Rare and immaculate GM EV1 is being saved by a secretive caretaker deep in a college

  • The GM EV1 was a car from the mid-1990s
  • One of these cars is carefully preserved secretly in a college
  • The car is kept in nearly new condition

Published on Jul 04, 2024 at 1:52 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Jul 04, 2024 at 5:48 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The GM EV1 was a car from the mid-1990s, and it was far ahead of its time.

Only a handful of these classic cars are left, and one is being carefully preserved secretly in a college, away from public eyes.

This anonymous caretaker of the GM EV1 values both the car and its privacy, so we’re not going to be telling you where it is.

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Rare GM EV1 secured by anonymous caretaker

Most of these EVs were destroyed, and only a few models survived, which were donated to museums and universities for educational purposes.

However, with time, even those selected few were eventually destroyed or left in the poor condition.

But that’s what makes the story of this particular car special.

It seems as if this anonymous caretaker knows how to maintain and preserve a classic car collection.

They want to keep the identity so low-key that not even the university’s name can be revealed.

You can see why – these things are as rare as hen’s teeth.

The car is kept in nearly new condition, from its original plastic body and 90s interior to its classic Michelin tires.

Some people really know how to take care of their stuff, like the caretaker of this GM EV1, or the man who drove the same Rolls-Royce for 82 years.

Others – well – not so much, like the owners of this Nissan.

More about this rare EV car from the 90s

The EV1 was the first electric vehicle from General Motors.

While car companies are introducing new EV models today, General Motors pioneered the concept in the 90s.

Long before the days of Tesla and BYD, GM were well ahead of the curve.

It shows the company’s vision of greener future long before electric cars became mainstream.

This EV car boasts a 137-horsepower electric motor with a range of 142 miles.

However, despite the company’s futuristic approach, the car turned out to be a failure.

As a result, GM recalled and crushed most of the EV1s in 2003.

Luckily, this car in particular didn’t just escape the crushing process, but also landed into good hands.

With so much love from the anonymous caretaker, the car will hopefully shine like new for years to come.

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Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.