Celebrity Autographed Electric Vehicle Auctioned on Ebay

by : Phil Davies

San Luis Obispo, CA - December 16, 2007 Nearly one hundred celebrities powered up and showed their support over two days for the fight against autism by signing a Special Edition Customized BugE Personal EV Transport. The vehicle, built especially by Harvey Coachworks of Knoxville, MD., and is being offered for auction on EBay.com at: www.ebay.com/harveyev.
The auction runs through December 20, and right now is a bargain with a starting bid of only $10,000. This little customized electric "moto" type vehicle retails for $15,000. But the best part is that thirty percent of the winning bid will benefit Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against autism.

The participating celebrities were in preparation for the American Music Awards and included: The Soup's Joel McHale, The Bachelorette's Trista & Ryan Sutter, Queer Eye's Jai Rodriguez, The Office's Kate Flannery, American Idol Chris Daughtry, singer/songwriter John Legend and many others. All of the celebs were extremely gracious and supportive of the cause, many sharing stories of their personal experiences with autism. According to Phillip Hain, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chapter of Autism Speaks. Autism affects one in 150 boys born in the U.S. today. Mr. Hain also added, "What you really need to know is that a child is born with autism every 20 minutes in this country".

"When approached with the opportunity to auction a BugE for a charity, Autism Speaks was a no-brainer as we have a 3 year old son Mitchell who was diagnosed last year" said Mike Harvey, President of Harvey Coachworks. "It's been a fun project to be part of and a win/win for everyone. Now, all we need is it to auction it for a good amount of money, so Autism Speaks can reap the benefit" added Harvey.
Bidders will be pre-qualified through Kompolt, an on-line auction agency focused on creating successful high-value, high-profile promotional and charity auctions. For more information on Kompolt, please visit http://www.kompolt.com.

About Harvey Coachworks and EV
Harvey Coachworks and EV was founded in 2006 to fill the need for high-quality electric vehicles (EVs). With over 20-years experience in the automotive aftermarket coach and conversion business, we felt we could apply our expertise to the EV industry, and make top quality electric cars that people want to drive. www.harveyev.com