Freedom to Buy: Opening the Market for Electric Vehicle Sales in NC

Join the Electrification Coalition on September 12 at 10 a.m. ET to learn about the benefits of giving consumers and businesses the freedom to buy, and how policy changes will accelerate EV adoption in NC. The past year has increased consumer and business appetite for electric vehicles like never before. With the increase in gas prices, ever-increasing awareness of the savings of EVs and benefits, and new federal funding to build out charging infrastructure and purchase EVs – both for consumers and fleets – EV adoption in NC should be certain. However, there still remain barriers to greater EV adoption that is specific to North Carolina: the prohibition for manufacturers to sell EVs directly to consumers and businesses.                                                                                                           

Speakers include:

  • Anne Blair, EC (Moderator)
  • James Di Filippo, Atlas Public Policy
  • Lori Weigel, New Bridge Strategies
  • Suzanne Merkelson, Arrival

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.