For years, Paul Scott has been promoting electric vehicles (EVs) as a co-founder of Plug-In America, but he'll soon be promoting one EV a bit more than others in his new job as a Nissan Leaf salesman. Yes, after a private lunch with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in June and discussions with his local Nissan dealership (Santa Monica Nissan) through the summer, Paul will soon be the go-to guy for anyone who is interested in buying a Leaf in the area. It's sort of poetic that, after years trying to convince legislators and the public to back EVs, Paul can now literally sell them one (he will also keep selling solar PV systems from SolarCity). On his blog, Paul wrote:
I came to the conclusion that I wanted to personally help Nissan get the car into driver's hands. One by one, I want to replace those filthy internal combustion engines using 60% foreign oil, with clean, powerful motors using domestically-produced, renewable kWh generated from sunlight and wind. ... I intend to be the number one Leaf salesman in the world. When you are ready for yours, look me up.
CalCars founder Felix Kramer offered his congratulations:
Kudos to you, Paul: You're turning that oft-criticized occupation, 'salesman" into a badge of honor. When you have great products, you can help people understand and buy them. My Leaf will come in Northern California, or I'd be at your desk tomorrow. I'll send everyone I know around LA to you.
Everyone's happy for Paul, and with good reason. But Nissan got a pretty good deal here, too, don't you think? See what we mean in these stories about him in the ABG archives.

[Source: EVs and Energy]


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