Friday, May 27, 2016

Steve [N7GWG] -- Franklin High School's 2016 Hall of Fame Honoree (May 26, 2016)

STEVE LOUGH, '62 is one of our FHS 2016 honorees!

A tireless advocate for electric cars, Steve got interested in electronics at Franklin when his teacher Victor McClellan got all of his student ham radio licenses.

With the gas crisis of 1979 he brought electric cars to his family-owned car dealership in Seattle.

He soon joined and then became president of the Seattle EV Association (SEVA) with the goal to 'Educate, Demonstrate, and Proliferate' the use of EVs through rallies, contests, car shows, and public speaking.

He never wavered from that passion and has been recognized by Mayor Greg Nickels, Governor Jay Inslee and King County Executive Ron Sims.

He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Electric Auto Association in 2013.

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 05/27/2016 08:30PT