Passed Wisconsin Senate Bills Will Allow for EV Charging Expansion Across the State

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition, (202) 461-2371

MADISON—Today, the Wisconsin Senate passed Senate Bills 791 and 792, establishing a standard for Wisconsin to allow private entities to own and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and charge customers by the amount of electricity used, rather than the charging time. The passing of these bills will allow the state to utilize the $78 million awarded to implement its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan, bringing fast, reliable charging across Wisconsin.

In response, EC Policy Manager Emma Heins released the following statement:

“Expanding Wisconsin’s EV charging infrastructure is critical to ensuring that Wisconsinites can shift away from the negative impacts that oil has on our economic and national security. By passing Senate Bills 791 and 792, the State can leverage federal dollars and other private sector investments to implement its NEVI plan, a crucial step towards accelerating EV adoption.

“We applaud both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature for their commitment to bipartisan cooperation throughout this legislative session to move these bills through. Their collaboration will ensure that Wisconsin has the tools necessary to drive its transportation sector forward.

“This is another opportunity to spur economic growth in the manufacturing and energy sectors, especially in rural and disadvantaged communities that are too often left behind in periods of technological development.”


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.

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.