First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Heads to Auction | Edmunds

First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Heads to Auction


Just the Facts:
  • The first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, the brand's first all-electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S., will be auctioned to benefit Global Green USA.
  • The e-Golf arrives at dealerships in November.
  • Bids will be accepted at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf until 3:30 p.m. ET on October 29.

HERNDON, Virginia The first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, the brand's first all-electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S., will be auctioned to benefit Global Green USA, the automaker said on Monday.

The e-Golf arrives at VW dealerships in November. It will be available at participating dealerships in so-called "ZEV" states, including California, New York, Oregon and Vermont. ZEV stands for "zero-emissions vehicle."

Bids will be accepted at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf until 3:30 p.m. ET on October 29.

"The auction is now live for the public to support an important cause and to be the first proud new owner of the brand's first electric vehicle in the U.S.," said Michael Horn, Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO, in a statement.

As of early Tuesday morning, bidding stood at $33,500. The e-Golf starts at $36,265, including an $820 destination charge.

Global Green is a national environment non-profit.

The e-Golf competes with the Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500e.

Automakers seem eager to launch their alternative-fuel vehicles in unusual ways, ranging from auctions to raffles. Toyota is raffling off a hydrogen-powered Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle to California residents.

Edmunds says: A fun way for car shoppers to go green and support a good cause.

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