The Electrification Coalition conducts policy work in Pennsylvania to advance the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and the development of charging infrastructure.
Pennsylvania has taken important steps toward an electrified transportation future. This includes actions by the state government, local governments, and private sector, including utilities and EV-related companies, in partnership with non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.
Learn more about the policies, strategies, and partners that can help Pennsylvania accelerate electrification in our Pennsylvania state policy factsheet below. 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 on public health, safety, and the economy. It also identifies a set of high-impact areas of engagement.
The EC strongly encourages Pennsylvania to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule, which will reduce costs of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by requiring manufacturers to increase production volumes and model availability. The ACT rule will also drive innovation and investment in clean transportation manufacturing and infrastructure deployment and make the state an even more desirable target location for federal clean energy investments.
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Outdated laws in Pennsylvania are standing in the way of consumers and businesses’ freedom to buy the vehicles of their choice. These restrictions on car and truck buyers are obstructing economic growth and blocking Pennsylvanians’ access to the latest automotive technologies. Pennsylvania’s leaders need to update these laws so that consumers don’t face unnecessary obstacles when purchasing a vehicle.
Check out our Freedom to Buy Vehicles in Pennsylvania page for more information on the subject.
On June 20, 2023, the Electrification Coalition hosted the Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) EV Bootcamp and Showcase. We heard from many enthusiastic and dedicated individuals from across the MHD electric vehicle supply chain, including key business partners, state and federal agencies, utilities, local school districts, and advocate organizations. The day was filled with possibilities for future collaboration to successfully drive forward the MHD EV sector in the Commonwealth. Visit the event webpage for a full list of speakers, slides, event photos, and key takeaways.
In August 2020, the EC brought together 120 electric vehicle policymakers, industry experts, and advocates for a day-long discussion about how to accelerate EV policy in Pennsylvania. See a full list of speakers, slides, and a recording of the event.
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.