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LA Auto Show EV newcomers Wheego and Coda provide alternatives to Nissan Leaf

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LA Auto Show: EV newcomers and Coda provide alternatives to Leaf

The ongoing electrification of the car is America’s entrepreneurial spirit. Fisker and Tesla Motors gotten a lot of attention with pricey electric models. two new companies have surfaced at the LA Auto Show —Coda and small all-electric cars at mainstream buyers and innovative to selling them.

Wheego, in Atlanta, will begin a small, two-seat electric car next month. It’s the same size as the Smart and is called the Wheego LiFe, a take on the elemental symbols of its technology: lithium (li) and (fe).

The LiFe will retail for which is similar to the price of the Leaf. The $7,500 electric-car tax incentive would bring down to about $25,500. The says the car will travel 100 on a full charge, go up to 70 mph, and eight hours to recharge on a circuit (about 20 hours on a circuit). While the chassis and are built in China, Wheego that 75 percent of the car’s is American, as are 27 of its 30 suppliers.

The LiFe is assembled in Ontario,

The car will be sold through auto dealerships throughout the More than 20 dealers are on so far in states such as California, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, and the Northeast. The full dealer is on the company’s website, www.wheego.net.

can also order the LiFe and have it shipped to them.

which is based in Santa CA, plans to begin selling a four-door, five-passenger sedan in in the second half of 2011. Its no-haggle price will be before tax incentives. The federal and incentives of $7,500 and $5,000, would drop this to

In the meantime, a $499 deposit hold one for you.

Wheego LiFE Electric Cars

The company the car will go 90 to 120 miles on a full and its lithium-iron phosphate battery can be in six hours with an onboard charger. Instead of using auto dealerships, the Coda will be sold through A representative said that a store could be located in a and that test drives be conducted in, say, the parking (Hmm. We recommend spending at 30 minutes test driving a car on a of roads before buying.)


The car could also be ordered at www.codaautomotive.com. Either way, owner would be assigned a valet that would be the contact for all things Coda you own the car. This includes your electrical needs, with permitting and installation of any delivering the car, and being on to provide help with or problems.

As with the Wheego, the sedan’s and body are built in China, final assembly in California. says that about 35 of the vehicle’s components are manufactured in the States.

Keep an eye here for on these and other new EVs as the electric-car era to gain momentum.

See our guide to economy for advice on saving Learn about future in our guide to alternative fuels .

Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars

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