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Illinois EV Policy Overview

Illinois has already taken important steps toward an electrified transportation future, with actions by the state government, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, including utilities and EV companies. Illinois’ future prosperity will be shaped by its ability to keep pace in adopting and guiding this transformation. 

Learn more about the policies, strategies, and partners can help the Prairie State accelerate electrification in our Illinois EV Policy Overview. This document reflects input from a wide range of on-the-ground stakeholders and builds upon the insights of previous roadmaps and guidance documents, including those developed by the EC. It reviews transportation’s current impacts to public health, safety, and the economy, and it identifies a set of high-impact areas of engagement. 

Illinois Policy Priorities & Areas of Engagement

  • Medium- and heavy-duty electrification  
  • Electric school bus funding 
  • Clean fuel standard  
  • Optimizing federal funding opportunities  
  • Lawmaker and stakeholder education  
  • NEVI plan implementation  
  • Education and outreach on EV policy opportunities to policymakers in rural and low-income communities 

Illinois Electric School Bus Roundtable

In August 2022, the EC brought together nearly 200 electric vehicle policymakers, industry experts, school decision-makers, and clean bus advocates for a day-long discussion about how to accelerate the adoption of electric school buses in Illinois. 

In 2023, the EC will host additional Illinois-specific webinars and stakeholder engagement sessions. Subscribe below and follow the EC on social media to be the first to know about these events!

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.