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September 8, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When electric car maker Coda Automotive Inc. introduces its first model this year, the independent Southern California manufacturer will pioneer a new EV profile: the unassuming four-door five-seater. If cars came in flavors, Coda's debut would be classic vanilla. Understated by design, it's a car for do-gooders who don't need to flaunt their green credentials. Think Honda Civic, only all electric and homegrown. Today, Coda is opening its first-ever storefront on L.A.'s Westside in the Westfield Century City mall.
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March 12, 2012 | By Dana Hull
The first all-electric Coda sedan rolled off the assembly line in Benicia, Calif., on Monday, marking a big day for the privately held Los Angeles company. Coda Automotive Inc. manufactures most of the vehicle's battery system and body in China. The parts are then shipped to the San Francisco Bay Area port city of Benicia for final assembly. "Coda started five years ago in an airport hangar in Southern California," said Mac Heller, the company's executive chairman. "We shared a conviction that with technology and science, we could create cars that do not spoil the Earth, drain the treasury or hurt the health of our children.
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September 8, 2011
2012 Coda sedan Base price: $44,900* Price as tested: $45,800 Powertrain: 100 kilowatt electric motor, 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, single-speed gear-reduction transmission, with air-cooled active thermal management system Range: Up to 150 miles per charge Charge time: Six hours (using 220-volt charger) Top speed: 85 mph Torque: 221 pound-feet Horsepower: 134 Overall length: 176.4 inches Wheelbase: 102.4 inches Curb weight: 3,670 pounds Final thoughts: Unassumingly eco and surprisingly refined.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2011
2012 Coda sedan Base price: $44,900* Price as tested: $45,800 Powertrain: 100 kilowatt electric motor, 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, single-speed gear-reduction transmission, with air-cooled active thermal management system Range: Up to 150 miles per charge Charge time: Six hours (using 220-volt charger) Top speed: 85 mph Torque: 221 pound-feet Horsepower: 134 Overall length: 176.4 inches Wheelbase: 102.4 inches Curb weight: 3,670 pounds Final thoughts: Unassumingly eco and surprisingly refined.
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March 12, 2012 | By Dana Hull
The first all-electric Coda sedan rolled off the assembly line in Benicia, Calif., on Monday, marking a big day for the privately held Los Angeles company. Coda Automotive Inc. manufactures most of the vehicle's battery system and body in China. The parts are then shipped to the San Francisco Bay Area port city of Benicia for final assembly. "Coda started five years ago in an airport hangar in Southern California," said Mac Heller, the company's executive chairman. "We shared a conviction that with technology and science, we could create cars that do not spoil the Earth, drain the treasury or hurt the health of our children.
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September 8, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When electric car maker Coda Automotive Inc. introduces its first model this year, the independent Southern California manufacturer will pioneer a new EV profile: the unassuming four-door five-seater. If cars came in flavors, Coda's debut would be classic vanilla. Understated by design, it's a car for do-gooders who don't need to flaunt their green credentials. Think Honda Civic, only all electric and homegrown. Today, Coda is opening its first-ever storefront on L.A.'s Westside in the Westfield Century City mall.
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