Carel’s involvement in energy started in 1988, when he joined the National Energy Council (NEC) – a governmental energy forum funding related research and assisting government with the developing of energy policy. He chaired various steering committees in collaboration with the automotive and oil industries. Most of his work focused on alternative transport energy and this led to the 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 Vehicle Programme. This initiative ended in 2002 and after a
short career in information technology, Carel established his own business and energy consulting company. Carel worked as General Manager Cleaner Mobility at SANEDI from June 2013 to
Currently Carel is consulting on energy and mobility.