Carel’s involvement in energy started in 1988, when he joined the National Energy Council - funding energy research and 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. From June 2013 to January 2018, Carel worked as General Manager Cleaner Mobility at SANEDI. Currently Carel is giving back via consulting.