The Electrification Coalition conducts policy work in Virginia to advance the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and development of charging infrastructure.
Virginia has taken steps to support an electrified transportation future, with coordinated action by the state government, local governments, the private sector, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. Key policy opportunities in the next couple of years include decisions in utility rate cases that impact EVs, decisions on additional allocations of the $90 million awarded to Virginia in VW Settlement funds, and legislative decisions on incentives and building codes.
Learn more about the policies, strategies, and partners can help Virginia accelerate electrification in our Virginia EV Policy Landscape. 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.
The United States is the world’s largest consumer of petroleum, accounting for one-fifth of global daily supply. Oil accounts for over 90% of energy use in the U.S. transportation sector. This overwhelming dependence on oil threatens public health, energy security, our economy, and our climate.
In December 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed onto a multi-state agreement to accelerate the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, pledging that at least 30 percent of all new trucks and buses sold in the commonwealth will be zero-emission vehicles by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. Virginia and 16 other states and the District of Columbia are signatories on the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding.
Northam made the announcement via pre-recorded video at a virtual event hosted by the Electrification Coalition, convening stakeholders from across Virginia for in-depth discussions on the deployment and adoption of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles throughout the commonwealth.
This event, held in December 2021, covered the wide-ranging benefits of electric medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) electric vehicles, from refuse trucks and delivery vans to school and transit buses. Presenters discussed policy opportunities for accelerating their deployment in Virginia. Speakers from the public sector and industry shared insights on the state of the market, technology, fleet transitions. View the speaker list, agenda, and webinar recording.
We brought together a robust group of EV policymakers, industry experts, and advocates in September 2020 for a day-long intensive discussion about how to accelerate EV adoption in Virginia.
The Virginia EV Policy Bootcamp included keynote addresses and presentations from the following speakers:
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.