Fully Charged

I don’t particularly like the TV show Top Gear at the best of times because of the values it portrays and represents, however when I read today that Jeremy Clarkson deceived his audience when performing a review of the Tesla Roadster electric vehicle, I thought even less of this arrogant man.  Apparently Jeremy is very anti-electric vehicle, anti-environmental and does not hesitate to promote the fact on his show and takes every opportunity to discredit this technology. 

I am not alone in my dislike, so it seems.  Robert Llewellyn (of Red Dwarf and Scrap Heap Challenge fame), has had a go at the popular TV series.  He has produced a great on-line TV show called “Fully Charged” which in my humble opinion helps to breakdown some of the myths about electric vehicles that the popular press have been tarring them with.  I love the way he goes about calculating the total carbon emissions of both an EV and an ordinary internal combustion engine.

I present to you the pilot episode of “Fully Charged”.

Check out Robert’s YouTube Channel called fullychargedshow for further episodes.  He has been posting one a week for the last month or so.  A cool show and I hope he posts many more.  It may even get picked up by mainstream TV.  By the time I get a telly it might be showing in Australia!


  1. says

    my husband loves this show! i used to think its a typical car show which is so “guy exclusive” i was wrong. now i enjoy watching this with my husband, i find the host good! im no car fan but he explains the stuff well enough that i could relate.

  2. says

    I have to admit that Top Gear is a guilty pleasure of mine. I completely agree with you about the cars and Clarksons attitude to hybrids. I watch it for the Challenges, some of them are hilarious. I also look at the show as a good indicator of what not to buy when it comes to cars. Anything they go nuts about is a good car to avoid, if I could afford it.

    I’ll be telling my husband about Fully Charged, mind you he probably already knows about it, given that we love watching Scrap Heap Challenge.

  3. says

    thanks for the tip, the menfolk in the house love the show, I hate it with a passion for the exact same reasons as you do. They only love the big V8’s and the faster the car goes the better. Why have a car that goes 200klms and hour when the limit is 100. I think its crazy and not very responsible. I will make sure they read this post and watch the video

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