Internal combustion engine vehicles are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia and New Zealand. Encouraging the public to utilise low and zero emission vehicles (LZEVs), such as battery electric vehicles will contribute to creating a more sustainable road transport system.

As the number of LZEVs is expected to rise, there will be a growing demand for charging infrastructure. Increasing availability of such infrastructure will also encourage the uptake of LZEVs; however, currently there is little guidance available to road agencies to assist them in managing the installation of charging infrastructure within road reserves.

This webinar will present new Austroads guidance to help agencies manage the planning, installation, and operation of charging infrastructure for non-commercial passenger vehicles with battery-electric or hybrid propulsion within the road reserve or road related areas.

The guidelines draw on the latest international and national experience and case studies and can be used by agencies in the implementation of consistent charging facility practices to reduce costs, improve the road environment, road safety, network operations, and LZEV driver experience.

The webinar will cover guidance on managing the life cycle of the facilities, including planning, design, operations, interoperability, maintenance, and decommissioning.

The webinar will be presented by David Silvester and Norman Cheung.

There will be question and answer opportunities during the session.

David Silvester is a Principal Transport Planner at Beca Ltd with a 40-year background in transport sector leadership, providing high level advice spanning policy development to the practical implementation of projects, and the development and practical application of integrated transport plans and programmes. He has worked across Australia and NZ, most recently 6 years based in Melbourne with Beca and Department of Transport, and before that, 30 years with Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency.

Norman Cheung is an Operations Manager with more than 15 years’ experience in the transport industry both in a public and private sector. He has extensive experience in operations, project planning and delivery, intelligent transport systems and connected and autonomous vehicles.

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