Electrification Coalition: White House Support for Electric Freight is Critical to Ending Oil Dependency

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the Biden-Harris administration announced $1.5 billion in federal funding to support the transition to electric freight vehicles and a national goal of a zero-emissions freight sector. These investments include a $1 billion funding opportunity for the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program for cities, states, and Tribes to replace heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission models, $150 million in the first round of awards as part of the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Grant Program, and $72 million to establish the SuperTruck: Charged program.

Electrification Coalition Vice President of Policy Anne Blair is attending today’s White House Roundtable on Zero-Emission Freight Infrastructure and released the following statement:

“Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles account for approximately 6% of vehicles on the road, but 26% of the transportation sector’s petroleum consumption. Because global oil markets are controlled by bad actors that do not share our American democratic values and are highly volatile, transitioning to freight vehicles powered by domestic and diversely sourced electricity will boost national and economic security.

“The Electrification Coalition applauds the Biden-Harris administration for these significant investments in electrifying our nation’s freight sector. These actions, along with the leadership of our industry partners and state and local actions, will reduce oil consumption, improve public health, particularly in underserved communities, and create thousands of good American jobs.

“We are excited to see diesel big rigs replaced by clean, quiet electric trucks on America’s highways. The future of freight is electric!”

The Electrification Coalition (EC) has been leading the charge in freight electrification, creating the Electric Freight Consortium, a forum for collaboration among private-sector partners, including shippers, carriers, retailers, and EV supply chain companies. The EC also recently launched the Port Electrification Network to convene port authorities, vehicle and equipment manufacturers, shippers and carriers, logistics providers, utilities, and real estate providers.


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.