ABOUT US

The Electric Vehicle Council is the national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia. As the market is emerging in Australia, our work is particularly aimed at increasing certainty for investment through policy, knowledge sharing and education.

OUR MISSION

Accelerate the electrification of road transport

Through our efforts, the transition to electric vehicles and its benefits have become a household discussion in Australia and the issue sits squarely on the agenda of every government across the country.

With an entrepreneurial domestic sector, Australia stands to become a global powerhouse in the electric vehicle industry. 

Our Team

Samantha Johnson

Chief Executive Officer
Marker#1
Sydney, NSW

Jake Whitehead

Chief Scientist
Marker#1
Brisbane, QLD

Ross De Rango

Head of Energy and Infrastructure
Marker#1
Melbourne, VIC

Aman Gaur

Head of Legal, Policy and Advocacy
Marker#1
Melbourne, VIC

Natalie Thompson

Senior Manager – Policy
Marker#1
Sydney, NSW

Bailey Sievewright

Operations Officer
Marker#1
Mildura, VIC

Umair Afzal

Programs and Insights Officer
Marker#1
Melbourne, VIC

Michael Shaughnessy

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Officer
Marker#1
Melbourne, VIC

Mark Stephens

Electric Vehicle Data Analyst
Marker#1
Melbourne, VIC

Our Team

Behyad Jafari
CEO
Ross De Rango
Head of Energy and Infrastructure
Jake Whitehead
Head of Policy
Natalie Thompson
Senior Manager - Policy
Umair Afzal
Programs and Insights Officer
Bailey Sievewright
Technical Administrator & Communications Officer
Annika Ernest
Policy Intern

Our Board of Directors

Picture of the planet

The Electric Vehicle Council has endorsed the Global MOU on Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles.

We support an accelerating path to 100% zero-emission bus and truck sales by 2040 to help create greater awareness of and movement toward addressing the climate crisis through transport.

Arrow-up