At CURRENT EV, we’re passionate about Electric Vehicles. They’re fun to drive and cost less than gas-burning cars. They’re much better for the environment; they substantially reduce noise pollution and decrease global warming emissions.
Unfortunately, many car dealers would rather steer you away from them, and they can be confusing to buy or lease.
So we started CURRENT EV, a concierge car buying and leasing service focused entirely on helping you chose the best EV, Plug-In Hybrid or Hybrid. We understand EVs and have helped hundreds of people just like you decide which EV is right for their budget and lifestyle. We can save you time, money and a ton of hassles by doing all the work for you and we’re with you every step of the way.
We look forward to hearing from you!
CURRENT EV's Founder and CEO is an Emmy Award Winning TV Producer/Director, a Green Technology entrepreneur and an electric vehicle, solar power and charger expert. His house is 100% solar-powered.
David became an early Los Angeles Westside adopter of both EVs and solar power. He has owned one of the first Nissan Leafs sold in the United States as well as a Chevy Volt, a BMW i3, a Toyota Prius, an Audi A3 e-Tron and a Mercedes B250e. His home is powered entirely by solar power; his monthly bill from LADWP often shows a negative balance. He charges his electric vehicles with a charger installed in his garage. The solar panels on the roof of his home provide all the energy he needs to power his residence and his EVs.
Through the extensive contacts he has established with Los Angeles automobile dealerships, and via his relationships with various organizations like Plug-In America and Alt Car Expo, David has become an expert on finding the best deals for electric vehicles, chargers and solar power. He has personally assisted many EV purchasers through the process of test driving the vehicles they're considering, helping them negotiate their deal and aiding them with important after-details such as filing for rebates and tax credits and obtaining HOV stickers.
David's career spans more than 30 years supplying media product to the TV networks, cable channels and movie studios. He worked for NBC News and several independent companies before starting his own production companies in 1990. ABC, CBS, Fox and PBS were all recipients of David's award-winning work. He is additionally a principal founder in a film and video clip distribution company.
David was also the principal founder and Chairman of the Board of New West Charter School, one of the most prestigious and successful charter schools in Los Angeles. Starting from scratch with nothing more than a concept and a passion to create one of the best public schools possible, David gathered together an esteemed group of educators and parents to accomplish what many said couldn't be done. 12 years later, New West is academically rated the Number One Charter School in LA; a stunning success story. David brings the same management skills and tenacity for creating something spectacular to CURRENT EV.
CURRENT EV's VP of Sales was one of the leading Nissan Leaf salesman in the USA for four years running. He has sold hundreds of EVs to satisfied customers. Paul has worked for Solar City, is a Co-founder of Plug-In America and a former President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California.
Paul is one of America's most recognized spokespersons for electric vehicles and solar power. He owned an original 2002 Toyota Rav 4 EV for over 8 years and drove the car 91,000 miles, charging it with electricity from his solar panel array. A Solar City consultant, he recently retired as the Leaf Specialist at Nissan of Downtown LA.
A lifelong environmentalist and top national LEAF salesman, Paul has worked tirelessly to promote EV adoption, charging infrastructure and renewable energy. 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. "Paul is one of the most dedicated activists and educators for both electric cars and solar," says Chris Paine, director of "Who Killed The lectric Car" and "Revenge of the Electric Car."
After Nissan introduced the LEAF, Paul had the opportunity to visit the factory in Japan and have lunch with Carlos Ghosn. The event changed his life, inspiring him to walk into the Nissan dealer in Santa Monica and get hired to specialize in selling the LEAF, telling the manager that he planned to make the dealership the national LEAF sales leader. When that dealership closed, Paul moved to Downtown Nissan and continued his epic sales campaign, becoming one of the top Leaf salesmen in the world.
Paul organizes EV ride-and-drives at large local corporations and he trained the Downtown Nissan dealership staff about the environmental, economic and national security benefits of EVs. He has assisted hundreds of Westside residents with buying their 1st electric vehicle and charger, and getting their solar power installed.
CURRENT EV's Chief Marketing Officer attended the Chicago Art Institute, the University of Illinois, and UCLA. A photographer, fine artist and graphic designer in Los Angeles for 40 years, he drives a Tesla Model S.
John is a well-known Los Angeles graphic designer who has created branding, CD packaging, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns for some of the world's most successful recording artists. His clients have included: Madonna, Shakira, Elton John, Enrique Iglesias, Josh Groban, Paula Abdul, Cher, Janet and Michael Jackson, Steve Winwood, Wynonna, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.
During the 20 years between 1984 and 2004, the advertising campaigns and souvenir apparel John designed for his client's international tours produced $1.5 billion dollars in ticket revenues and ancillary merchandise sales: a world record for a single designer creating advertising and marketing strategies for performing artists. John created the logo for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and for 8 years designed the invitations for the EJAF Academy Awards Party. EJAF has raised over $200M for HIV-related programs. John also designed the USA For Africa / We Are The World album, which raised over $60M for African Hunger Relief programs.
John's corporate design clients have included AMC Theatres, ChevronTexaco, MGM Grand Airlines, the Hotel Bel Air, Black Entertainment Television, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and The Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Four years ago, John's friend David Eagle drove up to John’s house in a blue Nissan Leaf, one of the first sold in the USA. Fascinated with the car, John leased one from Paul Scott, the legendary Leaf salesman at Downtown Nissan. It was the start of John's love affair with electric vehicles and the EV Evolution / Revolution. David asked John to design a logo for his new startup company; an online concierge service devoted to helping customers purchase and lease EVs. While advising David about marketing, advertising and website designs, John decided to not only become CURRENT EV's Chief Marketing Officer, but to invest in the company as well. He is the designer of CURRENT EV’s website.