Experts Make Case for Electric Trucks and Buses in Virginia

The Electrification Coalition hosted a policy bootcamp on Dec. 9, 2021, on the opportunities for widespread deployment of electric trucks and buses throughout Virginia. Presenters provided insights on national security benefits, emissions reductions, cost savings, vehicle technology and availability, policy opportunities, funding sources, and technical resources. View the agenda.

The VNR Electric Class 8 truck from Volvo
Volvo's VNR Electric Class 8 truck is manufactured in Virginia.


  • Gen. Charles F. Wald, former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command
  • Congressman Don Beyer
  • Delegate David Reid, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Chris Bast, Chief Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Da’Quan Marcell Love, Executive Director, Virginia Conference, NAACP
  • Aravind Kailas, Ph.D., Advanced Technology Policy Director, Volvo Group
  • Maurice A. Henderson II, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Kyle Winslow, Legislative Affairs Lead, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Representatives from several nonprofit organizations, state agencies and EV manufacturers

Video Recording

Presentation Slides

View the slide decks from the presentations.

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.