History Shows a Bumpy Road for Zero-Emission Vehicles; Advocates are Here to Smooth It Out

By EC Policy Intern Zane DeVitre-Shalauta Last year, electric vehicles (EVs) hit the technology “tipping point.” Market-wide adoption of EVs reached 5%, a generally accepted milestone indicating that the technology has left its early stages. The automobile itself followed this trajectory, replacing the horse and buggy near the end of the 19th century. EVs are the […]

Electrification Coalition: Governor’s Signature on Budget Bill Underscores Michigan’s EV Commitments 

Contact: Brianna Baker, Electrification Coalitionbbaker@electrification.org, (202) 599-8922 Lansing, Mich.—Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a $57.4 billion omnibus budget bill that includes new investments in the state’s electric vehicle (EV) future. The budget supports the transition of state fleets to EVs, expanded charging networks, and critical minerals recycling for EV manufacturing supply chains. These EV […]

October 4—Southeastern Rural Transportation Electrification Roundtable

Join local and state leaders for a roundtable discussion on vehicle electrification in the rural southeast. The rapid growth in electric vehicles (EVs) today is part of a fundamental shift in transportation. All Americans and communities can benefit from the lower operating costs and increased economic development opportunities. Implementing charging infrastructure will also require a […]

Driving the Discussion: Social Media as a Tool for EV Adoption

By EC Communications Intern Amara Alexander With the rising fuel costs and the desire to combat climate change, the electric vehicle (EV) moment is now. In the last few years, a wave of automakers—including Ford, General Motors, and Volkswagen—have introduced new EVs or have begun switching to EV production. The idea of switching from gas-powered […]

Electrification Coalition: Governor DeSantis Vetoes Total Cost of Ownership Bill, Costing Florida Taxpayers $277 Million  

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371 TALLAHASSEE—Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 284, a bipartisan bill that would have required the state to conduct a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to guide its purchase of fleet vehicles. TCO analyses have demonstrated success in helping communities save thousands of dollars.    In […]

October 24-26—VERGE 23

Please join us at VERGE 23 — the leading climate tech event accelerating solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. It is the center of gravity for the climate community — leaders from business, government, solution providers, and startups — working together to address the climate crisis across the six key programs that comprise the event: […]

August 10—Electrify 23

Join us on August 10 at Electrify 23 — a free online, collaborative experience that deepens connections between leaders decarbonizing and electrifying fleets. Interact with the transportation electrification community through exclusive small-group discussions, live broadcasts from innovative facilities and case study sessions that get you up to speed on emerging trends and best practices.  Register and Learn […]

Utilizing Utilities: Partners and Policies to Accelerate Adoption

This June 15 webinar focused on partnerships that propel efficient electrification. We were joined by partners at utilities and co-ops to learn best practices to champion the EV transition. This webinar was the third in the EC’s 2023 Charging Forward webinar series. Recordings of the 2022 webinar series can be found here. Webinar speakers: William […]

Wisconsin EV State Policy Bootcamp

Our Wisconsin EV State Policy Bootcamp covered the wide-ranging benefits of electric vehicles, from individual vehicles to school and transit buses to fleets. We also discussed the importance of electrifying vehicles in Wisconsin and the state policy opportunities for accelerating their deployment. Speakers from the public sector and industry provided overviews the state of the market […]

Pennsylvania Medium- & Heavy-Duty EV Bootcamp and Showcase

On June 20, the Electrification Coalition hosted the Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Bootcamp and Showcase. This in-person event provided attendees with the latest information on the deployment of electric trucks and buses in the Keystone State.

The Trail Forward: Electrifying the National Park System

By EC Policy Manager Emma Heins The Electrification Coalition (EC) aims to achieve mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) to protect U.S. national security and reduce dependence on oil in the transportation sector. The EV transition will also reduce carbon emissions, protecting America’s greatest natural treasures—our national parks and public lands—from the impacts of climate […]

Opportunities for EVs in National Parks as Grand as the Grand Canyon

Elevated engagement and prioritization from the public and private sectors around transportation electrification will ensure the protection of America’s natural treasures from the impacts of climate change, as electric vehicles (EVs) produce zero tailpipe emissions. The EC sees an immense opportunity with national parks to electrify the park fleets and shuttle buses and to install […]

Georgia Rural Roundtable

Previous Next On May 24, the Electrification Coalition and local and state leaders convened in Tifton, GA for a roundtable discussion on vehicle electrification in rural Georgia. Workshop attendees learned about the opportunities and challenges associated with the once-in-a-generation investment in electric transportation in Georgia and how rural communities can benefit and create a stronger and […]

Forth Roadmap Conference

EC partner Forth hosted Forth Roadmap, the nation’s premier electric transportation conference from May 15-17, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, leaders convened to transform how people and goods move.  The conference brought industry and community leaders together in a highly interactive format to network, forge partnerships, deepen relationships, explore emerging trends, share best […]

North Carolina Rural Roundtable

Previous Next On May 5, the Electrification Coalition and local and state leaders convened for a roundtable discussion on vehicle electrification in rural North Carolina to offer insights into the best practices, funding opportunities, and community needs to ensure the greatest influence on electric transportation.  Here are some of the key takeaways from the discussion: Grid […]

Rural EV Charging: Road Trip Reflections

By EC Director of Technical Services Matt Stephens-Rich With the heightened focus on rural EV charging networks following the announcement of the $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) grant program, we would like to share this timely piece written by EC Director of Technical Services Matt Stephens-Rich about a road trip in his 2015 […]

Guest Post: How the EPA Can Future-Proof Innovation for School Bus Electrification 

By Panasonic NextLab Head of Strategy Courtney Ehrlichman  At Panasonic Smart Mobility Office (SMO), our focus on the electric fleet market is centered on solutions that will drive inefficiencies out of the market and reduce emissions quickly. One fleet segment in particular is poised to take off in the next few years thanks to the […]

CFI Application Toolkit

EC VP of Policy Katherine Stainken with secretaries Buttigieg and Granholm at the CFI program announcement The Electrification Coalition (EC) is ready to help you tackle your application for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. Funding is allocated between two buckets of funding – a Community Program and a Corridor Program. The CFI […]

Charging Forward: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant 101 Webinar

The Electrification Coalition and our partner Forth hosted an educational Charging And Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant 101 Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, April 5. This event was open to anybody who wished to learn about the program.  Thank you to all who joined the webinar! We enjoyed learning more about the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant program and […]

15th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum​

Global geopolitical tensions, the pressure to decarbonize, and the critical need for energy independence have thrust clean energy to the top of the regional agenda. The time for talk and targets has passed. how do we translate this new urgency into progress and projects? Ultimately, how do we get the clean energy transition over the […]