You might know Ed Begley, Jr. from his Emmy-nominated role on St. Elsewhere or as one of the dead drummers in This Is Spinal Tap, his appearances on Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, and Battlestar Galactica, his reality show Living With Ed or from his years as an environmental activist (or, better yet, from previous coverage of him on AutoblogGreen).

Ed Begley, Jr. has been advocating on behalf of our planet for several decades now, and the man walks the walk, too. He has done loads of work with environmental organizations. He's got his own line of environmentally friendly cleaning products. Begley is even in a long-standing rivalry with his friend Bill Nye (yes, The Science Guy) to have the lowest carbon footprint. Since 2002, he's been driving the drive as well. That's when he purchased a Toyota RAV4 EV, which is now up for auction on eBay.

This car has 119,000 miles on it, but it had its battery replaced in early 2011, and it should have another seven years or so left in it. It's white with a charcoal interior, and has a little bit of cosmetic wear and tear, the normal sort of stuff for a vehicle with over 100,000 miles on it. It was in one accident back in 2003, but doesn't show any other issues. All service history is available from the dealer that sold it in the first place and maintained it since. Additionally, this RAV4 EV comes with a White Clean Air Decal, which allows the driver use of the HOV lane in California. Mr. Begley will even autograph the inside of the hood if you want him to, but it's doubtful the car comes with a Cinco-Fone. The buyer will also get to meet Begley is person and get some photos.

Back in 2002, the car sold for $42,000. The current bid is $4,650 with six days to go, and the reserve has not yet been met. Check out the auction for more details.


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      paulwesterberg
      • 6 Months Ago
      According to the Twitters Ed is going to lease a Leaf to replace this.
        Spec
        • 6 Months Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        Lease? I would think that one of the EV-1 activists would be wary of any lease.
          Joeviocoe
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Spec
          Leases are not a sign of anything bad... Lease-ONLY is a sign. Lease with options to buy, is fine.
          Jim1961
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Spec
          Not every environmentalist has bought into the conspiracy theories of the documentary, "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
      Joeviocoe
      • 6 Months Ago
      Not a bad battery... lasted 9 years with an average of 13,220 miles per year.
      Grendal
      • 6 Months Ago
      A Leaf probably fits his driving needs.
      diffrunt
      • 6 Months Ago
      What color is his Model S ?
      Spec
      • 6 Months Ago
      Current bid:US $10,100.00 Reserve not met I wonder what the reserve is?!?!
      Actionable Mango
      • 6 Months Ago
      Gotta give credit to this man, unlike most celebrities that show up to the red carpet in their Prius for photos ops when their real daily driver is a Ford Expedition.
      Actionable Mango
      • 6 Months Ago
      I also heard John Voight is selling his 1989 LeBaron convertible.
      EVSUPERHERO
      • 6 Months Ago
      Paul Scott had his for sale for a ridiculous 30k dollars or some such thing. Bagely probably wants north of 25K dollars. Just a few short years ago before the Leaf came out in 2010 their was a waiting list for these Rave 4's and many would have jumped at the chance to own one of these old vehicles for 25k.
      Jim1961
      • 6 Months Ago
      It would be interesting to know what green car Ed Begley is currently driving.
        Spec
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Jim1961
        I wonder . . . an updated new RAV4 electric? A Tesla Model S? A Fiat 500e? Lots of choices now.
          paulwesterberg
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Spec
          He is going to get a Leaf, he was also considering the new Rav4 or a Tesla. But really if he could manage with the old rav4 range then a Leaf with fast charging should be good enough.
          Joeviocoe
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Spec
          Let's remember that we have choices now... in part, because of the choices made by activists back then.
      Spec
      • 6 Months Ago
      Ed is a funny guy. I recommend a listen to his interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast. He is a real activist for being green.
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