At Global Green USA, we are proud to have been the first environmental non-profit organization to partner with green cars. In fact, we have had a long history of supporting hybrid and electric commuter vehicles. For many years, we employed a Red Carpet/Green Cars campaign at our Annual Pre-Oscar Party, which offered up electric or hybrid vehicles to our celebrity guests as a means of transportation to and from the exclusive event. This campaign featured various fuel-efficient vehicles over the years, both trendy and practical, and was considered a raving success by all who experienced this innovative VIP transportation method. We know that transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California, which puts our health and environment at risk. This is why Global Green has long advocated for transitioning to fuel-efficient vehicles as the key to achieving a clean energy future. As fuel-efficient vehicles become more innovative yet practical to drive, Global Green aims to expand partnerships with car companies that are giving drivers an eco-friendly method of personal transportation. As a result, we are pleased to partner with Volkswagen as they introduce their exciting new all-electric e-Golf vehicle to the U.S. Hailed as one of the most efficient electric vehicles in its class, the e-Golf features a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor producing 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Fitted with LED headlights and a 7.2 kW onboard charger, the versatile vehicle will offer the most interior space of any compact EV in its class, and takes on a holistic approach to sustainability and efficiency that includes a carbon offset program. The e-Golf is estimated to have a 70-90 mile single-charge capacity, produces zero tailpipe emissions and requires no trips to the pump!
Through this partnership with Volkswagen, Global Green USA is thrilled to be the beneficiary from the e-Golf CharityBuzz auction, featuring the first of its kind sold in the U.S., which is live from October 8 – October 29. At this month’s 10th Anniversary Gorgeous & Green Gala at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco, we proudly displayed the vehicle as one of our auction items, and for our VIP guests to have an exclusive first-look. The electric vehicle was a great addition to the event, which aims to advance smart solutions to climate change by showing that you can be green AND fabulous, as long as you make conscious decisions about what you eat, what you wear, and of course, what you drive.
So if you want to be the very first person in the U.S. to drive the all-electric 2015 e-Golf AND show your support for Global Green, head right over to the VW e-Golf auction, ending October 29. You can bid on this amazing new car while benefitting Global Green USA’s efforts to advance smart solutions to climate change.