When General Motors decided to auction off the first available production Chevrolet Volt to benefit the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, it probably envisioned someone with deep pockets and a strong connection to the Bowtie brand coming through with the winning bid. Well, when the dust settled, someone with someone screen name "ChargeOn" was willing to dish out nearly a quarter of a million dollars to win Chevy's plug-in. But who is ChargeOn?
The first Chevrolet Volt that was made available for sale has now been sold. Final price? $225,000. Don't worry, that's not some horrendous dealer mark-up. It's how much someone was willing to bid because a.) this is an historic car and b.) the money goes to help the Detroit Public Schools – specifically, to support math and science education in Detroit.
How much is that Chevrolet Volt in the window? If you're talking about the first available production model that's up for auction to help the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, it'll cost you close to $200k, at a minimum. Even though the auction started at $50,000, the current high bid is $180,000, placed by someone called Barritzboy, and there are still 12 days left to bid. Given that the proceeds from the auction will all go to support math and science education in Detroit, there's really no u