Our Story

Our Story

The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that develops and implements a broad set of strategies to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles to overcome the economic, public health, and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. Our strategies include policy development, advocacy campaigns, consumer education, fleet electrification, cultivation of bipartisan support, support for charging infrastructure planning, EV supply chain development, and coalition building.

We’re working to electrify the way we move through projects and programs like the Electric Freight Consortium, American Cities Climate Challenge, State EV Policy Accelerator, Electrification Coalition Business Council, and Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative.


The United States is the world’s largest consumer of crude oil and petroleum, accounting for nearly 20% of daily global oil demand, 66% of which is consumed by the transportation sector. The transportation sector’s heavy reliance on oil makes it the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and a major threat to public health. Because oil markets are manipulated by OPEC and state-owned oil companies, our oil dependence is also a significant economic and national security risk.
The vulnerability of global oil supply lines and infrastructure has saddled the United States with the burden of securing the world’s oil supply. American diplomacy is distorted by the need to minimize disruptions to the flow of oil. Too often, oil dependence requires us to accommodate hostile governments that share neither our interests nor our values, putting the United States and our allies at risk. Our dependence also creates substantial economic risks. Nearly every American recession over the past four decades was preceded by or occurred concurrently with an oil price spike

The Electrification Solution

Electric mobility is the best alternative for reducing U.S. oil dependence. The electric power sector is a scalable source of energy with an existing infrastructure. The fuels used to generate electricity are diverse and domestic, and electricity prices exhibit long-term stability. Electricity is ubiquitous, and the electricity grid is growing progressively cleaner and less carbon intensive. The U.S. power sector has substantial spare capacity that can be used to power EVs.

Electric vehicles are cheaper, cleaner, and more efficient than vehicles with internal combustion engines. EVs are quieter, and they have instant torque, so they accelerate more quickly. EVs offer the opportunity to synergize transportation with the electric power sector. They will act as distributed storage devices for electricity, enabling consumers to get more out of renewable energy sources, and providing a buffer against fluctuating electricity demand and production.

In recent years, Congress has made serious investments in transportation electrification with the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (2021) and the Inflation Reduction Act (2022).  The Electrification Coalition (EC) has advocated for many of the key measures included in the laws for over a decade. Altogether, this is a major win for consumers and businesses, but there are challenges on the road ahead. The EC is working tirelessly to help its partners overcome those barriers and to access and implement new federal funding for individual EV purchases and charging infrastructure deployment. 

An electric car at a charging station

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.