Electrification Coalition Applauds Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan

Electrification Coalition Applauds Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan



April 24, 2020

Contact: Ben Prochazka | 303.717.3657 | bprochazka@electrificationcoalition.org


Statement of Ben Prochazka, National Director of the Electrification Coalition

Electrifying our transportation network will help reduce the economic, public health, and national security threats posed by oil’s monopoly on our transportation sector and yesterday’s actions by the Polis administration will bring us one step closer to that future.

The Electrification Coalition has been engaged for many years in support of Colorado’s leadership on electric vehicle adoption — from the early days of installing the first DC fast charger in the Southwest, to creating the nation’s first EV accelerator model community with Loveland and Fort Collins – Drive Electric Northern Colorado. We now see another example of Colorado’s innovative leadership.                                                                   

The EC applauds Governor Polis for committing to speed the shift to EVs with the Colorado Energy Office’s EV 2020 plan. The plan establishes steps that will put nearly 1 million light-duty EVs on the road by 2030, prioritizes EVs for state fleets, and helps create a transition for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and transit buses – significantly reducing the economic, public health and national security impacts of our oil dependency and setting an example for other states to follow.


To read the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan, click here


The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to combat economic, environmental and national security dangers caused by our dependence on oil.

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.