Our Story

Our Story

The Electrification Coalition develops and implements a broad set of strategies to facilitate widespread adoption of electric vehicles. These strategies include policy development, advocacy campaigns, consumer education, fleet electrification, cultivation of bipartisan support, community electrification planning, EV supply chain development, and coalition building.

We’re working to electrify the way we move through projects and programs like the American Cities Climate Challenge, State EV Policy Accelerator, Electrification Coalition Business Council, Freight Electrification Project, and Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative.

THE OIL CHALLENGE

The United States is the world’s largest consumer of crude oil and petroleum, accounting for nearly 20% of daily global oil demand, 66% of which is consumed by the transportation sector. The transportation sector’s heavy reliance on oil makes it the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and a major threat to public health. Because oil markets are manipulated by OPEC and state-owned oil companies, our oil dependence is also a significant economic and national security risk.
The vulnerability of global oil supply lines and infrastructure has saddled the United States with the burden of securing the world’s oil supply. American diplomacy is distorted by the need to minimize disruptions to the flow of oil. Too often, oil dependence requires us to accommodate hostile governments that share neither our interests nor our values, putting the United States and our allies at risk. Our dependence also creates substantial economic risks. Nearly every American recession over the past four decades was preceded by or occurred concurrently with an oil price spike
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The Electrification Solution

Electric mobility is the best alternative for reducing U.S. oil dependence. The electric power sector is a scalable source of energy with an existing infrastructure. The fuels used to generate electricity are diverse and domestic, and electricity prices exhibit long-term stability. Electricity is ubiquitous, and the electricity grid is growing progressively cleaner and less carbon intensive. The U.S. power sector has substantial spare capacity that can be used to power EVs.
Electric vehicles are cheaper, cleaner, and more efficient than vehicles with internal combustion engines. EVs are quieter, and they have instant torque, so they accelerate more quickly. EVs offer the opportunity to synergize transportation with the electric power sector. They will act as distributed storage devices for electricity, enabling consumers to get more out of renewable energy sources, and providing a buffer against fluctuating electricity demand and production.
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