A Ballard man is hoping to shape the future of electric vehicles and energy consumption in a big way and is about to launch his new electric car line.
Steve Leighty is President and founder of Ecocruise, an electric car company based out of Ballard. Leighty started a similar vehicle design company, Kasea Motorsports, in 1989. The company designed ATVs, motorcycles and scooters that were competitive in the industry for over 25 years. His office was based in Seattle.
From his experience with ATV’s, Leighty realized he wanted to make “cleaner” and more sustainable vehicles. He also saw a window emerging in the electric car industry, a new market for smaller electric vehicles.More ›