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Fully Charged Live Show 2022

Fully Charged Live Show 2022

 

The Fully Charged live show is the world’s number one clean energy and electric vehicle show which returned to Farnborough on Friday 28th April through to Sunday 1st May. This three-day event showcased a host of quality outdoor exhibits and attractions including live theatres with speakers from across the industry, over 100 electrified vehicles, thousands of electric car test drives, and over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest clean and electric vehicle related technologies.

Amongst those 200+ exhibitors were the RAC, who were displaying all of their electric capabilities. For example, the Renault Zoe e-tech van represents Britain’s first all-electric breakdown van. Also on display was the UK’s second all-electric patrol vehicle, the Maxus e-deliver. Excitingly, the Maxus will be attending to breakdowns at the roadside in the very near future.

People attending the Fully Charged event were extremely impressed with the steps the RAC are taking to reduce their environmental impact, but they were also interested to learn more about the support the RAC offer to electric vehicle drivers and why it surpasses alternatives available on the market.

Considering the problems with the charging infrastructure, people are concerned about the possibility of running out of charge before they are able to reach a static charging station. Fortunately, the RAC have anticipated this problem and have installed the pioneering Charge Pod system onto their patrol vehicles. Charge Pod is a lightweight and compact EV charging system, designed to provide a quick power boost to a flat or severely charge depleted electric vehicle, so it can be driven to the nearest suitable charging point.

As highlighted by the countless awards proudly displayed by the RAC at Fully Charged, Charge Pod is notorious for being the best possible solution to the problem of out-of-charge EVs. Charge Pod’s awards portfolio includes the country’s most prestigious engineering and technology awards right through to outstanding application of this remarkable technology within the fleet sector.

It is great to see industry leading companies like the RAC doing all they can to reduce the environmental impact of their own fleet, as well as adopting the best technology to support the uptake of electric vehicles by enhancing the capability of its fleet.

 

Further information:

For more events and TV appearances that Charge Pod has showcased in, click here: Events and TV appearances – 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 more information about Fully Charged, click here: FullyCharged.Show | Clean Energy | Electric Vehicles | Fully Charged Live

Further information about RAC breakdown cover for electric vehicles can be found on the RAC website, here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

 

Charge Pod Appears on Channel 5 Documentary ‘Should I buy an Electric Car?’

Charge Pod Appears on Channel 5 Documentary ‘Should I buy an Electric Car?’

From an emergency top-up to a complete roadside rescue, the RAC seems to have all basis covered should my car run out of charge.” – Alexis Conran, TV presenter (Channel 5, Should I Buy an Electric Car?’).

On Channel 5’s ‘Should I Buy an Electric Car?’, TV presenter Alexis Conran investigates the practicalities of owning and running an electric vehicle as Britain gears up to make the switch to electric. By asking crucial questions around the concerns, costs and misconceptions surrounding EVs, Conran highlighted the biggest hinderance to the uptake of electric vehicles – the electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Although the ban of new petrol and diesel engine vehicles is rapidly approaching, only 2% of 39 million cars in the UK are electric. Recent surveys suggest most drivers are worried about high prices and problems with the charging infrastructure. For example, 69% of drivers feel that there aren’t enough charging points in the UK. Furthermore, the majority of EV drivers have experienced problems with the charging infrastructure for a number of reasons. Firstly, public charging stations can be incredibly confusing. For some charging points you need to download apps, or sign in online with an account. Therefore, it is essential to have a smart phone in order to charge at some stations. This can be problematic for those who do not have a smart phone or have a problem with their phone such as poor signal, or no mobile data.

Considering the problems EV drivers are faced with on a day-to-day basis, Conran asked the critical question “what happens if I run out of charge?”. To answer this question, Conran took a visit to RAC Headquarters to see how they are addressing this increasingly prevalent problem.

As explained by Conran and James Gibson from the RAC, when an electric vehicle runs out of charge, the parking brake automatically activates itself, so you can’t easily put the vehicle into neutral to push or tow it. In certain situations, towing with four wheels off the ground is just not an option as it can be exceptionally difficult to move the EV; especially if a driver were to find themselves in a tight parking space, for example. By giving the EV a power boost, it allows the parking brake to be unlocked but also negates the problem of space.

Charge Pod is a super lightweight and compact EV power boost system which offers 100% duty cycle, so it will never run out of charge and will always be ready and available for use. This means Charge Pod can provide an EV with as much charge as is needed to simply unlock the parking brake (should a complete roadside recovery be necessary) or provide the EV with enough charge so it to be driven to the nearest static charging station.

 

Further information:

To see the full Channel 5 documentary ‘Should I Buy an Electric Car?’, click here: My5 – Should I Buy an Electric Car? – Season 2021 – Episode 1 / 2021 (channel5.com)

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

To see other events and TV appearances Charge Pod has featured in, click here: Events and TV appearances – Original ADS

To read more of the latest news about Charge Pod and Original ADS, click here: Media – Original ADS

For further information about RAC roadside assistance for EV’s, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

Electric Vehicle Rally: London to Brighton

Electric Vehicle Rally: London to Brighton

In association with Fully Charged the Big Lemon London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally event was held on Saturday 18th September 2021, to demonstrate and celebrate the rapid development of electric vehicles and renewable energy.

Starting on the banks of the River Thames and finishing on Brighton Beach, the electric vehicle rally was open to participants with electric vehicles of all types, shapes and sizes, with prizes for the lowest energy consumption in all classes.

The 60-strong entries included celebrities Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim), Charley Boorman, Mark Lester and Robert Llewellyn, covering the 58-mile distance.

The RAC were the roadside assistance partner for the Rally and were following the event in standard patrol vehicles equipped with the Original ADS Charge Pod system so that RAC patrols could deliver a roadside power boost to quickly get any flat or severely charge depleted EVs to the nearest static charging station had they ran out of charge during the event.

Charge Pod proved to be the perfect solution for this problem because the system can be installed on standard patrol vehicles whilst only taking up a very small amount of room. This means the RAC patrol vehicles can still be packed with all the other equipment needed to be able to fix any other motoring issues these EVs may have encountered.

 

Further information:

More information about this fantastic event can be found on the London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally website: London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally – Saturday 9 July 2022. To learn more about the technology used to develop the pioneering Charge Pod system, click here.

Fully Charged Live Event

Fully Charged Live Event

It was great to be apart of the fantastic Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged Live show in Farnborough from 3rd-5th September with our incredible partners, the RAC.

Fully Charged Live was created by TV personality, Robert Llewellyn (from Scrapheap Challenge, Junkyard Wars and Red Dwarf), the three-day event showcased a host of quality outdoor exhibits and attractions including two live theatres, over 100 EVs and over 100 exhibitors of clean energy and EV related technologies.

We were on hand along with various members of the RAC to answer crucial questions about what happens if EV drivers run out of charge before they are able to reach a static charging station.

The solution is the Original ADS Charge Pod system. Charge Pod is often considered as the ‘jerrycan’ for EVs. Its purpose is simply to provide flat or severely charge depleted EVs with power boost delivered from a standard patrol vehicle so they can be driven to the nearest static charging station rather than being picked up and recovered on flatbed recovery truck.

Charge Pod is being rolled out across the RAC’s fleet and will be installed on one in five RAC patrol vans by 2022. Thus, providing the crucial reassurance to EVs drivers that help is on hand should you be unlucky enough to reach a charging point that isn’t working or to run out power and be left stranded.

It was wonderful to have such a great reception from the public and fleet operators on how our pioneering Charge Pod system has enhanced the capability of the RAC’s fleet.

 

Further information:

More information about this fantastic EVent can be found on the Fully Charged Live website: FullyCharged.Show | Clean Energy | Electric Vehicles | Fully Charged Live

For further information about our pioneering Charge Pod system, click here.

To learn more about RAC membership for electric car breakdown, please follow the link to the RAC’s website: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

Did you catch a glimpse of our Charge Pod system on the BBC programme Dom Digs in: Roadside Assistance

Did you catch a glimpse of our Charge Pod system on the BBC programme Dom Digs in: Roadside Assistance

 

The episode features Dom Littlewood working as a mechanic with roadside assistance company, the RAC, to find out what it takes to help keep the UK’s motorists moving, around the clock, seven days a week.

To enable the RAC to deliver this service, it is essential that patrol vehicles are packed with all kinds of equipment to deal with a wide variety of motoring issues. This means any equipment implemented to patrol vehicles needs to be as lightweight and compact as possible.

The Original ADS Charge Pod is the perfect solution for the problem of flat and/or severely depleted EV’s. Not only is the system considerably lighter and far more compact than portable batteries but it also offers 100% duty cycle, so it never runs out of charge and is always ready for use, making the perfect soltuion for roadside assistance companies.

Catch the full episode on BBC iPlayer here

Further information:

To find out more about other TV appearances, shows and events Charge Pod has featured in/at click here.

To learn more about our pioneering Charge Pod system, click here.

For more information about RAC electric car breakdown assistance, click here.

The RAC and Original ADS have forged a brilliantly collaborative partnership and are extensively implenting the Charge Pod system into the RAC’s fleet. More information about the use of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet can be found on the RAC’s website here: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

 

RAC EV Boost (Charge Pod) and Wireless Trailer Board Feature on ITV Tonight

RAC EV Boost (Charge Pod) and Wireless Trailer Board Feature on ITV Tonight

The Original ADS Charge Pod also known as RAC EV Boost and Wireless Trailer Board feature with the RAC on ITV’s current affairs series, ITV Tonight.

This episode named Cars: The End of Petrol and Diesel was created in light of the 2030 target for banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.

During the programme, TV presenter Ginny Buckley set up a sequence where she deliberately ran an EV flat at the roadside to see exactly what happens to the vehicle and what kind of recovery is available for EV drivers.

Because the RAC are equipped with the Original ADS Charge Pod (RAC EV boost), they are able to deliver a power boost from their standard patrol vehicles that are currently in service due to the fact that Charge Pod is lightweight, compact, and offers 100% duty cycle of power.

This has proved to be an essential service for the RAC’s EV drivers as they have identified a trend occurring:

“Many of our patrols have been going to people at out of order charge points, so even if a person has planned their journey very carefully, they are frustrated that it’s not working”.

It is, therefore, critical that the RAC are able to provide a convenient out of fuel service to the growing number of EV customers.

To find out more about electric car breakdown assistance with the RAC, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

For further information about our highly innovative Charge Pod system, click here.

More information about our Wireless Trailer Board can be found here.

To find out more about this episode follow this link.

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