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2012 Coda Sedan

A Chinese EV From California's Newest Automaker "Simple." The word floated around the room and landed gently on our notepad during the morning press conference. Initially, it seemed like a perfect fit. But the more we learned about the new all-electric 2012 Coda sedan, the more we realized that "simple" was nothing but a misunderstood first impression. Strictly discussing physical appearances, the Coda four-door is easily the least interesting vehicle we have set our eyes on in years – "unassuming" is an understatement. Yet an in-depth look reveals the plain-Jane... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Electric Motor
Power:
100 kW/134 HP
Transmission:
Single Speed
MSRP:
$45,000 (Pre-Incentive)
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    Coda ready to increase production, sales in 2013
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    Could it be possible that around one in seven of the non-luxury electric vehicles sold in the U.S. will be made by Los Angeles-based startup Coda Automotive? That's what CEO Phil Murtaugh told Plug In Cars recently, despite the fact that the company has delivered a mere 100 Coda Sedans to the general public. Murtaugh said he hoped Coda would eventually ...

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    Coda will expand dealer network to 30 next year, from Oregon to Florida
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    Talk about extending your range. Coda Automotive, which sold its first battery-electric sedan in March, is looking to expand its U.S. dealership network to about 30 next year, Bloomberg News reports, citing an interview with Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh. The Los Angeles-based company will add dealers in locales ranging from Oregon to Florida next year in a ...

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    Coda, NHTSA issue recall for faulty side curtain airbags in 78 Sedans
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    Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive is recalling 78 of its Sedan models for what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says may have been improper installation of side-curtain airbags. NHTSA said that the Sedan's side-curtain airbags may not deploy in an accident as designed and that the automaker will notify owners of ...

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    Coda gets wrapped up in art, turns gas station into grass station [w/video]
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    The first LA Mobile Arts Festival is in full swing and it seems the event has motivated Coda Automotive to get in touch with the right side of its brain. Following in the long tradition of artistically-altered automobiles, the California-based company has taken a layer of wraps off of the recently-wrapped Coda iPad Art Car. Designed by artist Matthew ...

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    Refuel 2012 is undoubtedly the best Refuel ever [w/video]
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    Three years ago, when the very first Refuel event was held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it was a relatively small affair with a smattering of vehicles in attendance. With the fourth edition of this electric vehicle-centric happening now complete, it's amazing to see how much has changed. And, how some things haven't. First, what has changed. Back in ...

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    Coda approaches 110 miles in Bay Area test drive
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    At least one person – a New York Times reviewer – has found that the Coda Sedan gets pretty impressive mileage out of a single charge. The tester reported reaching almost 110 miles on a single charge during a test drive. The Coda was driven on a 79-mile round trip on one day, and had almost 20 percent of its battery power left over, and was ...

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    IBM names Coda a 'GOOD' company
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    Well, it can't be a bad thing to be mentioned in the same breath as the Green Bay Packers, though last year would've been better timing. Electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive was named in an IBM-led survey as one of 40 so-called "GOOD" companies for its innovations, environmental emphasis and social responsibility. Coda was recognized among mid-sized ...

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    Coda gives up on federal government loans, for now
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    Who needs the federal government when you have a big Chinese company behind you? That's what electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive appears to be asking, now that the Los Angeles-based company has withdrawn its two-year-old request for $334 million in U.S. Department of Energy loans, according to Automotive News. Coda didn't believe that the projected ...

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    Coda teams with Great Wall to produce global, affordable EV
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    This could be big. It looks like Coda Automotive's follow up to its Sedan might have an especially desirable quality: a low price tag. The California company's cooperative effort with Great Wall Motors has moved on from its LoI (Letter of Intent) status to the official we-are-really-going-forward-with-this stage. As well, the concept behind the vehicle ...

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    Coda chooses Mr. Electric as 'preferred' charging station installer
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    Coda Automotive has named electric-service franchiser Mr. Electric as its "preferred" installer of electric-vehicle charging stations. Coda customers will work with Mr. Electric through the Coda dealer to set up appointments for installation as well as completing the local permitting process, Coda said in a statement last week. Mr. Electric has around ...

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    Coda shelves plans for Ohio battery plant because of DOE inaction
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    In this case, the federal government sneezes, and central Ohio catches a cold. That's the take from the Columbus Dispatch on the decision by electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive to shelve plans to build a Columbus, OH, battery factory. Coda said about two years ago that it would build the factory, which would've supported more than 1,000 jobs in the ...

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    Coda sells first three battery-electric cars to California customers
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    When it came to Coda Automotive's first-ever sales of its battery-electric Sedans, it was an all-Golden State affair. The Los Angeles-based company sold its first three vehicles last week, with a pilot from the San Francisco Bay Area named Randy becoming the official first Coda owner in Northern California. In Los Angeles, the first cars went to Carmen, ...

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    First production Coda Sedan rolls off the line
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    Just days, after receiving its official EPA numbers the first Sedan from Coda Automotive has rolled off the line at the company's facility in Benicia, CA. The milestone had originally been expected to be reached as early as 2010, but as with many other automotive startups, there have been some delays. Contrary to much naysaying however – along with ...

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    Coda Gets Official EPA Numbers: 73 MPGe with an 88-mile range *UPDATE
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    The Environmental Protection Agency has tested the Coda Sedan and officially determined it to have the longest range for an all-electric vehicle that doesn't carry a Tesla Motors badge: 88 miles. On the EPA's test cycle, the car gets 73 miles per gallon equivalent. That breaks down to 77 in the city and 68 on the highway. According to Coda Automotive, ...

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    Coda misses February production deadline on electric-powered Sedan
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    Coda Automotive missed its deadline to sell its first production Coda Sedan battery-electric vehicles by the end of February, though the Los Angeles-based automaker is slated to deliver its first cars during the next few weeks, Green Car Reports writes. Coda spokeswoman Larkin Hill told AutoblogGreen the company is in the "very final stages of assembly in ...

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    Tesla bricking update: can other electric vehicles suffer the same fate? Unlikely
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    Remember all the way back to Monday, when "bricking" your pricey electronic gadget simply meant you needed to get a new iPhone to try and jailbreak? The electric vehicle world is still dissecting the charges that surfaced yesterday that a Tesla Roadster could be bricked – i.e., made inoperable – if the battery gets worn down to zero, as there ...

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    Coda taps ex-GM, Saab executive John Anderson to run aftersales operations
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    Coda Holdings, parent company of Coda Automotive, has tapped former Saab and General Motors executive John Anderson to run aftersales operations for the Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker. Anderson's title will be vice president of aftersales and customer quality experience. Anderson's three decades in the automotive industry include stints as ...

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    Coda will sell cars through franchised dealers, not at 'experience' centers
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    To save operation costs, Coda Automotive will sell its battery-electric sedans through franchised dealers and not at its so-called "experience centers" that are designed to educate the public about EVs, Automotive News reported. Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh estimated that a franchised dealer would need to sell about 65 cars a month to be viable, though Coda ...

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    Coda will start selling Sedan in February, report says
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    Coda Automotive will finally start selling its battery-electric sedan by the end of February, Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh told the Detroit News. The Los Angeles-based company will soon have five dealers – one in San Diego, one in the San Francisco Bay Area and three others in locations that haven't been disclosed – the newspaper said, adding that ...

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    Autoline goes live from the Washington Auto Show
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    If you can't be at the Washington Auto Show today but want to know what's going on, join John McElroy and the crew of Autoline in just a few minutes for the skinny. Starting at 12 p.m. EST, Autoline will be broadcasting from the floor, interviewing a few industry execs about the automotive political goings on in the nation's capitol. The expected list of ...

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