Santa Monica-based electric car maker CODA Automotive has entered into a Letter of Intent to develop electric vehicles with China’s Great Wall Motor Company Limited, using Great Wall models, for distribution worldwide.
The partnership would blend key technology capabilities from China’s fastest growing and greatest profit margin automotive producer and the CODA’s class leading purpose built Lithium iron phosphate battery system.
The agreement also expands CODA’s strong relationships with Chinese automakers in the world’s largest auto market.
The CODA EV propulsion system combines an efficient class leading 36kWh battery pack that sits between the front and rear axle, achieving optimal performance through balanced weight distribution and a low center of gravity.
Coupled with a 134 horsepower motor that achieves 221 lb-ft of torque, regenerative braking system, and air-cooled active thermal management system, the CODA sedan is able to provide consumers 120-150 real-world driving miles per charge. Fitted with a class leading 6.6 kW onboard charger, it takes about 6 hours to fully charge from empty and 2 hours to charge for an average 40 mile commute.