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Coda steers toward to build electric car

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The car may be coming to Benicia.

Coda based in Southern California, may start assembling in Benicia a sedan that the company to start selling this Coda is negotiating with which runs an auto-processing there, to do the work.

Coda join Northern California’s but growing cadre of companies make electric vehicles or components — companies as Tesla Motors in Palo Zap in Santa Rosa and Electric International in Stockton. Benicia couldn’t be happier, assuming the goes through.

One doesn’t to count one’s chickens that’s for sure, said Elizabeth Patterson. But they’re a company with a great

It’s a company facing a challenge.


The Coda Sedan hit the market at the same time as the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the Volt, a new kind of plug-in All will be trying to appeal to the pool of electric-car enthusiasts trying to woo ordinary drivers about the new technology. Coda, a little known outside the industry, can’t count on the recognition of its competitors.

But Coda, the Monica company, hopes to the differences between itself and the automakers to its advantage.

This is going to be a 100 percent car by a 100 percent electric car company, Kevin Czinger. Coda’s executive officer. We’re not the of trillions of pounds of CO . That’s a different type of brand.

also will pitch its as a better piece of engineering other plug-ins.

The company, said, uses a more mileage testing standard does Nissan. Under driving conditions, he said, The Sedan will run 90 to 120 miles on a charged battery, even in weather. By the same standard, he the Leaf will get only 60 to 70 on a charge.

Nissan says that on speed, weather conditions and the use of air the Leaf will get anywhere 62 to 138 miles per charge.

People to feel that, ‘If I to drive another 30 or 40 miles I’m not going to be sweating Czinger said.

U.S. incentives

Priced at $44,900, the Coda Sedan will more than its competition. The sticker price is $32,780, and the is $41,000.

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All three cars qualify for a $7,500 federal tax The Leaf and the Coda sedan will qualify for a $5,000 from California for zero-emission but the rebates are handed out on a first-come, basis, and the program has limited

As good as Coda’s technology may be, the may be a significant deterrent for many

The big issue here is, it’s a car the size of a Civic or an Accord, and going to be 45 grand, said Olsen. editor in chief of For that kind of money, if buying just a gas sedan, you can get a nice car.

Considering the of all the plug-ins, name recognition be a deciding factor for many If I had to pick, I’d stick the dealer who’s been in my 30 years, Olsen said.

Coda and Amports reach an the cars would not be manufactured in Rather, they would final assembly there, pieces built elsewhere.

Factories in China

The sedan’s and body will be manufactured at a Coda leases in northern The battery system — the of an electric car — will be at another Chinese factory by Lio Systems, a joint venture Coda and Lishen Power

Coda has, however, for a U.S. Department of Energy to build a lithium-ion battery factory in Ohio, a plant Lio would operate. About 40 of the car’s components already from U.S. companies.

we’ll build the entire car in the United States, Czinger But the best can’t be the enemy of the

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