Britta Gross is the Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at General Motors, responsible for identifying energy strategies, partnerships, and policies required to enable the commercialization of GM’s alternative fuel technology programs, including plug-in battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Britta spent 12 years as an aerospace engineer with Hughes Space & Communications in Los Angeles, leading Mission Design and Systems Engineering teams developing communication and weather satellite programs. She then brought aerospace program management practices into the automotive industry, leading a joint project in Germany that involved Hughes, GM, and Opel vehicle design engineers. Since 2002, Ms. Gross has been leading energy, infrastructure and commercialization efforts for GM’s electrified vehicle programs.
Ms. Gross has an Electrical Engineering degree from LSU in Baton Rouge and studied language arts at the University of Wurzburg in Germany. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), Clean Fuels Michigan, and the Alliance for Transportation Electrification. Britta also serves as a Governor appointee on both the Massachusetts Zero Emission Vehicle Commission and the Maryland Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Commission. In addition, she is a Commissioner for the Orlando Utility Commission, Orlando’s electric and water utility. Ms. Gross has received numerous industry awards including Automotive News’ “Electrifying 100”, the 2013 GreenBiz “Verge 25” award, and a USCAR Special Recognition Award, and speaks regularly to national audiences on topics related to alternative fuels in transportation.