I’m in the DAAP program at UC. Today a trailer showed up with an EV1. Out of nowhere. I was geeked.
Apparently the Industrial Design students (I’m in ID but a first year so I assume I won’t have the privilege of working with the car) will be tearing it down and re-engineering it. Super fucking cool.
tMore information upon closer inspection: I personally believe this car may have never been leased out by GM. The tires have a DOT code that indicates 1995. Super good tread though. Also no typical rock chips that go with normal driving. Probably never properly driven.
The VIN shows no activity since being built in 1997. And the EV1 VIN wiki says this car was last spotted at the Bay Area EV1 rollout event in SF on 3/31/1998. So. My thought is GM owned until given up to a museum of some sort, and then somehow given to UC.