Over the past 10 years, early adopters of electric vehicles (EVs) have propelled the private EV market, which today counts about 1.6 million EVs on US roads. While we still have a long way to go with respect to passenger vehicle electrification, our efforts have to expand to include…
Britta Gross is managing director of RMI’s Carbon Free Mobility Global Program. This practice is focused on the market-driven strategies, technologies, and policies required to accelerate towards carbon-free mobility solutions.
Ms. Gross was formerly the director of advanced vehicle commercialization at General Motors, responsible for the energy strategies, partnerships, and policies required to enable the wide-scale commercialization of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Britta is also currently a commissioner for the Orlando Utility Commission, Orlando, Florida’s electric and water utility. Before transitioning into the automotive industry, Britta began her career with Hughes Space & Communications in Los Angeles, leading mission design and systems engineering teams developing communication and weather satellite programs.
Britta has held numerous board seats, including on the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), MobilityData, Plug in America, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE). She served as a governor appointee on both the Massachusetts Zero Emission Vehicle Commission and the Maryland Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Commission. In 2018, Ms. Gross testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the state of vehicle electrification in the United States, the barriers in the market, and the opportunities to accelerate the transition through effective policy, education, and infrastructure.
Ms. Gross has an electrical engineering degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and studied language arts at the University of Wurzburg in Germany. Britta has received numerous industry awards including Automotive News’ Electrifying 100 and the GreenBiz “Verge 25” award. She speaks regularly to national audiences on topics related to alternative fuels in transportation.