ingenuity, innovation and achievement in these areas and bring together the talents of a highly expert panel of impartial judges to scrutinise entries.

Charge Pod is a truly unique solution to the problem of flat and/or severely depleted EVs on the global marketplace and has proved its use in the field. It is for these reasons that we believe Charge Pod is a worthy contender for these awards.

We are very much looking forward to announcement of the winners!

 

Further information:

Charge Pod has received extensive recognition for some of the most prestigious awards in the country. To learn about which titles the Charge Pod system holds, click here.

To find out more general information about our pioneering Charge Pod system, please click here.

For further information about the partnership between Original ADS and the RAC, including details of the how the RAC have implemented Charge Pod into their fleet, please refer to the following article on the RAC’s website: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

Motor Transport Awards Winners

Motor Transport Awards Winners

“It was comfortably the most ground-breaking of all the submissions” – Motor Transport Awards judges

It is an honour to announce that we, in partnership with the RAC, have won the Best Use of Technology category at the Motor Transport Awards.

For 35 years, the Motor Transport Awards have been seen as a benchmark for excellence among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other innovators.

The MT Awards are all about recognising excellence and while 2020 was a difficult year in many ways it is even more important to reflect the efforts and achievements of the people who made sure the UK was kept going through the crisis.

We entered our Charge Pod system into this award in partnership with the RAC because it is imperative that fleet operators dealing with electric vehicles are provided with the capability of delivering a power boost to flat or severely depleted EVs which are unable to reach a static charging station.

Now that use of EVs has dramatically increased, Charge Pod has proved itself to be an essential product to the RAC and has enabled the RAC the keep electric vehicle drivers up and running even in the challenging circumstances we have faced in the past year.

This award is a fantastic tribute to both of our outstanding teams!

Further information:

Find the article written by the Motor Transport Awards at: MT Awards 2021 winner – Best Use of Technology Award in association with Bridgestone | Motor Transport

Charge Pod has received extensive recognition for some of the most prestigious awards in the country. To learn about which titles the Charge Pod system holds, click here.

To find out more information about our pioneering Charge Pod system, click here.

 

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