A Monumental year for electrification
We invite you to look back on our work during a monumental year in EVs. Here are some of the highlights.
We organized, attended, and/or spoke at 61 public events online and in person
Over 450,000 vehicles have been assessed for electrification in 2022 through the EC’s DRVE tool
We helped pass more than $100 billion in federal investment for EVs, more than 30x previous federal funding levels
92% of EV renters through our Drive Electric Orlando program have either purchased an EV after renting one or planned to purchase an EV within the next five years.
2022 has been a year for the EV history books, one in which the Electrification Coalition (EC) worked tirelessly to unite the industry, policymakers, and advocates through an aggressive mixture of policy, programs, and unique collaborations. For the first time on record, new electric vehicle (EV) sales account for 6% of the total U.S. market, up from just 2.2% in 2019. New model releases took the auto industry by storm, appealing to entirely new market segments. EVs now account for 20% of new vehicle sales in California; 14.5% in the District of Columbia, for which the EC recently wrote the Transportation Electrification Roadmap; and 9.9% in Nevada, one of our policy priority states (Atlas Public Policy, September 2022).
Amid these successes, ongoing challenges remain, including the war in Ukraine, economic instability, and climate impacts. Our mission remains stronger than ever—by ending our dependence on oil, we will enhance energy security, propel economic growth, and reduce carbon emissions. We continue to work toward these goals, and we are dedicated to building secure, sustainable, and ethical supply chains for EV batteries with our sister organization, SAFE.
For the first time, Congress has seriously invested in the only long-term solution with the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Fundamentally altering our transportation system requires an exceedingly careful and thorough planning process, which the EC has been tirelessly working toward for over a decade.
In addition, the EC has long lent our technical support to fleets, assisting local governments and private entities in their transition to EVs. In 2022, our team used that expertise to write the Transportation Electrification Roadmaps for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our work also extends to medium- and heavy-duty EVs, with more than 20 business partners joining our new Electric Freight Consortium (EFC), which launched in 2022.
We were honored to host the EVs, Batteries, and Charging Infrastructure Business Forum Room at this year’s Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) in Pittsburgh. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, the GCEAF convened energy ministers from governments worldwide. The EC organized panels on topics from EV supply chains to charging infrastructure, demonstrating our thought leadership while elevating our partners’ and facilitating the discussions that will guide the impending EV revolution.
With an award-winning, hard-working team that has grown exponentially, we have built bipartisan coalitions and advocated for EV-friendly legislation. We have also launched tactical and effective programming like our DRVE Tool, which assessed nearly 450,000 fleet vehicles for electrification in 2022, and our Drive Electric Orlando program, which led to 92% of participating renters at Orlando’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car expressing serious consideration in purchasing an EV. We have shifted the narrative around electrification and reached broad and diverse audiences demonstrating EVs’ economic and national security benefits. The bipartisan support for the massive investment in EV charging infrastructure in all 50 states has shown that our unique message will lead to a fully electric transportation sector.
2023 has the potential to be a critical year for electrification, and through the generous support of our funders and partners the EC is poised to build on this year’s success to meet this important EV moment. Although the momentum grew in 2022, there is still a long road ahead and significant challenges to achieving an electrified transportation sector. The EC will need to continue growing to amplify our efforts as we seek to facilitate this critically important change.
We invite you to look back on our work during a monumental year in EVs.
Robbie Diamond, founder and CEO, and
Ben Prochazka, executive director
Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.