We're not sure about this headline...details are sketchy. First, it's half a million Canadian dollars which, as we all know, is...er...wait...nevermind.
But second it's unclear whether the car actually sold for that amount and even whether the car existed at all. However, an ad in a Canadian newspaper has the EV1 (with seemingly authentic photographs) on sale for a minimum of $75,000. However, the price is now listed at $465,000 and the car is marked as "SOLD."
What does this mean? Well, it certainly means that the EV1 has secured its place in history and that there are some people who will kill to get one. After all, this (if real) is probably the only EV1 left on the streets in all of the world.
The EV1, for those of you out of the loop, was a GMC, 2-seater electric vehicle with a top speed around 70 miles per hour and a range of over 100 miles. The car was leased by GM, but after California changed their laws requiring electric vehicles, GM suspended the leases, took the cars back and destroyed them.
The car has been somewhat of a cult icon to electric vehicle fans like myself. And we're all a little frustrated that it's taken GM another ten years just to start thinking about putting another EV on the streets.
written by Mark Bartosik, October 06, 2008
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