Volkswagen just auctioned off for $41,400 (about $6,000 over MSRP) what is now the first e-Golf EV to be sold in the US as part of a recent charity fundraiser.
The money raised by the auction is to be awarded to the environmental nonprofit Global Green USA — an advocacy group for action on climate change. The auction for the new e-Golf EV (a white one, apparently) was won by a Bruce Oberg of the Northwestern state of Oregon.
General sales of the VW e-Golf EV are set to begin later this month in select markets — the states (and district) of New York, Oregon, California, Maine, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The starting price for the EV is $35,445.
In a recent press statement from VW, Oberg (a longtime EV user) was quoted as saying that he was “pleased to support Global Green USA’s work to build a more sustainable future.”
“I love driving EVs. I have enjoyed owning Volkswagens all my life, and I can’t wait to experience the e-Golf for myself.”
Volkswagen’s new e-Golf — which possesses a range of about 80 miles on a full-charge, and a 116 miles per gallon-equivalent rating — is a part of the company’s redesigned seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf range.
Those interested in learning more of the Volkswagen e-Golf EV are encouraged to check out some of our previous coverage:
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