Rural Communities and Electric Vehicles

On February 3, 2022, partners and stakeholders from rural communities across the country joined the Electrification Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) for a discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of EVs and opportunities for deployment. EVs offer many benefits for rural communities, including economic development opportunities, financial savings for consumers and fleets, reduced emissions, and freedom from volatile global oil markets. EV technology has improved dramatically in recent years, resulting in new vehicles that can meet the needs of rural drivers. As our transportation system undergoes this transformation, rural communities need to be equipped with the facts, resources, and tools for success.

Download the slide presentation (pdf) to access the resources shared during the webinar. Additional resources can be found EVs in Rural Communities: Moving beyond the urban setting to advance transportation electrification,” a guidebook from the Electrification Coalition and “Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure,” a guide from U.S. DOT

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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.