2011 Coda Sedan electric carEnlarge Photo
It’s taken a long time arriving, but we finally know how much a 2012 Coda Sedan will cost you to buy: $39,900 before state and federal incentives.
In a press release to coincide with the start of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Coda has finally disclosed some of the key features of its much-delayed all-electric sedan, as well as confirm that production is already under way on its first ever car.
Coda claims the 2012 Sedan’s battery pack will travel up to 150 miles on a single charge, although it has yet to publish any official EPA rating for the car.
Acceleration is not disclosed at this time, but Coda claims the Coda Sedan’s 99 kilowatt electric motor is capable of producing 221 lb-feet of torque, enough to accelerate it to a top speed of 85 miles-per-hour without holding up traffic.
Faster than Leaf, Volt to charge
cutaway drawing of 2011 Coda Sedan electric car
cutaway drawing of 2011 Coda Sedan electric carEnlarge Photo
Fitted as standard with a 6.6 kilowatt battery charger, Coda says the 2012 Sedan will charge from empty to full in as little as six hours, with a partial charge to give 100 miles of range possible in 2 hours, 50 minutes.
At this point we should probably note that although most public charging stations should support the Coda Sedan’s more powerful on-board charger, some older, or cheaper level 2 charging stations may not, resulting in longer charging times.
Ten year, 100,000 mile battery warranty
Rather than offer the eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty offered by most of its competitors, Coda says the 2012 Coda Sedan will come with a ten-year, 100,000 mile battery warranty, whichever is sooner. This should also help ensure the 2012 Coda Sedan is eligible for all the perks that California offers production electric cars, including access to the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes and an additional $2,500 in electric vehicle purchase rebates.
2011 Coda Sedan electric car, New York City, September 2010Enlarge Photo
For most owners, we’d expect the 100,000 mile limit to be hit within the first eight years of ownership rather than ten, but we’re pleased to see Coda offering a warranty period which should allow it to compete on an even playing field with much larger automakers.
More than a Leaf, Less than a Focus Electric
At a recommended starting price of $39,900 before state and federal incentives, the 2012 Coda Sedan is some $4,700 more expensive than the now-popular 2012 Nissan Leaf, and a just $95 cheaper than the 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
And in many ways, the 2012 Ford Focus is more of a direct challenger to the Coda than the Nissan Leaf. With a similar-sized engine and the ability to charge to full in under four hours, the 2012 Ford Focus matches the Coda on all but range.
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