Volkswagen Sells First e-Golf For Charity – Fetches $41,400

NOV 3 2014 BY JAY COLE 6

The First e-Golf In America Has Been Auctioned Off For Charity - $46,400 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”.

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6 Comments on "Volkswagen Sells First e-Golf For Charity – Fetches $41,400"

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Way to kick off your eGolf on these shores VW, and thanks to Bruce Oberg for the generous donation.

Is it a bad sign when this car gets auctioned off at 16% of MSRP while other electric/hybrid cars are getting 200-300% of MSRP?

What electric/hybrid cars are getting 200-300% of MSRP?

Just to make clear, I meant “above MSRP”. That out of the way I found these examples of first example auctions that went way over MSRP.

BMW i8 auction
http://insideevs.com/bmw-i8-concours-delegance-edition-sells-825000-auction/

2011 Volt
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1052556_at-twice-the-cost-of-a-tesla-who-bought-225k-2011-chevy-volt

I thought there were more but are hard to find.

One is a supercar, the other the first of a brand new species, the plug in hybrid.
So they got a lot at auction.

What is good about the E-Golf is that it is just another BEV car, which means that the market is maturing.

Yeah, I’m with Dave here. Both of those cars had zero competition when they were released. They really were the first of a kind. The eGolf is a welcome addition, but it slots right in with any number of existing cars – Leaf, Focus Electric, Fit Electric, Spark Electric, 500e to name a few.