NOW firmly established on the British automotive calendar, Fully Charged Outside is becoming the industry event covering green mobility and linked industries.
With hundreds of stands welcoming almost 15,000 visitors across three days (03-05 September) at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Hampshire, the show proved a definite success.
Two theatres ran talks across a wide range of subjects throughout the event, welcoming guest speakers to the stage to discuss topics such as EV charging, home energy storage, electric bikes, ownership possibilities, and advanced battery technologies.
One of the highlights of the event was the prize of a free Kia e-Niro for a year, given away by the EV specialist leasing broker DriveElectric. The competition had hundreds of entrants, trying to win a free year’s lease of the class-leading electric crossover along with 8000 free miles of green electricity from EDF.
Other leasing and associated firms present included LeasePlan, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Hitachi Capital backed Gridserve. There was also manufacturer support from Hyundai, Ford, MG, Peugeot, Fiat, Citroen, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Nissan.
The event completed its third year, with two previous events – Fully Charged Live – held in 2018 and 2019 at Silverstone – the 2020 event was always planned for Farnborough but was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Created from the success of Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged Show, the events have quickly become a major part of the YouTube channel’s business, and have expanded to include European dates in Amsterdam, a US event in Austin, Texas, and an Australian version in Sydney.
Dates for next year’s event have already been announced, with the show returning to its spring slot at the end of April/beginning of May.