Volkswagen Auctions First e-Golf Before Official Sale in November
The first electric Volkswagen e-Golf is going to be auctioned before its US market debut in November this year. Volkswagen of America and Global Green USA has collaborated together to make the auction possible. It is hosted online at Charitybuzz, which gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of company's first all-electric model. The proceeds will go to Global Green USA - an environmental non-profit organization, which is a leader in smart and environmentally-friendly solutions to climate change.
2015 e-Golf is scheduled to go on sale in November, which means that the successful winner of the bidding will be the first US citizen to drive it. Volkswagen's first fully electric vehicle produces zero tailpipe emissions and requires zero trips to the pump, because it operates entirely on electric power. This model is part of company's strategy of introduction of new and highly efficient drive systems.
The emissionless e-Golf is based on Golf's new Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform. It is powered by a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that produce 115 horsepower (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 pound-feet) of torque, and has a 7.2 kW onboard charger and DC fast charging standard. In addition, this Golf also offers one of the largest interiors in its class.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is due to go on sale in the US in November with a starting price at $35,445 USD for the fully equipped SEL Premium model. The bids for the first model will be accepted until 29th of October.