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AddNew Toyota Mirai videos continue questionable hydrogen claims

Ad Says H2 Car Has 'Smaller Carbon Footprint' Than EVs

"Toyota engineers were simultaneously working on a brand new technology that met all the driver's needs with an even smaller carbon footprint."

AddAfter Obama fundraiser fall-out, Paul Scott will use refund to buy EV gifts

It was clear early on that the story of Paul Scott spending a lot of his retirement savings to try and speak to President Obama at a private fundraiser was going to be a contentious topic. After a big public outcry and a rejection from the Democratic National Committee, Scott took a step back to figure out his options. He has now told Plug In Cars that the $32,400 he was originally going to spend on two minutes with the President will now be used to buy two used electric vehicle for his family.

AddEV advocate Paul Scott off Obama guest list following public outcry *UPDATE

People like to criticize US politics. People like to speak poorly about President Barack Obama. There are a lot of electric vehicle haters out there. Put those three issues into the Internet blender and it's no surprise when they blow up. That's what happened with the recent story about long-time EV advocate Paul Scott spending $32,400 of his retirement savings to attend an Obama fundraiser and thereby get a chance to talk to the President about the benefits of electric vehicles.

AddMan spends retirement savings to speak with Obama about EVs

To show their plug-in passion, some people spend upwards of $30,000 on an electric car. Others – well, one, that we know of – will spend that much just to tell the leader of the free world how cool EVs are, in 180 seconds or less.

AddNissan Leaf master seller Paul Scott predicts record sales month [w/video]

Our friend Paul Scott knows a thing or two about electric vehicles (EVs), having been involved with Plug In America for years. These days, he's a Nissan Leaf salesman and his top technique is to, as he puts it, put butts in seats. Once people drive an EV, they often walk away with a better understanding of the potential change that EVs offer. Since he's one of the top EV salespeople in the US – he works for Nissan of Downtown LA – we asked how things have been going recently. The sho

AddPutting Honda's plug-in vehicle play into perspective

The other day, Honda's chief executive officer, Takanobu Ito, said that:

AddPlug In America releases first of seven electric vehicle PSAs, Fabio's star turn is yet to come

Plug In America's electric vehicle PSAs – Click above to watch videoes after the jump

AddPlug In America turns five: Paul Scott looks back and ahead

Plug In America has played a serious role in the re-emergence of the electric vehicle over the past – um, how long now? oh, yeah – five years. To celebrate, the "motley crew" of activists who were fed up with putting gasoline into their cars is holding a fifth anniversary party this coming weekend in Los Angeles (details here). We look forward to seeing the group's "Gas Vs. Electric" videos that will be unveiled there.

AddElectric vehicle advocate Paul Scott "intends to be the number one Leaf salesman in the world"

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 convi

AddLong-time electric vehicle drivers get a crack at the i-MiEV

When you've been driving an all-electric car for years, is it still exciting when a new one pulls up in the driveway? For long-time Plug In America supporters Zan and Paul Scott, the answer is an easy "yes." The plug-in pair recently got the chance to spend some time with Mitsubishi's i-MiEV, and their history with other electric vehicles (EVs) gives them a special ability to put the i-MiEV's pros and cons in context. You can read Paul's and Zan's thoughts about the vehicle by clicking on their

AddA bit of extra solar energy on the solstice

Most everyone in the plug-in vehicle movement knows about Paul and Zan Scott. Leaders of Plug In America, they have been tireless advocates for electric drive vehicles (especially for pairing them with solar panels) for years. But yesterday they shared a bit about why they work so tirelessly to push for EVs.

AddStudies Say: a wrap up from the green car front: "Internalize the Externalities," more

This is a particularly busy time for studies trying to understand the impact of green vehicles. Here's a quick round-up:

AddThe economics of electric vehicles and end-of-life battery use

2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res gallery

AddHydrogen advocate responds to DOE funding cut

GM HydroGen4 fuel cell Equinox - Click above for gallery

AddOh, if only the beautiful FCX Clarity came with a plug

Click above for a gallery of the FCX Clarity

AddPlug-in America applies for a spot in Obama's inaugural parade

One of America's most vocal plug-in vehicle advocacy groups, Plug In America, wants to march for Obama. According to PIA's Paul Scott, the group has applied for a space in the Presidential Inaugural Parade this coming January in Washington, DC. PIA won't just be walking behind a RAV4 EV and tossing out candy. No, the plan is to participate with "the world's speediest and most sophisticated electric vehicles before the millions who will be watching coverage of this momentous event. Imagine a phal

AddWhat's the most obvious question to ask about the new Chevy Volt? Plug-in America's Paul Scott knows

Our readers are thankfully not being shy with their views and opinions on the new Chevy Volt. While the free-for-all is taking place in the comments on various parts of the site, AutoblogGreen is also hearing from a few professionals in the green car world on GM's plug-in hybrid. This morning we heard from Chris Paine, director of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" Now Paul Scott, of Plug-In America, a PHEV advocacy group, has let us know what he thinks of the Volt, and why GM needs to answer one im

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