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Will Coda s next vehicle be made in China at Wall? Maybe.

I’m not sure if it is foolishness, or good business but Coda Automotive, www.codaelectric.com   the Los EV maker with deep to China, is already working on its electric vehicle when its is not yet on the road here in the U.S. won’t comment, natch, but a of sources from companies on the next Coda—Coda 2.0 as one called that the next pure vehicle Coda is planning is a SUV.  It should be launched in two years if all goes according to said one source.

Coda s sedan isn t on the road in the U.S. yet but is planning for its next model.

Of course, that’s a pretty big Let’s see, what go wrong?  Well, the company run out of money.  Coda has raised than $300 million, but as Chappell at Automotive News out in a very nice blog, it costs a lot to produce a car.  He is about Fisker’s woes, but the principle applies to Coda.

cars are pretty plain-Jane, and at a reduced price and with two offerings it might not find of a market here.   Of course, as the Coda Holdings suggests, is about more than electric vehicles. It is also batteries as storage devices and its electric drive train.

  But those markets are pretty  Standing out will be tough.

So however, Coda is projecting an air of And why not? Defeatism sure attract new investors or make investors happy.  Coda moved to a larger headquarters in Los Angeles. It has multiple job listings at online locations.

  Among the Director Exterior Design knows the current model use some help); Director Design (ditto); Manager, and Material; Technical Expert Lighting; Chassis Suspension Brake System Design Engineer. Etc.

Hey, it of seems like Coda is to hire an entire staff of doesn’t it? Trying to become a car company.  As Chappell points that costs money.

For now, Coda is outsourcing its to five or six different companies, one of my sources.

As for choosing a small SUV as the model, that’s smart. Coda last year a letter of intent with largest SUV manufacturer to “study develop of electric vehicles,” to Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh.    Great Wall, the SUV maker, has turning out some nice recently. Its Hover smallish SUV is old, but Great Wall has a and engineering center. It could something new.

   Murtaugh hinted when the LOI was announced models developed through the with Great Wall end up in the U.S.  “Cars that come out of this for the U.S. be branded Coda. Cars for would be branded Great said Murtaugh.

Moving forward, I’m sure would prefer to be hitched to Wall www.gwm.com.cn rather Hafei Motor Co, its partner in the sedan.  Hafei produces the  According to LMC Automotive Ltd,   Hafei’s light vehicle fell 44% on-year in 2011 to units.

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  Meanwhile, Great sold 486,811 units in in 2011, up 23 percent compared to the year.  Great Wall’s rose 83 percent to 83,000 according to the company’s website. included Australia and Italy. of course Great Wall has a president.

  Need I say more?

Coda has potential distribution issues. has opened one “Experience Store,” in Los Those are branding exercises, at introducing consumers to the concept of vehicles and especially, natch, EVs.

Coda has opened one Center so far, in an upscale in Los Angeles.

More experienced are planned—sometime.  Meanwhile, Coda is out a steady stream of tweets customers at the LA store, I’ll it that.  Coda has also up two dealers;  Marvin K. Brown Center www.mkb.com   in San and Del Grande Dealer Group  in San Jose.

 Marvin K. Brown has a Fisker www.fiskerautomotive.com dealership.  And are in the heart of EV-friendly territories. So the are good, at least.

 But two stores does not a make.

Wonder if they something we don’t that them the confidence to sign on?  I so.

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