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

Contact: Brianna Baker, Electrification Coalition
bbaker@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 investments build off the Clean School Bus program included in the state’s recently passed K-12 budget, which allocates $125 million for school districts to modernize their bus fleets by transitioning to clean school buses, the vast majority of which are expected to be electric. 

In response to Governor Whitmer signing the budget into law, the Electrification Coalition’s (EC) Director of Campaigns Aaron Viles released the following statement: 

“It’s clear our transportation future is electric. By signing the omnibus budget into law, alongside the K-12 state budget signed earlier this month, Michigan lawmakers are driving the Auto State forward with cleaner transportation options and jobs for Michiganders. We encourage lawmakers to build upon these efforts and support all consumers considering the shift to EVs through smart policies like a Clean Fuel Standard and EV sales and use tax exemptions. With this, Michigan will play a significant role in reducing the U.S.’s dependence on oil and thus strengthening our national security. Thank you to the governor’s leadership and every lawmaker who worked hard to make these important investments happen.” 


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health, and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org 

Amy Malaki

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.