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2012 Coda Sedan: Cars for the People


Posted on 05.13.2011 03:00 by McDonald 10

Similar to how Henry set out to make the automobile accessible for in America; a small start-up based in Santa Monica, CA to make the electric car affordable to Coda Automotive has been what they call a new compact, full-electric car for less than the competition. The past years have been a but as with any start-up company, are growing pains.

At the beginning of the company had already raised $76 dollars and is looking to end with a of $200 million. Past of this fledgling carmaker are Goldman Sachs executives should have no problem the last chunk of capital. year, Phil Murtaugh the new CEO and can back up his credentials with stints at Chrysler and General “We’re getting our production in order now.

It all takes about six weeks to them over to the United so sometime in the fourth quarter, the late fourth quarter, see cars going on sale in said Murtaugh.

The car itself is than stunning on the outside, but fuel efficiency being at the of many Californian s minds, car could be the easy answer. It achieve 90 to 120 miles on a single and charge faster than its competition.

Hit the jump for more on the Coda Sedan


Exterior and Interior

Coda the exterior of the sedan as “an effortless of style and function.” Aside all the press release sugarcoating, car really looks like a model Kia or a Volkswagen Jetta if you your eyes. Neither of cars bring about a lot of emotion from any car fan, but the of a compact car is not to be exciting. The entire of the Coda car company revolves being economical and utilitarian.

The car has everything you need; room for passengers and a full sized The trunk is one thing that of the competition in this sector boast. Keeping things Coda opted for a palette of 5 Pearl White, Metallic Metallic Silver, Sage and Sky Blue.

Standard 17-inch wheels keep things but much better than hubcaps found on older cars. One addition that the forward thinking of this is the addition of LED daytime-running lamps and LED lamps. In case you’re about different trim on the Coda, forget about it.

company runs with the philosophy as Southwest Airlines, everyone is first class. In everyone is sitting coach their legs crumpled up the person in front of you, but idea may resonate with the and more “green” crowds.

Inside, the Coda sedan is all but does include some of the futuristic ideas seen on the The shifter is an electronic rotary that selects only one of things: park, neutral, and drive. The seats can be fashioned leather surfaces, but most probably get the fabric made recycled material.

No matter the outside condition, a 2.0 kW air conditioning and standard heater will be on to combat the weather.

Perhaps the exciting piece of the interior is the nTouch Infotainment System. setup comes standard and a touch screen monitor can control the very user navigation system. Other on the system show controls for the satellite radio, weather and and even an iPod hookup.

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With cell phone becoming more and more the company has also decided to blue tooth hands technology standard.


The system in the Coda is apparently makes it stand out from the The Battery Management System controls battery function and relays information to the driver. It is of predicting the car s range based on coming from behind the

If you are driving aggressively or just out for an cruise, the Coda will be and adjust output accordingly. The phosphate battery produces electricity to make 134hp and 221 of torque. Through the use of the BMS system and the Thermal Management System the new Coda can get anywhere from miles on one charge. Using a 220 charger, the battery is ready to go in 6 which is faster than the

Coda is also supplying a that can be used in any outlet and in the trunk. In a short two hours, the car can be ready to travel another 40

The engineers at Coda wanted car to be simple and efficient and deciding to place these large can be a challenge. They were to put it beneath the vehicle in between the and rear wheel wells, helps distribute weight This weight distribution and low of gravity help the standard transmission be more efficient and increased performance.

Competition and

Coda initially had plans to their sedan in 2010, but as many new ventures, the date has pushed back significantly. If had been able to achieve goal of production last than it would have much easier to say that brought the electric car to the masses. Coda will face competition from nearly manufacturer in the industry.

Companies Chevrolet and Toyota are hot on the trail their own hybrid and electric for less money. The Coda is expected to fetch $44,900 it goes on sale. Not only is expensive, but the company plans to sell in California and then to other locations at later

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