EV Leasing – A Solution for Public Agencies to Save Money

On May 20, 2020, the Electrification Coalition’s Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative hosted a webinar with the City of Des Moines, discussing a solution for public agencies to save money. With the impact of COVID-19, cities and public agencies are looking for new ways to electrify their fleets. 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 offered support in calculating the total cost of ownership and emphasized the relevance of leasing in times of budget cuts and potential economic hardships for cities.


  • Brian Bennett, Fleet Manager, City of Des Moines
  • Jared Walker, Technical Lead of Fleet Electrification, Electrification Coalition
  • Matt Geiselhart, Account Executive, NCL Government Capital

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.