Auction for the first Chevy Volt. The first electric car built by GM is the Chevy Volt and it will go up for auction. The Detroit-Hamtramck factory will stamp the vehicle identification number ending in BU100002.
However, the first completed model will head to GM’s museum. The first car destined for a customer (actually the second car to come off the assembly line) will be determined by an online auction. All of the proceeds will be going to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education initiatives.
The schools hope to use the money to motivate students to take an interest in technology careers by covering the cost of activities such as robotics competitions. The winning bidder will get the Volt bearing the vehicle identification number ending in BU100002. This car will include a Premium Trim Package, Rear Camera and Park Assist Package, and polished wheels.
The auction also includes a 240-volt charging station and home installation. Bidding will take place until December 14th. The winner will be announced two days later on Dec. 16th.
Note: GM has built electric cars in the past, including the EV model, which was cancelled.