Coda Holdings, the California-based company that will supply advanced battery systems for the upcoming Coda Sedan, has added former General Electric and HD Supply executive Mark Jamieson to its expanding team of employees. Jamieson was appointed as Coda's chief financial officer (CFO) and will oversea the company's finances, human resources department, information technology and recruiting efforts.
Earlier this month, Coda Automotive CEO Kevin Czinger spoke at the Moving Ahead 2010 conference at Ohio State University and the official word from the company at the time was that Ohio was being considered for the company's battery plant. Today, Coda announced that Ohio will indeed be where Coda will build "an automotive-grade lithium ion battery system manufacturing facility" – if government money comes through.
What, exactly, does it mean to select an "advertising agency of record"? We just learned that Fisker Automotive had chosen Lambesis to be its agency of record, and now Coda Automotive says it has picked Goodness Mfg to serve that duty for the start-up electric car maker. One definition is that an agency of record "coordinates the purchase of media time and space for a large corporation," and that sounds reasonable enough to us.
Know the difference between a tax rebate and a tax credit? They may seem like the same thing – paying fewer taxes – but there's a big difference. A credit is something you get back when you file your taxes and a rebate, in this case an instant cash rebate, is money you'd get back when you buy the item. A new electric car, for example.
When we saw the Coda Automotive promotion team during the AltCar Expo last month, most of the participants were wearing (and giving away) T-shirts labeled "End Dependence Day" (there was also at least one bad sunburn). The idea they were trying to give out was that the company's fairly normal-looking sedan holds within it a lot of potential. Coda's new website, unveiled yesterday, takes the "practical revolution" message from the shirts to the Interwebs. As Coda wrote to us: