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Coda and Great Wall to build EVs for the globe; Hafei safe for now

Okay, I wasn’t correct about the implications of the Wall announcement back in of 2011.   At that Coda said it had a letter of intent with Wall to develop vehicles. I predicted that the Wall partnership heralded the end to the relationship. Not so, at least not in the near

Nonetheless, I am sticking to my prediction the Great Wall relationship be the dominant one with Coda, and the Hafei connection will die a natural death.

And I’m keeping a eye on Coda. It seems Coda is a Tesla approach to the EV segment. is, Coda is not just selling It is selling its EV propulsion technology to automakers.

And it is selling its battery as a device. Of course, Tesla have an energy storage But it has a damned good-looking car (and on the way ) and its technology is going a Toyota model (RAV-4)  that will probably many units. Meanwhile, has (so far) an ugly car with few sold and its technology is going a Chinese automaker’s cars.

So Coda is lucky to have an storage business, too, in case.

Another interesting of this saga, at least for me now, is what the new partnership for Coda and Great Wall Great Wall showed an vehicle at Auto China; it have its own network of suppliers. has its own.

Who gets to supply the made through the new partnership? on that later.

First, prompts this discussion? On 25 Coda announced that it had a strategic partnership with Wall to develop electric for the China, U.S. and European  I happened to be in Beijing at the to attend Auto China and the News China Conference. though Phil Murtaugh was in too, we didn’t get to meet up. But I did get an phone interview with the next morning.

Of course, I had already listened in on the phone interview the night (for U.S. journos). But it was to get to ask my own questions.

Phil Murtaugh, CEO of Holdings, says he has been with Great Wall 2002. Finally, a good to work together has come with the EV deal.

Under the Coda will provide the propulsion system; Great will provide the chassis. The model will be launched in the quarter of 2014 and will be on an existing Great Wall (Didn’t I write about a few months ago? My arm hurts patting myself on the back.

Or it is just that old cycling The vehicle will be marketed in the as Coda, in China as Great “For Europe, it will be Coda, Great Wall, or other brand we decide is better,” Phil told me.

propulsion systems can be used for PHEVs, and HEVs. So what of vehicles will be produced in with Great Wall, I For Coda, it will always be electric vehicles, said I asked Roger Gao, a for Great Wall, the same at the AN China Conference. He said Wall would likely battery electric and hybrid vehicles using Coda’s

We didn’t discuss which come first.

What this mean for Great partnership with Hafei  , I asked Phil? He said: is an important partnership for us. It will extremely important to us. It gives us a for our batteries.” Now Phil is pretty when it comes to answering questions.

But I checked with suppliers to Coda at the Automotive China conference. They that at least for now Coda plans to produce pure EVs Hafei. It would be politically too to end that partnership, said one and besides, as Phil said, it Coda a customer for the batteries at the Coda/Tianjin Lishen battery venture in China.

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As for volumes for Coda’s existing sedan, the supplier who confirmed the partnership said Coda has a few hundred of the sedans so far and planned to around 5,000 this That jives with remarks. Another supplier at the said that Coda is to its original future estimates of annually for the time being.

Wall has already produced a electric vehicle—the electric SUV was in the Great Wall stand at China in Beijing. At the show, I someone in the Great Wall how many other EVs Great planned. He said Great was waiting to see what kind of the government offered for EV purchases.

to Great Wall’s website, the will focus on developing electric and hybrid electric and over the next five will invest 5 billion RMB (US million at current exchange in rd and launch of new energy vehicles. By it will be capable of producing up to new energy vehicles.   If Wall achieves that this could be a good for Coda. Fortunately, it seems Wall’s future EV sales be held hostage to the Chinese support or lack thereof for EV since the partnership is producing for the global market.

Great Wall already has drive train technology.

Wall touted its own EV powertrain at China in Beijing in 2012.

It a hybrid power system in its from the Beijing show, for Why did it form this partnership Coda, I asked Dr. Liu Zhen, assistant to the president at Great Motor Co.  He was a speaker at the AN Conference.  Great Wall is looking for the best technology, he

Phil gave about the answer. He said: “Coda has a good EV propulsion system. Wall decided they achieve their goals by teaming up with us.” he said,  Ask Great Wall.” See I did ask Great Wall.) I wondered that means for suppliers to the current Great Wall EVs or the EV sedan.

For UQM Technologies, at least, it trying to get the additional Great business, a UQM exec told me. UQM supplies the electric propulsion to Coda. No guarantees the original will get the new contract, though UQM I’d say it is a good bet it will.

A supplier to Great Wall me the same thing, that it was to get the new business. One existing supplier is to get the new business. Tianjin Lishen definitely supply the batteries to the vehicles, Phil told the on the group phone call. “We a great JV with Lishen,” he “We will utilize that

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