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    Electric Coda Sedan to phoenix at LA Auto Show as Mullen 700e
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    History sure likes to repeat itself. Case in point: the car formerly known as the Coda Sedan – and previously, the Miles Javlon XS 500, and before that, the XS 200 – was originally going to be announced at the 2007 LA Auto Show. Now, seven years later, it is set to "debut" at that same spectacle as the Mullen 700e. This time, for real. How ...

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    EPA says automakers ahead of schedule for 54.5 MPG by 2025
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    Remember, the target is 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Today, the CAFE level is a little over 30. How we get from here to there is something the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is monitoring closely. Thus, the EPA just released an annual flash report on how the auto industry is progressing towards meeting the nation's fuel economy goals. ...

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    Bankrupt Coda selling leftover new EVs on eBay
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    It remains possible to buy a brand new all-electric Coda Sedan, you just have to know where – and sometimes when – to look. Coda Automotive went bankrupt in May 2013, but we learned last September that Coda Cars had purchased the leftover stock of the company's EVs and would be selling them at "a substantial discount" through its website. That ...

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    Coda Cars brings Sedan EV back at 'substantial discount'
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    Proving once again that final acts in the EV world are rarely 100-percent, you know, final, check out this bit of surprising news: The Coda Sedan is back. Sort of. The original Coda Automotive company, after declaring bankruptcy, shifted to become a grid energy provider. An announcement on the new Coda Cars website says that two organizations, Club Auto ...

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    Miles EV files for bankruptcy alongside Coda's troubles
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    As Coda Automotive goes through bankruptcy proceedings, related companies are not escaping the turmoil. Both Lio Energy Systems Holdings and Miles Electric Vehicles asked this week to have their bankruptcy cases jointed administered with Coda's, since they're all tied together. Miles Automotive is the electric vehicle company that came before Coda. The ...

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    In bankruptcy, Coda asking for permission to conduct airbag recall
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    Following its official bankruptcy filing, Coda Automotive is back with more not-so-good news. In Delaware bankruptcy court, the automaker has filed a motion to "conduct a voluntary recall of Coda Sedans to replace roof-mounted side curtain airbags." Last August, Coda recalled 78 vehicles for improper installation of side-curtain airbags. The new filing ...

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    Coda hit by WARN Act lawsuit after bankruptcy
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    Following bankruptcy proceedings over at Coda Automotive, we can't say we're surprised by talk of a WARN Act lawsuit. After all, US Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act proceedings were taken against Fisker Automotive in April. So we kind of know the drill. The WARN Act's purpose is to give workers and their families "some transition time ...

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    Coda officially files for bankruptcy, shifts focus to energy storage
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    Anyone who had Coda Automotive in your office pool for the next electric vehicle maker to declare bankruptcy, go on and collect your winnings. Coda announced today it will restructure as an energy storage business after voluntarily filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware. The automaker said it expects the sale process to last 45 ...

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    Fleet of Ford Fusion Energi plug-ins take over charging stations, ruffle feathers
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    Conjuring up the always entertaining image of a couple of Bay Area treehuggers going medieval on each other, the debate about whether battery-electric vehicles have priority over plug-in hybrids at publicly accessible charging stations went wide this week. The incident was kicked off when a group of ChargePoint stations in San Francisco were recently ...

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    Coda's LA store is closed, re-opening "soon" as a Tesla shop
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    Troubled EV car maker Coda has closed its Los Angeles showoom. In a twist that you're welcome to read meaning into, the space in the high-traffic Westfield Century City shopping center will re-open "soon" as a showroom for ... Tesla Motors. According to the business magazine LA Observed, Los Angeles-based Coda closed the store after laying off much of its ...

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    'Real world' electric vehicle test easily beats EPA ratings
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    Some Republicans decry what they say are the liberal leanings of the federal government, but when it comes to rating the single-charge range of electric vehicles, the feds' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is decidedly conservative. At least, this is what Edmunds found in a recent EV road test of nine models, including the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf ...

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    California Coda dealer drops all-electric Sedan price to $25,000
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    Retail experts have long said that the best time to get discounts is right after Christmas. That's apparently the case for prospective Coda Sedan electric vehicle buyers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Coda Silicon Valley, which is located in Santa Clara, CA, was recently offering the EVs for a low, low price of $24,995, or about a $14,000 haircut off of ...

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    More layoffs at Coda Automotive
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    Details are sparse, but it appears the bad news is continuing at Coda Automotive. The company sent the following statement to AutoblogGreen today: On Friday, January 4th CODA furloughed a number of employees as the Company takes necessary action to bolster its financing and better position the business going forward. The Company has kept in place a ...

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    EV advocate Chelsea Sexton explains what gets potential buyers charged up
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    Our friend Chelsea Sexton, co-founder of EV advocacy group Plug In America, says that Nissan, Coda and other electric-vehicle makers need to focus more on the heart and less on the head when it comes to pitching EVs to prospective buyers. Sexton, who was recently hired by Nissan as a consultant, spoke with Plug In Cars and explaind that she thinks ...

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    Coda Automotive undergoes "massive layoffs" *UPDATE
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    Plug In Cars is reporting that there have been "massive layoffs" at California electric vehicle startup Coda Automotive. Apparently, more than 50 employees, "including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff," were let go according to an anonymous source. The source said the situation was a "real mess," and that, "They just cut everybody they ...

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    All-electric Coda Sedan gets crashed, earns just two stars in frontal test [w/videos]
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tested the 2012 Coda electric sedan, and here is the good news about the results: the Coda scored five stars for the side crash and rollover tests, and four stars overall. What kept it from a five-star overall score is the bad news: a two-star result for its frontal impact test. NHTSA issued a recall ...

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    Inside Line wishes for more from Coda Sedan in road test
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    We gave the Coda Sedan electric vehicle decent enough marks when we took an early prototype for a Quick Spin last year. It looks like the performance-minded folks at Edmunds's Inside Line weren't so charitable, however. Inside Line found that the EV, which started deliveries in March, beat the competing Nissan Leaf in both 0-to-60 miles per hour ...

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    Better Place's battery-swapping Coda taxis coming to California in 2014
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    San Francisco will get a treat of a different kind in 2014 when battery-swapping network builder Better Place starts serving a fleet of electric-powered taxis in the Bay Area, Forbes reports. Using funds from a $3 million grant from the California Energy Commission, Better Place will launch the project with four Coda Sedan EVs that will be customized by ...

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    Motor Trend names Coda Sedan a 2013 Car of the Year Contender
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    Well this ought to help things a bit. The Coda Sedan all-electric vehicle was put on Motor Trend's short list for its 2013 Car of the Year award, marking a much-needed victory for the fledgling Los Angeles-based automaker. Motor Trend praised the sedan's "subtle but undeniable intelligence" and added that the car "overdelivered in performance." While ...

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    Coda offers a 'year' of free charging for all-electric Sedan buyers
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    Electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive is offering buyers a free year (roughly) of recharging, which sounds good no matter how you slice it. Specifically, Coda is giving a $552 rebate for folks who buy Coda Sedans this month. The Los Angeles-based company came up with $552 as an estimate for how much it costs to recharge the car and then go 10,000 miles. ...

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