Paul Scott, a lifelong environmental advocate, co-founded Plug In America in 2005 to galvanize support and advocate for the manufacture of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids that reduce America’s dependence on petroleum, boost America's economy, and improve the global environment. Paul helped create DontCrush.com, Plug In America’s predecessor, a grassroots group that single-handedly prevented some 1,000 production EVs from being destroyed by the auto companies that manufactured them. His work with both groups has included campaign strategy, research, planning and execution. He is among the key figures featured in “Who Killed the Electric Car?” the 2006 documentary distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, and consulted for the follow up, "Revenge of the Electric Car."
Prior to Paul's recent retirement, he worked for Nissan as an EV specialist selling the new LEAF EV. He also worked as an independent consultant for SolarCity, the nation's leading clean energy company. Paul owned a 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV for eight years and leased a Nissan LEAF for five years, both of which which he drove on sunshine generated by the photovoltaic panels on his home. He now rides a Zero electric motorcycle. Scott is former president of the Electric Vehicle Assn. of Southern California and a founding board member of Plug In America.