Britta Gross is the Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) mobility practice area, focused on the market-driven strategies and technologies 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 commercialization of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Britta is also currently a Commissioner for the Orlando Utility Commission, Orlando’s electric and water utility.
Britta began her career with Hughes Space & Communications in Los Angeles, leading Mission Design and Systems Engineering teams developing communication and weather satellite programs, then spent the 90’s bringing aerospace program management practices into the automotive industry, leading a joint project in Germany that involved Hughes, GM, and Opel vehicle design engineers.
She has an Electrical Engineering degree from LSU and studied language arts at the University of Wurzburg in Germany. She holds and has held numerous board seats, including MobilityData, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) and the Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE), and served as a Governor appointee on both the Massachusetts Zero Emission Vehicle Commission and the Maryland Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Commission. Ms. Gross has received numerous industry awards including Automotive News’ “Electrifying 100”, the GreenBiz “Verge 25” award, has testified to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and speaks regularly to national audiences on topics related to alternative fuels in transportation.