Once again, the Fully Charged Show came to life at Silverstone Circuit as ‘Fully Charged LIVE’. Billed as being ‘Bigger, Better and Busier’ than last year’s event Fully Charged LIVE 2019 didn’t disappoint. With an extra day added to this year’s line up, over 10,000 attendees, 100 exhibitors and over 30 live talks sessions the 3-day event was packed with all things electric.
ALL the DriveElectric team…
We’re a friendly bunch and it’s not just our sales team you will have met at Fully Charged LIVE, team members from all departments including our lovely accountants and administrative folks came along to talk all things EV (it’s hard not to get the electric vehicle bug in this office!)
As a business we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint so it was important to step as lightly as we could on the environment for our Fully Charged LIVE stand, and the Fully Charged team also asked us to think carefully about what we could do to minimise the energy consumption and landfill output of our presence at the event:
- A cardboard stand seemed like a no-brainer, and we were delighted with the end result. A piece of it has pride of place in the office and the rest was recycled.
- We also chose not to take any printed leaflets with us so we didn’t contribute to any unnecessary waste during the event.
What were the screens for?
At this year’s event, we were testing out our new ‘Electric Vehicle Finder’ quoting system. Enabling visitors to input their electric vehicle preferences and requirements, which resulted in recommended vehicles matched to their choices.
In exchange for testing out our new electric car finder, we were offering visitors a prize draw entry to win a 12 month lease for the Hyundai Kona electric.
The competition proved to be extremely popular, leaving us with quite a large and unexpected queue around our stand in hall 3 for the duration of the weekend (we will bring more screens next time!). Thank you for your patience if you found yourself in that queue, we really appreciate your input.
Live Talk Sessions
The DriveElectric team were also involved in the live talk sessions which took place throughout the weekend in impressive Giga Theater.
On Friday afternoon, Our MD Mike Potter was involved in the live ‘Vehicle ownership but not as we know it’ talk hosted by Jonny Smith (@carpervert). Alongside Mike sat Rob Jolly (Evezy) and Fiona Howarth (Octopus Electric Vehicles).
“We are ready and look forward to the demand and increase in transition to EVs from companies, business owners and consumers.”
Mike Potter, DriveElectric MD
On Saturday, DriveElectric Robyn (one of the youngest members of our team!) overcame her nerves and played her part in the talk panel ‘How to choose an electric car’ hosted by Jonny Smith (@carpervert). Also involved in the talk was, Jonathan Porterfield (Eco Cars) and Matt Cleevely (Cleevely EVs).
“It was brilliant to meet so many open-minded ICE drivers who are enthusiastic and have questions about how they can switch to EV’s .”
– Robyn, DriveElectric Sales Executive
Eye-catching electric vehicles
Making its UK debut the Peugeot e208 caught everyones eye as they entered into hall 1. This new is expected to be on the roads at the end of this year featuring a 50kWh battery pack with a range of up to 211 miles (WLTP)
Tesla Model 3
Tesla’s newest EV, the one everyone is talking about, the Model 3. Battery size and range differ depending on the model: ‘Standard Plus’ and ‘Performance’ Model 3’s are currently available in the UK.
Real World Range: Varies from 190 – 295 miles
Ferrari 308, 1982
Electric convert featuring 48 kWh battery with a range of 100 – 150 miles to a charge.
VW Crew Cab, 1968
Electric convert featuring 100kWh battery pack with a range of 200 – 250 miles to a charge.
We really enjoy attending Fully Charged LIVE, the event is a great opportunity for us to meet a lot of our customers face to face as well as well as other EV enthusiasts to talk all things electric cars.
Thanks to everyone who attended this years event and joined in the fun, we had a great time and already look forward to Fully Charged Live 2020. We hope to see you there again next year!
Take an excursion to our events page to discover upcoming electric vehicle events and things to do… some we will be attending as ‘DriveElectric’ and some we’re heading to just for fun. We also post updates on prize draws and competitions we are running on this page (if you’re feeling lucky).
We’ve always found the EV community warm and welcoming so get involved if you can. As well as physical meet ups there are great EV owners groups on Facebook (the BMW i3 UK group on Facebook is particularly useful and chatty!) and there’s lots of activity on twitter too, so either virtually or ‘in real life’ we hope to see you there.