Webinar: Rural Communities and EVs, Feb. 3, 2022

An electric public transit bus in rural Colorado.
Courtesy of Proterra

Partners and stakeholders from rural communities across the country joined the Electrification Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation on Feb. 3, 2022, for a discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric vehicles and opportunities for deployment.

Electric vehicles 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.

The event included remarks from

  • Robert Hyman, Transportation Policy Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, U.S. DOT
  • Katherine Stainken, Sr. Policy Director, Electrification Coalition
  • Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County, Colo.
  • Matt Nelson, Director of Government Affairs, Electrify America.

Resources From the Webinar

An EV charger in a rural mountain community in the winter.
A Rivian electric truck crossing a stream
Courtesy of Rivian

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.