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Another “spaceman” in Tesla car – Robert Llewellyn at WMG

Robert Llewellyn hosted TV’s Scrapheap Challenge, starred as one of the crew of the spaceship Red Dwarf, and runs the popular ‘Fully Charged’ YouTube channel about renewable energy.

He spoke on Monday 19th March 2018, at WMG, University of Warwick about his passion for renewable energy.


During his event, ‘In Conversation with Robert Llewellyn’, the famous advocate of clean technologies shared his experience of involvement with this field - particularly the move to electric, connected and autonomous vehicles, and how he sees the scale and pace of this technological shift first hand.

Robert also gave his thoughts on how the media covers one of the most transformational changes of our times.

While he was at WMG’s International Manufacturing Centre, he sat in a Tesla Model X - but unlike the other spaceman recently launched into space in a Telsa car, he a had a lot more to say about our clean energy futures.

As well as the Tesla Model X, Nissan Westway were at WMG today with the new Leaf, demonstrating the new e-Pedal - and Jaguar Land Rover’s I-Pace completed the line-up of cutting edge electric vehicles on the campus.

Robert Llewellyn commented on his passion for clean technologies and the pioneering research and development undertaken at WMG :


"My initial interest was in engineering rather than the environment and I was fascinated by the role electric cars will play in the new energy landscape.

"What I’ve seen here at WMG is essential to those changes. Until I came here I thought I knew a lot about the topic but now I realise I’ve still got a lot to learn.

"It’s good to see the range of electric cars is increasing”

Robert Llewellyn plays ‘Kryten’ in the classic television series Red Dwarf, and also hosted the popular Scrapheap Challenge.

Since 2010, has been running his own YouTube channel, ‘Fully Charged’, on these issues. With over 300 episodes made, more than 250,000 followers, and some episodes gathering over 1 million views, ‘Fully Charged’ is becoming a vital source of news and information about the energy transition.

20 March 2018

Notes to editors:

‘In Conversation with Robert Llewellyn’ took place on 19 March 2018 at WMG’s International Manufacturing Centre on the University of Warwick campus.

Image 1: Robert Llewellyn sitting in a Tesla Model X outside the International Manufacturing Centre at WMG, University of Warwick

Image 2: Robert Llewellyn talking to the crowd at WMG, University of Warwick

Further information contact:

Luke Walton, International Press Manager

+44 (0) 7824 540 863

+44 (0) 2476 150 868

L dot Walton dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk