Handberg's electric move

Involved in raising legal bus weights, a former Vic transport manager develops electric vehicle technology

Handberg's electric move
Handberg’s electric move

April 22, 2013

A leading force behind the raising of permissible weight carried by Victoria’s buses to 18 tonnes, former Victorian Transport senior manager Kristian Handberg has moved to a commercial role in electric vehicle technology.

During his time with the Victorian Government, he held a leading role in administering the street trials of hybrid bus technology in collaboration with a consortium of Melbourne bus operators, including the Grenda Corporation.

Handberg has now been appointed as Principal Consultant with DiUS Computing, continuing to take to market ‘grid-friendly’ ChargeIQ electric vehicle charging technology.

Having spent the past three years developing ChargeIQ, the Australian technology firm DiUS is now looking to team-up with heavy hitters in the market to take its innovation to the rest of the world.

As part of the newly created role, Handberg will help DiUS Computing commercialise the technology and facilitate investment from partners in the energy and electric vehicle industries or new entrants into these markets.

Handberg says ChargeIQ is ready to be tailored to the needs of a commercial partner such as an electricity utility, electric vehicle manufacturer or electric vehicle charging system supplier.

"We're already in discussions with a number of potential partners who can see the market-leading smart energy innovation embodied in ChargeIQ," he says.

"For these partners ChargeIQ can be a key enabler for their business or an extension of their smart energy portfolio."

DiUS Computing co-founder and director Clency Coutet says Handberg’s expertise in the field will assist DiUS Computing in achieving their goals for ChargeIQ.

"Mr Handberg brings with him an impressive track record in the EV market as well as a background in engineering, which will significantly contribute to DiUS Computing’s strategic goals to take ChargeIQ forward," Coutet says.

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