Breakout Session

Vehicle Emissions – What are the Policy Makers Doing to Help?

Australia is failing to cut vehicle emissions!

Modelling produced by climate scientist Bill Hare for the Australian Conservation Foundation shows emissions from transport are climbing fast and are projected to be 82% higher in 2030 than they were in 1990.

Despite this, the Government had not made a decision on “how or when” standards to cut carbon pollution from vehicles might be implemented. We cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that transport accounts for 18% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it the
second largest source.

Whilst there is a lack of clear direction by the federal government, industry and state governments are getting on with the heavy lifting. This session will review Government’s policy decisions on vehicle emissions and focus on the positive actions
of industry and various state governments.

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Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Jon Faine, former radio presenter who hosted the morning program on ABC Radio Melbourne.

Speaker 1: 
Behyad Jafari

CEO, Electric Vehicle Council 

As the CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council, Behyad represents companies from across Australian industry, working with governments to accelerate the electrification of road transport, for a more sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Behyad’s experience across a range of industries and advising government Ministers provides him with a unique outlook on opportunities for Australian policy and industry development.

As a strategic thinker in disruptive industries, Behyad is a respected voice in the Australian political, corporate and media landscape.

Speaker 2: 
Scott Nargar
Senior Manager of Future Mobility & Government Relations, Hyundai Motor Company Australia 

Scott has over two decades of experience in the motor industry in technical, media, product planning and technology advocacy roles. At NRMA Scott worked in vehicle inspection, judging and writing on Australia’s Best Cars Awards and as a member of the Technical Working Group with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). 

For the last 10 years Scott has been working for Hyundai Motor Company Australia in senior technical management, product planning, environment and Government engagement policy roles. Scott leads the company’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle project and future mobility programs. Scott was the co-founder of the Australian Hydrogen Council and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors. 

As a passionate proponent of vehicle safety, renewable transport and autonomous vehicle technology, Scott has engaged with many levels of Federal and State Government, as well as policy and academic experts and key industry partners around the world. 


Speaker 3: 
Dan Hilson 
Founder and CEO, Evenergi 

With over 15 years of experience delivering state significant energy and mobility projects, Daniel is now leading the way to transport electrification as Founder and CEO of Evenergi. Operating in Australia, Europe and Singapore, Evenergi is a technology enabled zero-emissions consultancy.  

Helping fleets, automotive companies, government agencies and energy companies seize the opportunities of an eMobility future, Daniel sets strategic direction, is lead consultant on major projects and works as an advocate for zero-emissions transport. He holds a MComm and MEnv Sci and is a frequent speaker on eMobility and energy markets, providing trusted thought leadership for the industry. Daniel is a trusted advisor to state and federal governments and fleet managers around Australia. 


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