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« on: February 13, 2020, 07:43:45 PM »

Has anyone been watching ‘Maddie goes electric’ on YouTube? It’s part of the Fully Charged channel and simple enough to help anyone thinking of buying an electric car. However, in episode 5, Maddie goes on her first long journey and has a nightmare at the charging stations.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 08:06:52 PM »

Finding it tedious, grating & unnecessary, this has been covered by others in the you-toob without the repetition.
Fullycharged at its worst, I did ask why they needed her as an addition to the team when it was announced she had joined, her output has been dire this far, what next for her to do badly or will that be that!?🤔 ...seeing as she was announced & integrated into the f c live event I can only wonder is it for, seems she has a legion of praise singing dad's in her corner 😐 ...hmm.

Don't think much of chelsea's output either, however the other lady (Helen) is more descriptive & adept in her occasional episodes.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 09:26:45 AM »

For what it's worth, I'm very much enjoying the series and have shared them with a couple of friends who have very recently started expressing an interest in EVs - probably since I got mine - and they've found them interesting.
The one last night I was shouting at the screen when they said they were going to go to an Electric Highway pump, and then even more so when they got there and grabbed hold of the Type 2/AC cable...  But I do think it's a relatively healthy and unvarnished story - step outside of the bubble on here and I think most people would find the range of incompatible charging standards and suppliers confusing/bewildering?

As for saying its Fully Charged at it's worst, I have to say I disagree almost entirely.   Fully Charged was always meant to be about more than just EV car porn - Robert re-stated that quite recently that he always wanted it to be about how we "stop burning stuff" and I find it refreshing that it's being presented by more than just two middle aged white men who are unhealthily obsessed with boxes with wheels.  Actually I was starting to find Johnny Smith's output was bordering on the Top Gear.  Maddie has an appeal to a wider audience of people who aren't already experts in the area, which lets face it is what's important if "we" want EVs to become mainstream.  I would like to see more episodes with Helen Czerski as I think she does the "tomorrow's world" stuff very well.  Chelsea Sexton's stuff has all so far been very US-centric and therefore more difficult to see as relevant but I'm warming to her.

Johnny Smith has left Fully Charged.  There's a story there.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 09:48:25 AM »

Jonny smith has launched his own channel, it was bound to happen, currently off social media (twitter) so no idea, its stemmed so much info you get as feeds / snippets, but FC HAD become pretty much "cars & naff all else" for multiple years with other stuff coming as  a complete & very occasional surprise.

TBH I think fully charged is lacking direction currently, Jonny smith did have the cars covered pretty well, is entertaining & has a different form of psycho-babble compared to Bobby Llews tangents, you would have thought robert would have learnt from him over the past few years bt instead left Jonny pretty much to it, so there is a big old hole to fill.

The "Tomorrows world" ((BBC style)) walking, talking to camera whilst waving & wringing hands is so cliched compared to talking to the Md's engineering collective who have the info you want conveyed not necessarily simply picked, skinned & regurgitated, judging by some of the pomposity of the current "crew" of FC I think they are simply going to drive the bus to the edge of generic tv formula till it can simply be picked up & transmitted  via TV restricting access to those who web fund it currently. (just a feeling).

I wish I could remember the name of the EV channel that did such a good job online himself covering the newbies guide to EV. ..zero apparent budget bar some go pro's & a small drone.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 09:51:21 AM »

Ok. Maybe don't watch it?
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 11:19:42 AM »

Ok. Maybe don't watch it?


I'm not, ..thought I'd made that abundantly clear.
Perhaps I ought simply stop backing FC via subscription too if it carries on in the manner it has morphed.
There is hardly anything about renewable tech these days, & lets face it "maddy" is simply *more* cars.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 11:53:57 AM »

Maddie did also touch on other topics such as variable tariffs and green energy suppliers, domestic solarPV and home EV chargers in this mini-series.
Some of the podcasts and video content from Fully Charged Live,on the Regen sub-channel has also covered myriad topics like energy storage, lithium battery supply chains, "greening" your home beyond solar panels and a lot more?


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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 05:52:22 PM »

Watched episode 5 and thought it showed the problems a newbie would face.
Skimmed episode 1 too.
It was fine, and gave me some info I didn’t know, so happy to have watched it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 11:48:43 AM »

I think FC is as strong as ever with great presenters, Maddie's addition was perfect because she's not a car nut or green-tech nut, that's waht they need to bring in the public that don't (yet) fit those categories, sure i didn't need all the info in the Maddie Goes Electric series but i can definitely see the benefit and she's so adorable on screen (with a fun fiance too!)
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 12:03:29 PM »

An awful lot of videos could be considered ‘tedious’ to those that already have a fair knowledge of the subject. 

I expect most on here fit that category (knowing a fair bit on the subject) but might just learn that little bit extra to increase their knowledge.  On the other hand, there are clearly a huge number of possible viewers who would learn a great deal from those videos.  Let’s not forget that that category need the education.  Making it rationally simple by a new starter (Maddie), with just a little help and explanation from a few experts, must be a good thing.

I found them enjoyable, but not too informative (for me).  It is all ‘out there’ somewhere on the ‘net but a lot won’t even have a clue (or the interest) where else to look.
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