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So long range anxiety an all-electric CODA

September 12,

In this last part, we a look at how it feels to drive electric car that should and for all change your opinion how electric cars do work and can than efficiently 95% of your needs. Here was how the drive

Driving The 4 Corners Of Los Angeles . The is designed to be very similar to a car, something that please many gasoline drivers. The information system you what and how much is drawn on the so that you can maximize your

The 80 miles drive we took Los Angeles was varied enough to us a true sense of what to from such an electric car in one of the situation, typical Los Angeles traffic. We even drove our on the Los Angeles river infrastructure once muscles cars it out with Grease and American nullifying any fear of driving in the The highly diversified ride us uphill, downhill, on highways and canyon roads where we able to test the car’s potential.

Driving around the a full day making stops recharging certainly will you from any over hyped anxiety issues other have. The CODA behaved well in the middle of traffic, had no getting out of a lane and zip to another We even pulled out from a light full throttle, to witness the incredulous stares other gasoline sedans. On the at higher speeds is probably the CODA impressed us most. Its from the 60 to 65 mph zone to higher was surprisingly zippy.

In many ways, it reminded us of the Roadster’s similar capacity of at that speed and we now understand Thomas meant by “elasticity”.

Handling . The CODA handled up and down the Malibu canyons its evenly dispersed weight of 51% 49 back made very We reached our final destination 9% of the usable battery left, and up to if we were to crawl to a recharge sort of like the reserve on tanks. This was after and go, uphill downhill, highways and driving for an entire day!

has come a long, long way I first drove its early prototype in 2009. While the car zippy then, it was only a prototype. This final series is ready for the general with enough performance and of range for 90% of the US population.

In the end, is certainly positioned as a serious player. It’s remarkable to see this group of highly engineers and car enthusiasts have in 5 years. CODA has managed to an electric car with truly performance, that will become a reference point for Considering 98% of trips are under 120 the CODA is more than of offering this to many US

It’s trunk space is truly impressive.

Finally, has taken a big bite out of the whole anxiety myth with its 133.6 miles of range. was the first I drove an entire day in traffic, highways and canyon without worrying about CODA’s impressive performance is the of careful engineering and its all-electric car appeal to many without a learning curve.



CODA is a based electric car and battery focused on clean technology. core technology – advanced battery systems – will a new generation of clean vehicles and improve the efficiency and rate of of clean energy sources wind and solar power. 100% electric sedan is the product to benefit from its technology.

CODA has a global to manufacture CODA-designed battery with Lishen Power one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cells and a key supplier to Apple®, Samsung® and Vodafone. Lishen the battery systems according to design specifications.

The CODA Team . With a diversified engineering team, in together 1000 years CODA brought in the final automobile car guys. Steven Heller, as Executive Chairman 20 plus years of investment experience.

Phil Murtaugh . in as Chief Executive Officer in 30n years of General Motors as well as Shanghai GM; EVP, Operations, for SAIC and CEO, Operations for Chrysler.

Paul SVP Engineering brings over 40 of experience from the shop to executive positions in client and with Paul Ritchie with CODA and GM as clients and an presidency and CEO positions at Porsche NA, as well as executive director of operations for Magna Steyr NA. began his career as a design working for British Aerospace, and worked at Ford Motor and then worked at Hawtal and Porsche Engineering Services.

Hausch, SVP Sales, Marketing . and is esponsible for the global launch of cars, brands and networks 20 plus years experience, as as serving as VP Europe, Middle Africa for Chrysler Group, and as VP of international sales and executive of international sales and marketing for Group and DaimlerChrysler. As you can see, of the team now has extensive global experience, and even professionally cars.


The CODA 2012 sedan is a five-passenger battery electric (BEV) capable of providing a best-in-class all-season range of up to 125 on a single chargei.

The zero-emission comes equipped with standard features including: radio with MP3; iPhone® and USB connectivity; 7-inch touch-screen featuring a turn-by-turn system that monitors efficiency; Bluetooth® hands-free system; air conditioning; power power door locks; aluminum-alloy wheels.

Standard equipment includes: Anti-Lock System, Electronic Stability with Traction Control, six and child protection locks.

All-electric, four-door, five-passenger

Zero tailpipe emissions

A charged CODA goes up to 125 on a single charge Electronically top speed of 85 mph

Recharge time in 6 hours from a 240V charger


31 kWh usable capacity (total of 33 kWh) lithium iron (LiFePO4) battery system Thermal Management System that uses heated and airflow

DC: DC converter producing 2.2 kW @ 13V

6.6 kW / input or 1.3 kW / 110 VAC input on-board

Batteries located under the for optimum weight distribution, safety and performance — —


Electric motor 100 kW/134 horsepower and best-in-class 300 lb.-ft. of torque Single-speed transmission


independent suspension with struts and rear multilink rack and pinion power

17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels 205/45 R17 all season tires

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Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Stability (ESC) and Traction Control Six standard air bags:

· Advanced front driver and passenger

· Front seat-mounted side air bags

· Roof-mounted side-curtain air

· Front seat belts force limiters and pre-tensioners steering column

· LATCH restraints

· Tire Pressure System


Overall 176.4 inches

Overall 67.2 inches

Overall 58.0 inches

Wheelbase: inches

Headroom (front/rear): inches Shoulder Room 53.0/52.4 inches Legroom 41.3/30.3 inches

Trunk 14.1 cubic ft. Curb 3,670 lbs.


Limited Warranty: 10-year / Powertrain Limited Warranty: / 60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited 3-year / 36,000-mile


CODA controls all of design, manufacturing and engineering internally. The CODA’s components and are sourced from all over the The majority of the vehicle’s key electric components are manufactured in the United

The body/chassis glider is manufactured at an facility the company leases and in Harbin, China, where engineers maintain strict over quality and safety. The gliders are then shipped to Northern California, where the key drive components – including the system – are installed, and complete assembly, final inspection and assurance processes are performed.

i range and vehicle performance vary depending on personal style and charging method, conditions, weather and cargo

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