A high-performance version of the zero-emissions Tesla Model S sedan will reportedly be available immediately from the vehicle's launch in 2012, giving Tesla a rival to the ultimate of Ultimate Driving Machines: the BMW M5.
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.
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 aftersales. Hausch will be tasked with leading Coda's marketing drive for the $44,900 electric Sedan.
When Tesla Motors unveiled their all-electric Roadster in July, they announced that a more affordable family EV sedan would be coming in the near future. The English website Autocar recently heard more details on the sedan from Tesla VP Mike Harrigan.