In 1988, Carel joined the National Energy Council (NEC) (a governmental energy forum) to research alternative transport energy. This led to the start of an programme evaluating electric vehicle technologies and its application in South Africa. When the NEC closed their doors in 1992, Carel continued his career at Eskom where he directed the Electric Transport Programme – converting 12 different types of vehicles to electric propulsion – one a game viewing vehicle used in the Kruger National Park. This Initiative ended in 2002 when the oil prices fell to $12 a barrel. In 2013 Carel joined SANEDI as General Manager of the Cleaner Mobility Programme. Today Carel is consulting, still following his passion: electric vehicles and solar energy.