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Electric Freight Consortium

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Electric Freight Consortium (EFC) is a forum for collaboration between the Electrification Coalition (EC) and private-sector partners (shippers, carriers, retailers, and EV supply chain companies) that facilitates peer-to-peer collaboration on strategies and actions that will accelerate freight electrification at scale. The EFC serves as an exclusive space for partners while leveraging the EC’s direct experience in policy action and real-world EV deployment. 

EFC Partners

Consortium Goals

The EFC brings together leaders in the freight sector to pursue the following goals:

  • Develop policy priorities and activate policy advocacy to address challenges, overcome barriers, and accelerate freight electrification at scale.
  • Identify common barriers that shippers and carriers face and discover new solutions to catalyze market expansion. Identify and work to support expanded funding and financing opportunities that can help fleets reduce freight electrification costs and pursue deployment projects.
  • Share lessons learned from freight electrification pilots and proof-of-concept projects and aggregate them to develop and establish best practices and guidance resources.
  • Facilitate relationships and collaboration among industry leaders implementing freight electrification.

The Case for Electrification

America’s overwhelming reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation has created substantial energy security and economic vulnerabilities. Petroleum-fueled vehicles are also major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants that threaten public health, particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities.   

A growing number of freight applications are realizing lower total cost of ownership by using EVs instead of the conventional diesel counterparts. Additional benefits of the electrification of freight operations include reduction in dependency on oil, lower and more predictable fuel costs, mitigation of harmful tailpipe emissions, and improvements in air quality in historically disadvantaged communities. 

Why Freight is Needed

Structure of the Electric Freight Consortium

The EFC will be following the Chatham House Rule in order to increase the openness of discussion. Under Chatham House Rule, all members are free to use information learned from EFC meetings but are not allowed to disclose who made any particular comment. Additional core components of the EFC structure include: 

  • Quarterly meetings with all EFC members to share challenges, best practices, and lessons learned. Meeting dates are TBD.  
  • Monthly working group meetings to foster a highly focused approach to specialized topics. Topics include Public Utilities, Technology Developments, as well as topics developed based on member interests.  
  • Quarterly and monthly working group meetings are invite only.  

Terms of Membership

The EFC will have no cost of membership and no membership forms to allow for a simple and straightforward application process for members. Additionally, there is no requirement for senior management 

The Electric Freight Consortium is seeking private sector partners such as shippers, carriers, retailers, and EV and electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers. Click the link below to schedule a meeting to discuss your organization’s partnership with the EFC. 

The Electric Freight Consortium is seeking private sector partners such as shippers, carriers, retailers, and EV and electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers. Click the link below to schedule a meeting to discuss your organization’s partnership with the EFC.

How to Join Us

The Electric Freight Consortium is seeking private sector partners such as shippers, carriers, retailers, and EV and electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers. Email Steve King for more information or to inquire about joining the EFC. 

Download a PDF factsheet about the EFC. 

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.