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Miles Coda Retreads

After the collapse of Coda Automotive, the company has emerged as an energy storage concern. The energy storage business is forecast to grow large in upcoming years.

Coda experience with modern battery systems allows it to provide storage systems that integrate controllers with battery thermal management for instance.

Utility companies are interested in battery storage systems to offset peak demands and other spike situations. Battery systems are viewed today as cost effective solutions to these power problems. There are others making battery storage systems already, but Coda does offer experience.

Time will tell how the company fares again.

Coda History

The 2013 Coda made the Motor Trend Car of the year short list, though the trophy went to the 2013 Tesla Model S. The Coda gave up greater range, room, and longer battery life than any other electric car on the market today for about the same price according to the reviewers.

Other reviews were positive though. People seem to liked the basic functional nature of the car, and the extra range provided by the extra battery storage. One problem for Coda was a NHTSA Frontal Crash Test rating of just 2 of 5 stars.

Ouch.

Coda Particulars — For your Interest

The Coda came with a large battery pack relative to the Nissan Leaf

and the iMiev since is holds 31 kWh of energy, weighs in at 700 lbs,

and claims 125 miles of range. Note that the Leaf with a 24 kWh

pack claims a 100 mile range. Coda specifications are here.

The Coda increased range and was designed for sale in the US. The body was manufactured in China and shipped to the USA where the battery pack and other components were installed at Benecia, CA.

The Coda had a 100 kW motor moving the nearly the same weight (3,660 lbs) as a loaded Miles truck. The Coda came with a price of $35,000 US. It was too much.

The Coda was on the market in select California markets. The car started at $38,145 before incentives. After Federal and State incentaves, the Coda can be purchased for about $28,145.

Sales figures hover at around 100 sold in 2012.

Miles NEV car and truck

The Miles ZX40S Low Speed EV: Claims about 50 miles per charge, 25 mph

(40 kph) top speed. The car weighs in at 3,000 lbs, that is 1,634 Kg. This 1.5 tons is pushed around by a 7.5/26 (continuous/peak) kW motor. The car costs about $21,000 US.

The empty weight of the Miles truck is 2,553 lbs (1,158 kg). Payload is 1,075 lbs or 490 kg. That is 3,628 lbs (1650 kg) loaded. This rig is powered by 72 volts into a 7.5/26 (continuous/peak) kW motor. That’s 10/36 hp to push close to two tons around.

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The truck will also set you back around $21,000 US.

The Tesla Roadster by comparison weighs in at 2,723 lb (1,235 kg). The Roadster uses a 215 kW motor to push it along. Not that the Miles needs that much power.

Miles is coming out this year with a relatively powerful new car, the Coda.


Coda Partners With Great Wall

Coda even formed a partnership with the Chinese Great Wall Motor Company.

The goal was to market electric vehicles globally by 2014. Coda was to provide the

motors and battery packs. The EVs were be sold as Coda brand in the West,

and as Great Wall EVs in China. Great Wall sold some 463,000 units in 2011.

Coda Sales

Coda made a small fleet sale to AEP Ohio, the American Electric Power

utility, Ohio branch. AEP likes the thermal management system in the battery

pack of the Coda. Other sales however were slow as molasses. December

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