Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

14 May 2020 11:00am


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How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?
Are electric vehicles better for the environment?
Is it possible to electrify larger vehicles?

Ever wondered how far you can drive in an electric vehicle?

Watch 'The Electric Vehicle Future has Arrived' Webinar

Join us to answer all of your questions about the rapidly electrifying transport sector, while we tour a range of different electric vehicles at UQ St Lucia, including the new Tesla Model 3.

This webinar was hosted by Dr Jake Whitehead, the Tritium E-Mobility Fellow from the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation & Research Fellow from the School of Civil Engineering.

Dr Whitehead gives a tour of his own Tesla Model 3, along with a range of other EVs currently in UQ’s vehicle fleet, to demonstrate the exciting features of this innovative technology, while outlining what it might mean for your next vehicle purchase.

About Dr Jake Whitehead

Jake holds two PhDs in Transport Science and Transport Engineering, a Licentiate in Transport Engineering, in addition to a Master and Bachelor of Civil Engineering. His research career has focussed on analysing the impact of government policies on, and consumer preferences towards, novel transport technologies, including shared, automated and electric vehicles. Jake works closely with many Australian Governments to provide advice on sustainable transport policies.

In his current role at the Dow Centre as the inaugural Tritium e-Mobility Research Fellow, Jake is leading research into how novel transport technologies, such as electric vehicles, could support the development low carbon energy systems through the use of smart charging technologies. His research in this field is being extended with industry partners through an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship.

Jake is also supporting the trialling of innovative transport subscription schemes, including mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), to support the broader uptake of e-mobility technologies across the transportation sector, while exploring how alternative pricing models could be used to support a sustainable, fair and equitable transport systems in the future.


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