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London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally

London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally

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 event 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.

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.

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.

 

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 roadside mechanic with the  RAC, finding 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 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.

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