Fully Charged LIVE Europe returned to the RAI Amsterdam on the 24th, 25th and 26th November – 18 months after its launch in May 2022 – doubled in size and attendance.
The fifth Fully Charged LIVE event of the year attracted 11,103 attendees over 3 days in Amsterdam and will return to the RAI as Everything Electric EUROPE.
Opening on Friday 24th the event began with a press tour with gathered media attending to see electric vehicle launches from Zeekr who unveiled their X in a European first, and VOYAH who showcased their DREAM for the first time in the Netherlands. UK cleantech company Mixergy also chose the event to launch its Smart Tank to the Dutch market and headline sponsors, myenergi presented its class-leading Libbi battery. Zeekr and VOYAH were joined by an impressive line-up of car manufacturers including Tesla, BYD, MG, NIO, Hyundai, Fisker, Smart, VinFast and Aiways. The event also delivered an unrivalled test drive programme of electric cars throughout the weekend including the new Tesla Model 3 and Fisker Ocean which were available to test drive for the first time in the Netherlands.
In addition to electric cars, the show boasted a huge array of electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes from the Microlino and X-Bus in the ‘Electric Launchpad’, ID.Buzz Cargo and the Volvo FH Electric in the ‘Commercial Vehicle Zone’ as well as an extensive display of second-hand EVs in the ‘Electric Alley’. The electric micro-mobility area of the show was blessed with electric bikes, motorbikes and scooters, with attendees able to test ride these in our dedicated test track area. For the first time the International Cargo Bike Festival co-located at the event bringing dozens of e-cargo bike companies to exhibit and hosting its own dedicated theatre for live talks.
Beyond electric vehicles, the show increased its home energy exhibits this year as well as bringing its popular Home Energy Advice Team attraction with its mix of live talks and one-to-one advice on how to make your homes greener. Fresh for 2023, the Zero Carbon Kitchen, powered by a Hyundai Kona, was packed throughout the weekend as plant-based chefs, including the globally renowned BOSH!, presented live cookery demonstrations of a wide variety of vegan and plant-based recipes. The 50+ live sessions across our two theatres, the Mega and the Giga, were busy with engaged consumers keen to learn more about electric vehicles and clean energy, with Fully Charged presenters hosting panels of experts in a wide range of discussions.
The Fully Charged SHOW team also chose the European event to host its first Fully Charged AWARDS ceremony on the evening of the 24th. Sponsored by myenergi and presented by the Fully Charged presenters and comedian Henning Wehn, more than 600 guests gathered for the first clean energy and electric vehicles awards voted by consumers at the RAI Auditorium. Industry leaders, Tesla were the biggest winners with 5 awards, including Best Innovative Manufacturers. The full winners list was as follows:
- Best Large-Scale Energy Project – The Eden Project by Eden Geothermal
- Best Energy Supplier – Octopus Energy
- Best Home Energy Project – Kensa ‘Heat the Streets’
- Best Micro Mobility EV – Carver S+
- Best Commercial EV – VW ID. Buzz Cargo
- Best Large-Scale EV – Ampere, Norwegian Electric Ferries
- Best EV Charging Network – Tesla Supercharger Network
- Best Innovative EV Manufacturer – Tesla
- Best Sustainable EV Manufacturer – Polestar
- Best Small EV (less than 1600kg unladen) – Fiat 500e
- Best Energy Efficient EV – Tesla Model 3 Long Range
- Best EV >60,000 Euros – Porsche Taycan
- Best EV >50,000 (<60,000) Euros – Tesla Model Y
- Best EV >40,000 (<50,000) Euros – Tesla Model 3
- Best EV <40,000 Euros – MG4
Fully Charged LIVE Europe will return to the RAI as Everything Electric EUROPE and the organisers have vowed to double the size of the show again, although they have also confirmed that the next exhibition will move to another time of year to maximise attendance.
CEO of the Fully Charged SHOW, Dan Caesar had this to say:
“It was amazing to return to RAI Amsterdam, and with a show that doubled in size we should be satisfied, but actually we believe it can be much bigger still. The revolution towards electric vehicles is really accelerating now and the Netherlands is set to be a hotbed for these technologies in the years ahead. As organisers we believe we can do more to accelerate the growth of our European show, in line with the growth we’ve experienced in Australia, Canada and the UK, and we will be making some major improvements to our next European event, not least by moving the exhibition out of the winter months when it is harder to attract a driving audience. What’s more, as we broaden our brand to Everything Electric EUROPE we believe it will be easier to translate our offering to the Dutch on our doorstep and to the European audience beyond its borders. We expect to announce our new dates, and expansion plans in Q1 2024. Next up, Sydney in February, and London in March as we work to make Everything Electric!‘