The First e-Golf In America Has Been Auctioned Off For Charity - $41,400+ Raised

The First e-Golf In America Has Been Auctioned Off For Charity - $41,400+ Raised

On Sunday, we brought word from Mike Sullivan, aka LAcarGUY, that his dealership in Santa Monica delivered the first e-Golf in America on Halloween.

VW e-Golf Cutaway We Caught In Geneva This Year

VW e-Golf Cutaway We Caught In Geneva This Year

At the time, we were curious as to the result of an ongoing auction of the first e-Golf for charity that said "Take Home the US' First Ever Volkswagen e-Golf", as it just closed on Wednesday.

As it turns out, on a technical level, the auction wasn't the first e-Golf delivered - but first e-Golf sold.  Regardless of that, $41,400 was indeed raised for a good cause - Global Green USA.

The winning bid of $41,400 was turned in by Bruce Oberg, a Oregon native - a number that is about a $6,000 premium over the car's sticker of $35,445.  (The e-Golf only comes in the premium SEL trim for America at the moment - details)

Update: (Nov 3rd 1:00pm) Some bidding/donation details removed as per Mr. Oberg's request

Our congratulations to Mr. Oberg on being sold the first e-Golf and his commitment to helping Global Green "foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future".