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Electric Vehicle Charging – Understanding the role of local government

A small group Master Class on electric vehicles, charging and the role of local government in the electrification of motor vehicle fleet

October 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

$225.00 – $450.00

Electric vehicles and charging – understanding the role of government

Electric vehicle sales have increased rapidly in Australia. The development of an effective charging network is central to the transition towards zero emission vehicles. In some parts of NSW, up to 80% of households have no readily accessible place to charge an EV at their dwelling. The NSW and Commonwealth government have announced a number of programs to help speed up the development of the charging network.

This two hour, small scale Master Class is designed to help those working in government rapidly develop an understanding of their role in providing charging solutions to enable the transition to EVs.


Understanding transport emissions trends in Australia – an introduction

A brief overview of emission trends in transport, highlighting the challenge of reducing emissions in line with Australian government targets. An overview of the different pathways through which transport emissions can be reduced will be provided and the role of EVs.

Understanding the different types of electric vehicles

An introduction to the different types of vehicles, their energy and charging needs. This includes a description of the different segments within the ‘electric’ vehicle sector, including the differences between ICE, PHEVs and BEVs, as well as new EVs likely to be available in Australia over the next 12 – 24 months.

Different types of charging infrastructure

Charging infrastructure varies widely; from a simple household powerpoint, to ultra-fast chargers costing more than the most expensive EV. This component of the Master Class provides an overview of the different chargers available, plug types and the implications for local government.

Designing charging networks

A user-centred approach to the development of a charging network will be presented. This includes how to make decisions on where to locate EV chargers and what type of charger is most appropriate in different areas. This component of the Master Class helps participants use a framework for positioning chargers in locations that meet the needs of intended users, as well as the requirements of the commercial charge point operators.

Public charging for residents without access to off street parking

In some parts of NSW, a large proportion of households lack the ability to charge an EV on their property. This is either because they live in a terrace house, or an apartment in which it can be complex to have the necessary equipment installed. This component of the Master Class will provide participants with a clear understanding of best practice, the process government can use to identify suitable kerbside locations and how to facilitate the private sector to provide charging that meets the needs of residents.

Group discussion and Q&A

The Master Class will provide a generous opportunity for group discussion and questions.


Dr Elliot Fishman

Dr Elliot Fishman

Director, Transport Innovation, Institute for Sensible Transport

Dr Fishman is ranked by Stanford University in the top 2% of scientists globally, for his contribution to transport. He is one of Australia’s most experienced practitioners on helping government lead the transition to an electrified vehicle fleet. He provided technical assistance to the NSW Government in the development of the recently announced kerbside charging program. Elliot has developed charging network plans for over a dozen local governments, as well as prepared several EV charging policies for governments around Australia. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety and his Post Doc at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He has advised the Prime Minister’s Office on sustainable mobility, as well as the OCED, the National Government of Singapore and many Councils and state governments.

In 2005 he founded the Institute for Sensible Transport where he is currently its Director. In this role he has undertaken work for the OECD, the National Government of Singapore, and advised the Australian Prime Minister’s Office on sustainable mobility policy. He has worked with dozens of local government on transport strategy as well as most state governments in Australia, through his role at the Institute.



Spicers Hotel, Potts Point

9.30am – 11.30am

 Friday 13th October 2023

120-124 Victoria Street, Potts Point, Sydney


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October 13, 2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am
$225.00 – $450.00
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Spicers Hotel Potts Point
120/124 Victoria St, Potts Point
Sydney, NSW 2011