Grimsby micro-generation specialist MyEnergi is to help turn television adventurer Charley Boorman even greener.
The travel writer and entertainer is hooking up with the “very cool, young and UK-based” pioneering renewable-focused business after his latest two-wheel challenge with A-list actor Ewan McGregor.
The Long Way Up has seen him cover 13,000 miles across 13 countries in 102 days – on an electric Harley Davidson.
MyEnergi’s flagship product is the Zappi EV charger, but they are taking Boorman further than his head-turning LiveWire bike.
Writing in his blog, he said: “This experience of riding purely on electricity has been pretty transformative for me and so I have decided to team up with UK-based green energy business MyEnergi who innovate and manufacture revolutionary green energy products from Great Britain.
“I am going on a green journey with them to gradually transfer my own home and vehicles to using cleaner and greener energy.”
Boorman appears on The One Show on Monday (September 14) evening to talk through his latest challenge, which featured 16 border crossings from Ushuaia at the tip of South America to Los Angeles.
“Ever since the Long Way Down it has been a dream of ours to journey through these epic terrains but this time it was made even more challenging by the fact we wanted the expedition to explore the possibilities of the newly emerging electric motorcycle genre and the longer term aim of more sustainable travel,” he said. “We chose to use cutting edge technology riding on prototype electric Harley Davidson LiveWire’s supported by electric Rivian 4×4′s.”
MyEnergi is midway through its own journey too, as it moves from Binbrook to a purpose-built new headquarters and production facility at Stallingborough. Having experienced strong growth recently it has temporarily set up at the former Wickes site on Alexandra Retail Park, Grimsby.
Jordan Brompton, sales director at MyEnergi, said: “The green team at MyEnergi are so excited to be partnering with Charley to help fuel his curiosity for a more sustainable future. “After his epic electric adventure we feel we’re the perfect fit to help him on his personal journey to an electric eco lifestyle.”
It is no stranger to the small screen, with actor and EV evangelist Robert Llewellyn, of Red Dwarf fame, a strong ambassador via his own Fully Charged YouTube channel. He and Mrs Brompton shared the stage, and ferry to, a major Scottish EV event, and he filmed an episode starring MyEnergi’s Zappi there and then.
Boorman plans to blog his domestic journey, with nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter and more than 60,000 on Instagram.
Apple TV+ will show Long Way Up from September 18.