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Which electric car is best: i-Miev, Focus Electric, Model S, or Volt

Coda is in the news with assembly of the first production electric so we take a look at the company s their electric car offers the value proposition of electric in its class.

A Coda, a Focus an i-Miev, a Leaf, a Model S, and a walk into a bar, the asks them which the best value in electric and they each point to While this falls as a joke, the electric automakers are strategies that deliver a of price and value tradeoffs. environmental and energy security are top issues for many prospective car owners, to reach the mainstream car means delivering a powerful proposition.

Because all the vehicles named are more expensive their non-electric counterparts, the proposition becomes harder to The higher up-front cost has to be by savings on maintenance and fuel. been shown that cars are cheaper to fuel, because electricity is a less fuel than gasoline. and electric cars are far more with their energy gasoline.

But does that add up to making cost of ownership less The answer to that depends on way the price of gasoline goes.

In the Coda Automotive’s marketing lists these five points as their big win over the electric cars: Best in driving range, Best in range-per-dollar, Fast and easy Dependable range, and Superior technology.

Let’s see how the various cars stack up against other on these points.

The range of electric cars from 62 miles for the Mitsubishi up to 300 miles for the Tesla Model S. occupies an interesting sweet in driving range. At the high end is, of the Tesla Model S with a 300 maximum driving range, but at a car price. The Coda Sedan, Leaf, Chevy Volt, Focus Electric and perhaps the i-Miev are all in roughly the same of car: Family sedans. the i-Miev is a Compact sedan) Of cars, the Coda electric car has the driving range. The EPA rated are: Coda, 88 miles; Focus Electric, 76 miles; Leaf, 73 miles; Mitsubishi 62 miles.

The Chevy Volt has a 35 mile driving range, but with a engine/generator providing up to 310 miles of range.

What makes the is the Coda battery pack, at 31 is a lot bigger than the others. The Leaf and Ford Focus packs are 24 kilowatt-hours apiece, the is 16 kilowatt-hours, and the 300 mile Tesla S has an 85 kilowatt-hour pack. The 300 mile car is possible today, simply by a large enough battery to provide the power, but the cost the Model S out of range for most What Coda has done is a car with a larger battery at about the same price as the and Focus Electric.

GM has taken a approach to total driving and rather than depend on the pack it built in a gasoline to extend the range.

Talking driving range per dollar . how do the stack up? The i-Miev SE model, an MRSP $31,125, is $502 per of driving range, and for the ES model an MRSP of $29,125 it is $469/mile of The SE model includes the CHADEMO charge port, however, 30 minute quick charges as a way to driving range. The Nissan SV, MSRP of $35,200, costs per mile of range, while the SL MRSP of $37,250, costs per mile. The SL model also with a CHADEMO fast port for 30 minute recharges.

The 31 kilowatt-hour Coda, MRSP of costs $426 per mile of The Chevy Volt, MRSP of costs $1,127 per mile of but of course this is skewed by the engine which gives a per mile of total range of The Ford Focus Electric, of $39,200, costs $515 per of range.

The 300 mile Tesla S, MRSP of $77,400, costs per mile of range.

One of the distinguishing already mentioned is fast . The higher the charge rate, the you can travel per day. The i-Miev and both have a 3.3 kilowatt giving 12 miles or so of range per of charging. Both can have a fast charger giving an 80% within 30 minutes. The Chevy also has a 3.3 kilowatt charger, but its engine/generator recharges the battery while driving by burning The Coda electric car, and the Electric both have a 6.6 charger for a faster base rate, but neither have an for a fast charger.

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The Tesla Model S comes either a 10 or 20 kilowatt charger, Tesla’s proprietary non-standard port, and giving either 31 or 62 per hour of charging. The car comes an adapter to use standard J1772 stations.

What Coda by Dependable Range is whether the car its rated range in all weather Cold weather diminishes capacity, as anybody who’s had to get a start on a cold morning can The Coda electric car includes an thermal management system to or cool, the battery pack on ambient conditions.

The i-Miev has an Cold Zone Package to cold battery packs, and the Leaf can condition the pack charging to warm it up.

Coda’s last point, battery technology , really on how you slice it. Coda uses Iron Phosphate batteries, to be highly safe and have longevity, but at the cost of energy The other manufacturers are using battery chemistries and no doubt their choice is the best.

The are battery longevity (number of cycles), power density kilowatts the battery can deliver), density (the kilowatt-hours the can squeeze into the car) and The biggest concern is the number of cycles a battery pack can because of the battery pack cost. If the pack were to NOT for the lifetime of the car, one could end up a good condition car and a bad battery and paying many thousands of to replace the pack.

As we can see Coda’s car compares favorably on all counts. It good range, and a good per mile of driving range, for its of car. While the Tesla S has some advantages, the cost out the showroom door is above

Coda’s price puts it reach of a much larger of people. The Chevy Volt an interesting tradeoff in a different because the gasoline generator is a choice letting the Volt ignore range limitations burning fossil fuels. A tradeoff is the choice between a unknown startup, and a major Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM and Ford all decades of auto-making experience, Coda and Tesla are the newcomers.

Newcomers can arrive with ideas, but the incumbents all know a or two about the automobile business.

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