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CODA – Pricey Car without Premium Features

By Addison (10/5/10)

I settled for a ride in the CODA, not a test CODA was taking people for at the Santa Monica Alt-Car but not letting them drive, in to hundreds of potential buyers the Nissan Leaf .

Sorry, but did not appear to be worth $44,900 in with the more sexy, fully appointed Nissan priced at only $32,780. pure battery- electric are targeting 100-mile ranges. with 33.8 kWh lithium pack is likely to have a real world range Nissan with 24 kWh battery

  You can also charge the 2011 twice as fast at 6.6 kW/h, of 3.3 kW/h with the 2011 With the 2012 LEAF will have the same speed.

Riding in the CODA felt being in my Civic Hybrid, a but an ordinary 4-door 5-seat OK features, but nothing special. The felt like a conventional but nothing special.

The legroom was a more cramped than in the and Chevy Volt. With you get an off-the-shelf chassis and assembled system; with Nissan you get a car from the ground-up to be a unique right down to the ECO mode and telematics. At least CODA is respected drive system such as Borg Warner, UQM motors, Energy CS, Delphi and Lear on board charger.

currently has batteries made in in a joint venture with Power Battery. The CODA is sub-assembled in Harbin, China, and to the US for final assembly in California. is trying to secure DOE loans for at $400 million to build a and vehicle assembly plant in Ohio, for production starting

The company’s pitch is that could create 2,000 in the U.S. although these be at the expense of 2,000 Nissan battery and assembly jobs in or 2,000 Ford electric car and jobs in Michigan. Competition get intense. The good news is more lithium batteries and cars will be built in the U.S.

VCs and private investors as former Secretary of Treasury Paulson are making $100 bet on CODA getting fed funding and an IPO. Tesla’s market cap of $2 has encouraged investors. But without fed the limited vehicle warrant of 3 or 36,000 miles might be but customers may have doubts the company being there for the or 100,000 mile battery

Buyers who can afford to pay $45K for an car with extra range are likely to step-up to the Tesla S at $57,000 and get more range, premium features, and a certain wow If car drivers want extended and balk at $45K, then may go with a plug-in hybrid.

needs to weigh its strategy It’s pricing demonstrates China partners will not it win the cost battle with that make cars by the such as Nissan, Ford, and Toyota and Honda. The range may get CODA a few thousand buyers, if it can much better range the LEAF, Ford Focus and other EVs coming to market at of $12,000. CODA needs to be distinctive for consumers, or to deliver vehicles for fleets like and emergency responders, to justify the big premium. There will be winners in the electric car market.

The race is on.

CODA Specs:

range 90 to 120 miles

Top Speed 80 mph limited)

Charge Time 6 from 220V (30AMP) 2

5 passenger

Limited Vehicle 3 years / 36,000 miles

Battery Warranty 8 years / miles

Battery Chemistry iron phosphate (LiFePO4)

Configuration 728 cells (104s7p)

Energy 33.8 kWh

Nominal Voltage 333V

Motor 100 kW/134 hp

Motor Torque 300 Nm lb-ft

Single gear

Drive Ratio 6.54:1

Converter 2.2 kW @ 13V output

Charger 6.6 kW / input or 1.3 kW / 110 VAC input (back-up

Air Conditioning 2.0 kW cabin cooling

Four-wheel independent with and rear MacPherson struts

Wheels 17-inch 5-spoke with 205/45/RF17 tires

with electric power

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Turning Radius 17.5 ft ft (wall)

Wheelbase 102.3

Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/36.6

Shoulder Room (front/rear) inches

Legroom (front/rear) inches

Overall Length inches

Trunk Space 20 ft

Overall Width 68.5

Passenger space 82 cubic ft

Height 57.6 inches

Weight 3,682 lbs

Entertainment features = satellite-ready AM/FM/XM with MP3, iPod,® and USB connectivity

8-inch color featuring turn-by-turn navigation available real-time weather and updates

GreenScreenTM system monitors driving efficiency

hands-free phone system

vehicle security system

By Addison. Founder of the Clean Report, author of Save Save the Planet. John about electric cars, energy, and sustainability. (c) Copyright Addison.

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