Webinar: Assessment of Key Road Operator Actions to Support Electric Vehicles

Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Location: Online, 1:00 – 2:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar provides insights into a recent Austroads report that identifies actions road operators can take to support the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

The report also clarifies the role of road operators and other government departments (e.g. energy, environment) in the areas that affect EV deployment. That being policy, infrastructure, regulation and incentives.

The actions outlined in the report are classified into two categories; core road operator functions (must do) and non-core functions (may do).

This enables individual agencies to select actions based on how proactive or reactive they see their role in supporting (or not constraining) the roll-out of EVs in their jurisdictions.

This webinar provides an overview of the report, providing insights into the themes in which the identified core and non-core actions were derived.

By participating you will learn about:

  • The different types of electric vehicles.
  • Core and non-core functions of road operators in supporting the transition to EVs.
  • The key themes that influence the actions road operators need to consider to support the transition to EVs. This includes leadership, governance, mass/license concessions, registration and licensing data, EV charging guidelines and EV charging infrastructure.
  • The key core actions (must do actions) around registration & licensing, road access and EV charging infrastructure. In addition to an overview of the key non-core actions (may do actions to further support the transition to EVs) around education, governance and EV charging infrastructure.

Join in a live Q&A with our presenters to have your questions answered.


John Wall | Program Manager, Future Vehicles & Technology | Austroads

John is recognised as one of Australia's leading specialists in the application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for road safety. He has had an interest in electric vehicles for more than a decade and the role they could play in improving public health and the sustainability of our transport systems. John has owned a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle since 2015. He holds tertiary qualifications in applied science, education and public health.

David Green | Senior Technology Leader | ARRB

David is a qualified civil engineer. He is a Senior Technology Leader within the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Future Transport Technology team. David has over 15 years experience in the road and traffic industry having worked in both public, private and research sectors. He has had a variety of experience in the traffic and transport-related field.

Mark Gjerek | Principal | MOV3MENT

Mark is a transport sector specialist with experience in the automotive industry, the truck industry, the public service, environmental programs and strategic consulting. He has led many transport projects in the areas of vehicles, fuels, emissions and energy. As Principal at MOV3MENT, Mark has led many sustainability initiatives – especially low-emission vehicle policy and programs. From practical EV transition strategies to shaping government policy Mark continues to lend his passion to the transition to sustainable transport.

Nathan Gore-Brown | Senior Consultant | MOV3MENT

Nathan is an automotive sector specialist with 20 years experience in light vehicles, heavy vehicles, mining and construction, and business operations. Nathan brings significant electric vehicle experience from his previous role at Tesla and is adept at supporting the transition to electric vehicles. His broad international experience brings a deep and nuanced view of challenges, opportunities, and “outside-the-box” solutions required for the future of transport and energy.

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