First VW e-Golf Heads to Auction Block

First VW e-Golf Heads to Auction Block

Looking to get your hands on a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf? Are you always an early-adopter? Well, VW is auctioning off the first of these all-electric cars in the U.S. and proceeds from the sale will help an environmental charity.

Not only will the winner be able to drive green but they’ll also benefit an outfit called Global Green USA, a national environmental non-profit organization that works in a variety of different ways to make the world a better place. Some of its signature programs include helping rebuild cities affected by climate change, places like New Orleans, Louisiana and parts of both New York and New Jersey.

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The 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf is a pure-electric hatchback that produces ZERO tailpipe emissions. It features a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor that delivers a maximum of 115 hp. But don’t let that modest figure fool you, the torque it produces is impressive, measuring 199 lb-ft.

The e-Golf is set to go on sale in the U.S. this November. Base price is around $35,445 for a nicely equipped SEL Premium model. But if you want to park one in your driveway sooner than next month you can place a bid. They’ll accept offers until 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on October 29.

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