Electrification Coalition: EPA Emission Standards Ensure U.S. Leadership in Global Shift to Electric Transportation

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

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency is releasing today a proposed rule that updates vehicle emissions standards, which will steer the nation to instead adopt cleaner vehicles like electric vehicles, greatly accelerating the electrification of our nation’s transportation systems.

In response, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka released the following statement:

“The U.S. is creating aligned policies to ensure we are leaders in the global race to electrification. Electrification of transportation will reduce our dependence on oil, reduce emissions, and drive economic opportunity—all critical to protecting our economic and national security.

“While the timeline is ambitious and might be a challenge for some in the automotive sector, we must urgently develop robust, secure supply chains with our allies and establish U.S.-based manufacturing to electrify our cars, trucks and buses. This move, along with the policies and programs created by the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides important clarity and is another mechanism that will stimulate state and local policies and private sector investments to accelerate electrification.

“The time is now to ensure our electric transportation future. This is our EV moment.”


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.