5/20/20: EV Leasing – A Solution for Public Agencies to Save Money

Guest Speakers: National Cooperative Leasing & the City of Des Moines 5/20/20 With the impact of COVID-19, cities and public agencies are looking for new ways to electrify their fleets. The Electrification Coalition’s Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative and the City of Des Moines, IA, joined for a webinar to learn how to save money by leasing electric vehicles for your fleet. Brian Bennett, the fleet manager for Des Moines, discussed his experiences and the City’s decision-making process to lease EVs. EC Technical Lead of Fleet Electrification Jared Walker speaks. Through one of its vendors, National Cooperative Leasing, the Collaborative has created a public agency leasing program to help reduce the upfront capital costs of electric vehicles.  Leasing will be especially beneficial in the coming months as budgets are cut and cities face potential economic hardships. Electric vehicles have a lower total cost of ownership than traditional gas vehicles, and the Electrification Coalition can help fleets calculate the economic benefits of EVs.

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the head of policy and sustainability 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.