The disruption of transport with electric vehicles (EV) and autonomous vehicles will reshape cities, industries and expose investors to both risks and opportunities, according to a panel at Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) annual conference.
The panel at RIAA’s 2017 Sydney conference examined trends in the transport sector, including EV, autonomous vehicles and the advent of Transport as a Service (TaaS) and how they roll out across an economy. Behyad Jafari, CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council noted that it will take both private investment and government policy to facilitate Australia’s transition. Jafari pointed out that Australia is in a prime position to take advantage of the global transition, given the educated, tech-savvy profile of Australia, and the amount of capital available for investment.
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