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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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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda will offer cheaper electric Sedan with less range, now starts at $37,250
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    Will electric-car buyers trade away 25 miles of driving range in exchange for $2,650? That's what Coda Automotive is betting on. Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker said this week that, in addition to offering its standard Coda Sedan battery-electric vehicle, which has a 150-mile range, for $39,900, it will also sell a cheaper version with a ...

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    Coda's first sales of electric Sedan will probably take place in San Diego
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    It's been a long time coming, but the $39,900 Coda Sedan will soon finally be available, and the place where it will be sold first, most likely, is the long-standing Marvin K. Brown Auto Center in San Diego. In a statement, the Chairman and CEO of the dealership, David Grundstrom, was quite optimistic about the car's prospects: "It's clear San Diegans are ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Is the Coda Sedan a Trojan horse sent by communist China to destroy America?
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    The greatest threat to America's automotive industry of all time has been hiding in plain sight. For years we've been watching Coda and its signature Sedan as it grew from an announcement by Miles Automotive in 2006 into its own stand-alone brand. The company has made breakthroughs and suffered setbacks, but now seems poised to actually launch a vehicle ...

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    Coda partners with GE Wattstation on Level 2 charging station
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    A Level 2 home charging solution is a critical bit of kit for any electric vehicle manufacturer. GM offers the Voltec home charger to pair with the Chevy Volt. Nissan offers the somewhat pricey AeroVironment charging station for the Nissan Leaf. And Coda has signed on General Electric to provide electron-pushing duties for the upcoming Coda Sedan. GE's ...

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    Coda announces "price drop," starts production of all-electric Sedan with larger battery
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    Coda may not have a new model to show off at the 2011 LA Auto Show, but the company can still make news with a price drop. Or with something that is a price drop in all but name. In September 2010, Coda said its all-electric Sedan would cost $44,900. Today, that was refined downward to a more-reasonable $39,900, putting the car somewhat closer to parity ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda announces "price drop," starts production of all-electric Sedan with larger battery
    1321534860

    Coda may not have a new model to show off at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company can still make news with a price drop. Or with something that is a price drop in all but name. In September 2010, Coda said its all-electric Sedan would cost $44,900. Today, that was refined downward to a more-reasonable $39,900, putting the car somewhat closer ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    2012 Coda Sedan
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    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 ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Quick Spin: 2012 Coda Sedan
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    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 ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda wraps up $147 million Series D investment round
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    The car still isn't here, but the money keeps coming in. Coda Automotive, the Los Angeles-based firm responsible for the oft-delayed $44,900 Coda Sedan, has announced the successful completion of its Series D investment round. The automaker secured $147 million in funds, exceeding its initial target of $125 million. Led by New World Strategic Investment ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda teams with Amports to open final assembly site in California
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    Officials from Amports and startup Coda Automotive have struck a deal to open a final assembly facility for the electric Coda Sedan in Benicia, CA. Coda says the Benicia site will generate 50 jobs and, perhaps more importantly to the company, between 10,000 and 14,000 Coda Sedans are expected to roll through the doors by the end of 2012. Coda Automotive ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda opens first Experience Center in CA, includes electric vehicle bar
    1315587000

    Electric vehicles aren't a common sight in most U.S. cities. Understandably, then, for most consumers, EVs remain a far-off vision of the future. Startup Coda Automotive realizes this dilemma and is attempting to make electric vehicles more accessible to Average Jane and Joe Sixpacks with the opening of its first down-to-earth Experience Center in ... a ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda Automotive raises nearly $40 million
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    Coda Automotive, the Los Angeles-based firm responsible for the oft-delayed $44,900 Coda Sedan, has reportedly raised nearly $40 million in additional funds in the past couple of months. According to the automaker's recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Coda has raised $117 million of the $237 million it's looking to grab in its fourth ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda names Thomas Hausch as senior VP of marketing and sales
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    After countless delays, the Coda Sedan is scheduled to launch in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2011. So, now's the time for Coda Automotive to gear up for sales of the electric four-door, right? Let's hope that Thomas Hausch is up to the job, as he was just named to the automaker's newly created role of senior vice-president of marketing, sales and ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda teams with Great Wall Motors to develop electric vehicles for global distribution
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    Coda Automotive, the California-based developer of lithium-ion battery systems and maker of the Coda Sedan, has inked a deal to develop electric vehicles with China's Great Wall Motor for distribution across the globe. The partnership calls for Coda's purpose-built lithium iron phosphate battery systems to be installed in select Great Wall Motor vehicles, ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda sticking with late 2011 launch of electric Sedan
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    While speaking at the 2011 Automotive News China Conference back in April, Phil Murtaugh, chief executive officer of Coda Automotive, announced that Coda's electric Sedan would launch in the U.S. in the "late fourth quarter" of 2011. Of course, "late fourth quarter" deliveries represented another delay – last November, Coda's interim chief ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Former Fisker engineer Thomas Fritz joins Coda
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    Coda Holdings, developer of lithium-ion battery systems and the oft-delayed electric Coda Sedan, announced that Thomas Fritz has joined the company as its senior vice president of engineering. If the name Thomas Fritz sounds familiar, that's because Fritz's extensive experience in automotive engineering includes a three-plus year stint as head of Fisker ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda pushes back launch of electric Sedan to "late fourth quarter" of 2011
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    While speaking at the 2011 Automotive News China Conference, Phil Murtaugh, chief executive officer of Coda Automotive, said that Coda's electric Sedan is on track to launch in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2011. According to Plugin Cars, Murtaugh's actual words poured out like this: Of course, astute AutoblogGreen readers will almost surely ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    More on the challenge of today's trailblazing electric vehicle start-ups
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    As fitting as it may seem to compare the birth of automakers a hundred years ago to the current sprouting of entrepreneurial automakers selling electric vehicles, Jesse Snyder of Automotive News points out that it's not quite comparing apples to apples. For one, the very first vehicles were created as a replacement for the horse and buggy and ...

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    MISC 2012 Coda Sedan
    Coda seeking $50 million to finish electric Sedan
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    Coda Holdings, the company behind the battery-powered Coda Sedan, is still seeking an additional $50 million to "finish the car," according to Christopher Rose, the firm's senior vice president for corporate development. Back in January, regulatory filings indicated that Coda had raised $76 million of a planned $125 million in its Series D referred ...

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    Coda appoints former GM exec Philip Murtaugh as CEO
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    In early November, Coda Automotive's now-former chief executive officer, Kevin Czinger, announced his resignation. In the interim, Coda's board co-chairman and former Goldman Sachs executive, Steven "Mac" Heller, assumed the position of CEO. Now, Heller will step aside as Coda has appointed Philip Murtaugh, former executive vice president of Shanghai ...

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