Stan Cross

Electric Transportation Policy Director
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Stan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2019. Stan leads electric transportation policy and utility reform efforts across the Southeast. Previously, Stan led and co-founded Brightfield Transportation Solutions—an Asheville start-up that designs and deploys solar-integrated electric vehicle charging stations. Stan also served as a transportation electrification consultant for the Cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, NC and the Energy Foundation. 

Stan’s decade of experience in the electric transportation trenches demonstrates that the development of innovative and supportive state, municipal and utility policies is central to unlocking the electric transportation market. Stan’s leadership has been recognized by the US D.O.E. Clean Cities Partner Award and the NC Sustainable Energy Association Clean Energy Business Community Initiative Award. He is a founding member of the Clean Vehicles Coalition and Plug-In NC Steering Committee where he serves as Policy Chair. Stan also serves on the policy committees of Drive Electric Florida and Drive Electric Tennessee. 

Prior to his work with transportation electrification, Stan led Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center and was recognized as NC’s Environmental Educator of the Year. Stan received a BA in Psychology from Skidmore College and his Masters of Arts and Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a concentration in climate change and creative writing.  



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Transportation Electrification in Florida: Opportunities are Bright, Could Be Brighter

Florida is #2 in the nation in electric vehicle (EV) sales, but near the bottom in government and utility investment. The state also lags other states in EV charger deployment. Utility engagement…


Transitioning to Electric Transportation will Spur Economic Development in the Southeast

A new brief, "Transportation Electrification in the Southeast", shows that while the region is benefiting greatly from electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing job creation and economic investment, the region is not yet maximizing…


North Carolina Joins the Largest-Ever State Partnership to Slash Vehicle Pollution

This week, fifteen states plus DC have committed to achieving 100% tailpipe pollution-free electric trucks and buses by 2050. These states account for 35% of the nations' medium and heavy-duty fleets, making…

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