On Monday, the first CODA Electric Sedan rolled off the assembly line in Benicia, Calif., and three California customers are expected to take ownership of their Electric Sedans on Friday.
Coda Automotive manufactures most of the vehicle’s battery system and body in China. The parts are then shipped to the San Francisco Bay Area port city of Benicia for final assembly.
“This is just the beginning. Our founding mission at CODA is to put an electric car in every garage in the world,” said Mac Heller, the CODA executive chairman.
The CODA is the first all-electric five-passenger, mid-size sedan with full rear seating and trunk space that meets American drivers’ daily transportation needs without an ounce of gasoline:
– The 31kWh 2012 CODA mileage vehicle features 88 miles per charge EPA rating. Depending on driving habits, it can be driven up to 125 miles on a single charge, nearly four times the average daily commute.
– The 31kWh 2012 CODA has an MSRP of $37,250 and can go up to 125 miles on a single charge. In California, federal and individual state savings and credits may bring the price down to $27,250.
– An unbeatable 6.6kW onboard charging capability provides a full charge in about six hours on 240 V (Level 2 EVSE).
– The active thermal management system provides constant battery care to help optimize the battery pack’s performance in hot and cold weather conditions.
– The EV is powered by a safe and efficient lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack with an industry leading 10-year, 100,000-mile limited battery warranty.