Background and challenge

The Victorian Government requested that Infrastructure Victoria provide advice on the infrastructure required to implement automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria. At the Victorian Government’s request, Infrastructure Victoria undertook a comprehensive analysis, engaging with industry and drawing on other countries’ experiences to develop its advice.

As part of the broader work program, Infrastructure Victoria engaged L.E.K. Consulting (in conjunction with Arup) to review the regulations and technical standards relating to automated and zero emissions vehicles technologies around the world to identify what infrastructure may be required.

Approach and recommendations

L.E.K. conducted an international scan of approximately 15 international markets, which were identified as leaders in the implementation and regulation of automated and zero emissions vehicles technologies.

We delivered a final report to Infrastructure Victoria that:

  • Established a fact base about the infrastructure requirements for the implementation of automated and zero emissions vehicles technologies
  • Identified a number of lessons learned from overseas experience
  • Set out the implications for Victoria

Results

On 6 August 2018, Infrastructure Victoria published the evidence base that will inform its advice to the Victorian Government. Our report was made public as part of this process and we presented our technical findings at a stakeholder information session on 16 August 2018.

This project demonstrates L.E.K.’s expertise in developing insights that support long-term policy planning, especially in emerging transport technology.


Recommended Reading: Infrastructure Victoria - AZ/ZEV International Scan