Adopt a Charger

Accelerating the adoption of plug-in vehicles via fee-free electric chargers

Who We Are

Kitty Adams

kitty adamsExecutive Director

Kitty Adams has a strong background in Sales and Marketing, and is the Sales Manager of Plug In America’s Annual Consumer Guide.  She was an original owner of a Toyota RAV4 EV, and is featured in the book “2 Cents per Mile”.  Her other areas of interest are non-violent communication and humanistic education.

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Paul Scott

President

Paul Scott, a lifelong environmental advocate, co-founded Plug In America (PIA) in 2005 to galvanize support and advocate for the manufacture of Electric Vehicles and plug-in hybrids that reduce America’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. As one of the leading nonprofit organization’s most visible leaders, he is regularly interviewed by global media and consults with auto industry officials, consumers and local, state and federal policymakers to advance clean-car technology. He is a regularly featured speaker at national conventions, universities, schools and elsewhere.

Paul helped create DontCrush.com, PIA’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 has been filmed and consulted for the follow up, “Revenge of the Electric Car” (slated for a 2011 release).

Paul works professionally for Santa Monica Nissan as an EV Specialist selling the new LEAF EV. He also works as a consultant for SolarCity, the nation’s leading residential solar installation firm. He owns a 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV and a 2011 Nissan LEAF, which he drives on sunshine generated by the photovoltaic panels on his roof in Santa Monica. Paul is President of the Electric Vehicle Assn. of Southern California and a founding board member of Plug In America.


Marc Geller

Vice President

Marc Geller is an advocate and writer in the area of public and corporate policy related to electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and related source energy. He is on the board of directors of the Electric Auto Association and co-founded the association’s San Francisco chapter.
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Craig Childers

Craig has worked as an Air Resources Engineer in the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Implementation Section at the California Air Resources Board since 1999.

He is responsible for technical issues regarding zero emissions vehicles and for “ZEV enabling” advanced technology vehicles including hybrid electric vehicles.  In 2003, Craig developed the AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial (Credit) Zero Emission Vehicle) category within the California ZEV regulation.   Most hybrids sold in California are now certified to meet this stringent AT-PZEV standard.  Craig has been part of the team revising and enforcing the California Zero Emissions Vehicle regulation since 1999, and is presently developing the new “Transitional” ZEV category requirements.

Prior to joining CARB, Craig was an electric vehicle engineer and project manager with the electric transportation dept. at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

Craig earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.


Tom Dowling

tom dowling

Tom is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and volunteers as the Charging Infrastructure Manager for the Electric Auto Association.

Tom Dowling is a native San Franciscan with a life-long interest in streetcars and trolleybuses. That interest developed into an interest in personal electric vehicles. Tom and spouse Vera moved to the Sacramento area, and in 1998 leased their first EV, an EV1, and later a second EV1. They have owned an S10 electric, a Ranger EV, two RAV4 EVs, and now a LEAF and a Volt. Tom has maintained and published a database of EV charging stations since back in the early days. That database is the foundation for commercial EV charging station databases today.