VW auctions off first e-Golf for US market

October 13, 2014
Volkswagen has teamed with Global Green USA to auction off its the first e-Golf for the US market.

The auction will allow the winning bidder to be the first owner of VW’s first all-electric model before it arrives in showrooms later in the year. All proceeds will go to the environmental-focused non profit group, the US branch of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Green Cross International.

“We’re excited to mark the launch of our first all-electric car with an auction that raises funds and awareness for Global Green USA’s groundbreaking work to bring smart, sustainable solutions to communities nationwide,” said VW Group of America CEO Michael Horn.

The e-Golf features a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor with 115 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. The cat is capable of driving between 70 and 90 miles, with a limited top speed of 87 mph.

Auction bids will be accepted at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf until October 29.

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