Rural communities, especially in the Southeast, can be at the forefront of the EV transition, but not without intentional leadership. It takes coordination, planning, and problem solving outside of traditional operational silos, but the benefits can be significant.
Electrification Coalition: EPA’s 2023 Clean School Bus Rebates Will Protect Children’s Health, Strengthen National Security
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the second rebate funding opportunity through its multi-year Clean School Bus (CSB) Program. The EPA will award up to $500 million in rebate funding under the 2023 program with the potential to adjust it based on demand and other factors.
Please join the Electrification Coalition and World Resources Institute for a roundtable discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric school buses and Michigan’s window of opportunity to accelerate deployment. The event will feature remarks from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, among others.
On Monday, March 27, join the Electrification Coalition and partners for Electric Vehicle (EV) Education Day at the Courtyard at the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee. The event will provide an opportunity to inform lawmakers about the industry’s growth and encourage the policies needed to continue Florida’s EV leadership. There will also be an EV […]
The Electrification Coalition is hosting a virtual Indiana Transportation Electrification Bootcamp on Friday, April 14. This event will bring together stakeholders from across the transportation electrification space.
The Electrification Coalition and our partners are hosting an EV Education Day at the Georgia state capitol on Tuesday, March 7. The event will include a vehicle display starting at 10 a.m. and a press conference at noon on Liberty Plaza. Meet with or send a message to your representative!
On February 28, the EC convened local and state leaders for a roundtable discussion on vehicle electrification in rural Florida.
Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer presented her $79 billion budget proposal to the state legislature. The proposal included significant investments in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, infrastructure, and manufacturing, as well as plans to convert government and school bus fleets to electric.
“As the president stated in last night’s remarks, the administration has taken significant steps toward a transportation future that is domestically powered and stably priced and offers family-sustaining jobs for all Americans. We are seeing unprecedented momentum for the transition to electric vehicles, and the related investments from the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provide the down payment needed to end our dependence on oil and achieve economic prosperity. Now it is time to, in the president’s words, ‘finish the job’ and implement the crucial transportation electrification investments established through recent legislation and actions.”
On December 14, the Electrification Coalition hosted “Big Rigs and Bites,” a reception and panel in Amelia Island, Florida, held in advance of the 2022 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit. The event focused on the policy opportunities for electrifying medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses. Attendees enjoyed networking and refreshments in addition to the panel discussion.
The Electrification Coalition’s Local Government Playbook contains recommendations for how counties, cities, and towns can leverage federal investments in electric vehicle infrastructure.
North Carolina Governor Speaks at Electrification Coalition’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle State Policy Bootcamp
On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper gave keynote remarks at the Electrification Coalition’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) State Policy Bootcamp and Showcase. The event, which took place at the McKimmon Center at NC State in Raleigh, featured panels on the wide-ranging benefits of MHD electric vehicles (EVs) and the policy opportunities to advance their deployment in North Carolina.
Join the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy for a walk-through of the latest version of the Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification (DRVE Tool), a powerful analysis tool that brings deep analysis to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle electrification.
The Electrification Coalition is hosting a policy bootcamp on the wide-ranging benefits of medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles.
On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced a new executive order directing the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to begin the rulemaking process for the Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which will gradually increase the availability of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in the state.
The IRA, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the CHIPS Act covered many energy, transportation, infrastructure, and supply chain challenges. Throughout this legislative session, our staff helped advance and shape these critical policies to reduce our dependence on oil while accelerating the shift towards electrified transportation built in the U.S. and allied countries.
Today, under Electrification Coalition (EC) leadership, a report was released by Atlas Public Policy that investigates giving consumers the freedom to buy electric vehicles (EVs) – an opportunity to accelerate the adoption of EVs by lifting the current prohibition that prevents manufacturers in many states from selling EVs directly to the consumer.
Please join World Resources Institute and the Electrification Coalition for a roundtable discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric school buses and Illinois’ opportunities to accelerate their deployment.
Amid unprecedented momentum surrounding electric vehicles (EVs), the Electrification Coalition (EC) is welcoming new team members and promoting employees. These exciting staffing developments will help the EC expand its state EV policy work and strengthen its deployment programs, including freight electrification.
Electrification Coalition Applauds Indiana for Submitting NEVI Plan to Build EV Charging Infrastructure
The Electrification Coalition (EC) commends the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) for publishing the Indiana Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan.
August 18 at 2 PM ET, the Electrification Coalition is hosting the third in a series of webinars about charging infrastructure. The event, Our Compliments: Complementing NEVI with State and Local Policy, will detail how bold and rigorous local policy can maximize the current NEVI funding opportunity
Electrification Coalition Applauds Georgia for Submitting NEVI Plan to Build EV Charging Infrastructure
The Electrification Coalition (EC) applauds the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for submitting its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) state plan.
Electrification Coalition Applauds Illinois for Submitting NEVI Plan to Build EV Charging Infrastructure
The Electrification Coalition (EC) applauds the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for submitting its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) state plan to the federal Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.
Electrification Coalition Applauds North Carolina for Submitting NEVI Plan to Build EV Charging Infrastructure
The Electrification Coalition (EC) applauds the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for publishing the North Carolina Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development Plan.
On July 21, the Electrification Coalition hosted the second in a series of webinars about charging infrastructure. The event, titled What’s Next for NEVI?, featured a panel of policy, advocacy, and industry experts who shared their feedback about the draft minimum standards and shared tips for engaging in the comment period.
The Electrification Coalition applauds Ohio for submitting its NEVI state plan, committing to building a statewide EV charging network
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to deploy a nationwide electric vehicle (EV) charging network, the Ohio Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan will guide the administration of federal funds allocated to Ohio to build EV charging infrastructure along its alternative fuel corridors and accelerate Ohio’s electric mobility future.
On June 16, the Electrification Coalition hosted the first in a series of webinars about charging infrastructure. The event, titled “Technology, Power, & Station Design,” featured a panel of charging infrastructure providers and energy experts, who talked about best practices in this space.
SAFE and the Electrification Coalition hosted a webinar on the benefits of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology and related policy recommendations to accelerate adoption. The event coincided with the launch of a new report that details the policies needed to advance V2G technology at the federal, state, and regional levels to enhance energy security and resilience.
SAFE and the EC Release Report Containing Policy Recommendations to Advance Adoption of Vehicle-to-Grid Technology
New policies are required to facilitate the widespread and rapid adoption of V2G technology, so that U.S. communities can access its benefits. The report highlights key federal, regional, and state policy recommendations for deploying V2G technology at scale.
The Electrification Coalition applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House on the release of new draft rules to guide the installation of a nationwide electric vehicle charging network.