Friday, March 01, 2024

Battery EV Repair or Despair?!

This week, Quentin Willson continues our mission to share facts with special guest Matt Cleevely, who is one of the country's most experienced and established EV servicing and repair specialists. There has been a lot of speculation about repairing EVs, especially when it comes to the battery. Many people believe that EV batteries are difficult to maintain and fix because of their complexity, cost, and safety concerns. However, Matt argues that this is not the case and shares examples from his busy workshop and national mobile repair business to support his argument. 

During the conversation, Quentin and Matt also discuss the real challenges of repairing EVs and talk about the work that Matt is doing to share his business model within the service and repair industry. His goal is to help other garages and dealerships become EV-ready.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Fully Charged LIVE confirms its return to Vancouver Convention Centre as Everything Electric CANADA this September

Fully Charged LIVE has announced that it will be returning to Vancouver Convention Centre this September as Everything Electric CANADA. This is great news for all of us who are passionate about reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable energy. In addition to this, fans of the TV show Red Dwarf will have a rare opportunity to meet its star Robert Llewellyn (who played Kryton), and even take a selfie with him (just like I did!).

Some of the main highlights of this event include:

  • British-based, global YouTube sensation, the Fully Charged SHOW confirms its return to Vancouver under the new brand Everything Electric

  • Confirmed return to Vancouver Convention Centre on 6th, 7th & 8th September

  • Organizers confirm they will double the exhibition size and target 20,000-25,000 attendees

  • New commercial appointments confirmed to accelerate growth

  • British Columbia’s clean energy provider, BC Hydro, returns as key partner

After a hugely successful launch event in September 2023 which saw over 17,000 attendees, Fully Charged LIVE will return to Vancouver under the new name of Everything Electric CANADA.

This re-brand of their 6 global events enables organisers to further target the early mainstream market as they seek to attract more 20,000-25,000 attendees to their second show in Vancouver this Fall.

Organisers confirm that the event will double in size as they secure additional exhibition space in the Vancouver Convention Centre to accommodate more exhibitors, extend the test drive activation and add new features for 2024.

As well as the familiar favourites returning which include the live theatre sessions, test drives and rides, home energy advice team and commercial vehicle zone, new features for 2024 will include the Zero Carbon Kitchen and the Electric Launchpad.

The Zero Carbon Kitchen will be hosted by a group of plant-based chefs with live cookery demonstrations throughout the event while the Electric Launchpad will showcase the very latest electric vehicles coming to market.

To reflect the growth targets of the event, organisers have installed a new Canadian commercial team on the ground with Ken Bokor in Toronto joining as Sales Director supported by Duane Nickull in Vancouver in his role as Sales Manager. This Canadian commercial team, along with the broader global commercial teams, is headed up by the new Chief Commercial Officer, Carlo Zoccali.

BC Hydro, who were instrumental in bringing Fully Charged LIVE to Vancouver in 2023, will return as headline sponsor of Everything Electric CANADA.

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