Final Barriers in EV Fleet and Consumer Adoption: the Freedom to Buy

On October 26, 2022, our panel of experts discussed the freedom to buy electric vehicles and what can be done to remedy the issue of barriers to consumers and fleet operators from buying and/or servicing electric vehicles directly from manufacturers. 


  • Daniel Crane, Univ. of Michigan Law School
  • James Di Filippo, Atlas Public Policy
  • Will Drier, Electrification Coalition
  • Logan Kolas, Buckeye Institute
  • Suzanne Merkelson, Arrival
  • Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition
  • Lori Weigel, New Bridge Strategies

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.