Now the Coda isn’t the best looking electric car in the world, but it sure is efficient. The first fully assembled CODA – a silver all-electric sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack – to be sold to consumers drove off the final assembly line yesterday.
“This is an incredibly exciting day for the CODA family and the EV community,” said Mac Heller, executive chairman, CODA Holdings. “Since day one, we’ve been dedicated to designing an electric car that provides the amenities that the American driver has come to expect, such as range, torque, and value. This car symbolizes our commitment to accelerating the adoption of EVs.”
Here’s how Coda touts itself:
The new 2012 CODA is the first all-electric five-passenger, mid-size sedan with full rear seating and trunk space meets American drivers’ daily transportation needs without an ounce of gasoline:
- Best in-class driving range: The 31kWh 2012 CODA mileage vehicle features 88 miles per charge EPA rating. Depending on driving habits, it can be driven up to 125 miles on a single charge, nearly four times the average daily commute.
- Best in-class range per dollar: The 31kWh 2012 CODA has an MSRP of $37,250and can go up to 125 miles on a single charge. In California, federal and individual state savings and credits may bring the price down to $27,250.
- Fast and easy recharging: An unbeatable 6.6kW onboard charging capability provides a full charge in about six hours on 240 V (Level 2 EVSE).
- Dependable range: The active thermal management system provides constant battery care to help optimize the battery pack’s performance in hot and cold weather conditions.
- Superior EV battery technology: The EV is powered by a safe and efficient lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack with an industry leading 10-year, 100,000-mile limited battery warranty.
- By: Omar Rana