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—a 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 developing 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. Stan currently serves in a leadership capacity to the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative, Georgia’s Electric Mobility Innovation Alliance, Drive Electric Florida, Plug In North Carolina, South Carolina’s Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative, 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 2007 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 concentrations in climate change and creative writing.

Stan's Recent Posts


Believe the Hype: The Electric Vehicle Tipping Point is Now

During the third quarter of 2022, EV market share hit several key milestones. Today, 14% of vehicle buyers are definitely buying an EV for their next car, with 22% seriously considering it.


North Carolina Moves to Electrify Trucks and Buses, Gaining Economic and Environmental Advantages

Governor Cooper's executive order accelerates the transition of medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses from dirty diesel to zero-tailpipe emissions.


As EVs Become More Mainstream in NC, Equal Access is Critical

This article was co-authored by Stan Cross, SACE Electric Transportation Policy Director, and Dr. Shelley Francis, Co-Founder and Director of EVHybridNoire, the nation's largest network of diverse electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts.…

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