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


Report Shows in the Southeast, Electric Vehicles are Economic Development Engines

Our fourth annual "Transportation Electrification in the Southeast" report unpacks market trends and policy levers underpinning growth in electric car, truck and bus adoption, including skyrocketing investments in manufacturing and job growth.


Electric Van, Truck, and Bus Markets are Revving Up, Part 2

Electric medium and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers are gearing up to meet growing demand from fleet managers looking for cleaner and lower-cost options.


The Slow and Fast Charging Balancing Act

With the attention on federal and state efforts to deploy fast electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure along the nation's highways, we also need reliable access to good 'ole slow charging where we…

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