Richard D. “Buzz” Smith is a board member and Director of Dealer Outreach with the Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance (TxETRA.org). He is known as “The EV-angelist.” He spends his time spreading the “good news” of electric vehicles, via public speaking, his YouTube channel and website: www.TheEV-angelist.com. In 2012, Buzz’s life was changed by a car accident. His car was totaled. Gasoline was expensive, so he leased a Chevy Volt. His wife got one 60 says later. He loved electric driving so much, he started a blog called, “My Electric Vehicle Journey.” A year later, his dealership hired him as a salesperson, focusing on plug-in vehicles. Over his six year auto sales career, Buzz was awarded with GM’s “Mark of Excellence” every year and was the #1 plug-in vehicle salesperson for the entire state of Texas, with 35% of his sales comprised of plug-in vehicles.