Carel’s involvement in energy started in 1988, when he joined the National Energy Council – a governmental energy assisting government with the developing of energy policy. His work focused on alternative transport energy and this led to the start of a programme on evaluation of electric vehicle technologies.
When the NEC closed their doors in 1992, Carel continued his career at Eskom where he was responsible for the Electric Transport Programme. Various types and sizes of vehicles were converted to electric propulsion and demonstrated in real-life markets.
Eskom stopped doing work on electric vehicles in 2002 and Carel established his own energy consulting company. His clients included the Automotive Industry Development Corporation and SANEDI.
Today Carel is the General Manager of Cleaner Mobility for SANEDI.