Recently Nissan delivered the first example of the electric LEAF to its customer in California and created a big fuss about it. Meanwhile General Motors decided to do a more noble thing with the first ever production Chevrolet Volt and auction it off for charity. The online auction is now over and the winning bid is $225,000.
Chevrolet will announce the auction winner, and present the auction proceeds to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, after verifying the final bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the foundation’s support of science, technology, engineering and math initiatives for Detroit Public Schools students.
The vehicle offered in the charity auction was the first Chevrolet Volt available for sale, bearing the vehicle identification number ending inBU100002. It features a Viridian Joule exterior, Light Neutral interior with dark accents, Premium Trim Package, Rear Camera and Park Assist Package, and polished wheels. The auction also includes a 240-volt charging station and home installation.