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VW Auctions Off First US e-Golf For $41,400 — Money Headed For Global Green Charity

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.

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The e-Golf Chris tested out right after it hit US shores — we were lucky enough to have first dibs on test driving the thing.

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:

A Tale of Two Golfs: 2015 VW e-Golf First Drive

Solar Powered Volkswagen e-Golf Lands On US Shores

Volkswagen Using William Shatner & Spock To Promote New e-Golf & XL1

Image Credit: Volkswagen

 
 
 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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