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2011 Coda Sedan

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car

    Where do you go to buy your next green car? For most consumers, the answer would be the local car dealer on the outskirts of town, but yesterday California-based Coda Automotive just opened up its first showroom -- in a shopping mall. Located on L.A’s Westside in the Westfield Century Mall, the Coda showroom nestles next to more traditional mall-shops -- a Godiva chocolatier and a designer watch company -- but the firm hopes that it will gain the attention of curious passers-by with its unconventional attitude to sales. Coda isn’t the first electric automaker to setup in a Mall...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car, at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Coda’s All-Electric Sedan Launch Date Slips Back (Again)

    In the world of electric cars, launch delays seem to be the rule rather than the exception, but one particular automaker seems even more susceptible to changing schedules than any other. A year ago California-based Coda Automotive was upbeat, promising its $44,900 electric sedan would be on the...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan at Hertz Global EV rental launch, New York City, December 2010
    Coda Automotive Needs Funding to Finish Delayed Electric Sedan

    What does $50 million buy you? We can think of plenty of good things we could do, but according to Californian electric car firm Coda Automotive, $50 million is how much it needs to bring its four door all-electric sedan to market. According to The New York Times, Christopher Rose, the...

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    Renting an Electric Car: When Is It Smart, When Is It Dumb?

    One way for potential buyers to get familiar with electric cars is to rent one. Several rental companies, among them Enterprise, have announced plans to rent 2011 Nissan Leaf and other electric models at selected locations. Renting an electric car lets you spend far more time in one than the...

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    What Ever Happened To...? 5 Electric Cars We Should Have by Now

    Nissan may have got heat recently for its long, drawn out and significantly delayed rollout of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, but it isn’t the only company struggling to fulfil its own sales figures for 2011. Over the past two years there have been a whole barrage of cars which were promised to the...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan at Hertz Global EV rental launch, New York City, December 2010
    Electric-Car Startup Coda Announces New CEO, Phil Murtaugh

    Coda Automotive, the electric-car startup that last fall delayed the launch of its all-electric Sedan, announced this afternoon that it had hired Phil Murtaugh as its new CEO. It also revealed that it plans to launch its Coda Sedan electric car into the domestic Chinese market once the car has been...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan at Hertz Global EV rental launch, New York City, December 2010

    Last year was a rough one for electric-car startup Coda. The company replaced its CEO, along with its marketing chief, and announced a delay of up to nine months in the launch of its first car, the 2011 Coda Sedan. This year is starting off on a much better note, though, with the announcement of an additional round of venture funding: $76 million, to be precise. Two new investors, Harbinger Capital Partners and Riverstone Holdings LLC, led the round. Each will each get one seat on Coda's board. Several existing backers contributed to the Series D round as well, including co-chairman and Coda...

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    And We're Off! Electric Cars Are Here; Now They Need a Charge

    It’s official: Electric cars for the mass consumer crowd have arrived. The first all-electric Nissan Leaf was sold last week to a man in California, and more are trickling in. And the first Chevrolet Volts (pictured) — GM’s model that can go up to 50 miles on battery power before...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car, 'All Electric' badge, 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Naming Electric Cars And Companies: Is Anything Good Left?

    Naming new car models is always tough. The latest head-scratcher is GM's decision to rebrand the replacement for its Aveo subcompact as the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a name better associated in the U.S. with hedgehogs or hamburgers. But that's nothing compared to the challenge of naming electric-car...

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    Hertz To Launch Electric-Car Rentals in NYC, Add Smart To Fleet

    As it gears up to offer electric cars in selected rental fleets across the country, Hertz has dribbled out details of how its Global EV program will actually work. Today we learn that New York City will be the first region to receive the electric and plug-in hybrid rental cars, with rentals to...

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    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Photos: Coda Sedan Electric Car

    Startup electric-car company Coda Automotive didn't hold a press conference at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show last week, but they did exhibit their car for the first time. Under the theme "Zen meets Tech," their booth featured a bright yellow 2011 Coda Sedan in the center, next to a full-size model...

  • Steven "Mac" Heller, interim CEO of Coda Automotive
    Five Questions: Mac Heller, Coda Automotive Interim CEO

    It can't have been a particular easy 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show for Coda Autmotive's newly minted interim CEO, Steven "Mac" Heller. Just one day before Coda hosted a reception at its new "Zen meets Tech" display booth at the greenest of all U.S. auto shows, the startup electric car company...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan, final production version

    I just spoke to electric car startup Coda’s interim CEO Steven “Mac” Heller, who is stepping in since former chief executive Kevin Czinger stepped down. Heller talked to us from Los Angeles Auto Show, where Coda is showing off its all-electric sedan — and where automotive titans like Toyota and Honda have also unveiled their electric cars. So Coda has a lot of competition from major automakers, and is competing as an underdog given that it’s not yet a well-known brand name and is selling its car at $45,000 before state and federal incentives — more than...

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    Everybody Hertz Sometimes: CODA Lifts Mood With Rental Contract

    You have to feel a little sorry for CODA automotive. A few months ago the Santa Monica firm was striding towards a December launch of its 2011 Sedan. Then as a prequel to announcing its first all-electric car would be delayed by nearly 9 months its Senior VP of Sales and Marketing left, closely...

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    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

    We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed -...

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    CODA Delays Rollout of Electric Car: Why We’re Not Surprised

    Building any car is tough. Building an electric car is tougher. Automakers must devote time, skill, technology and financial investment to designing, engineering, and cutting costs for what is still far from a mainstream drivetrain. Even Nissan, whose Leaf won GreenCarReports’ Best Car To Buy...

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    Coda Electric Car Management Turnover Continues With CEO Loss

    In a continuing run of managerial musical chairs and corporate re-structuring at CODA Automotive, CEO Kevin Czinger has resigned. CODA automotive’s first car, the 2011 Coda Sedan is due to launch before the end of 2010. Priced at $44,900, it costs $12,000 more than its closest rival, the 2011...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car, New York City, September 2010
    Michael Jackson Beats It From Coda. Is He Gone Too Soon?

    Parting is never easy. In a shock move a few days ago, Michael A Jackson, the Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Distribution at CODA Automotive, has resigned - long before the first all-electric 2011 Coda Sedans hit the roads of the U.S. On Tuesday, CODA made a short press...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt

    One of the biggest motoring events of the year is just around the corner - the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Manufacturers will be out in force with the best of their product lineup and a combination of glitzy stands and glitzy girls to make the metal seem that little bit more appealing. What we're interested in though are the electric cars being shown off to the public, so here is our run-down of the five cars we think you should spend the most time checking out at the show. 2011 Nissan Leaf If you've not heard of Nissan's Leaf by this point we might politely suggest you emerge from underneath...

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    Five Electric Cars We Can't Wait To Drive

    In recent months we've been lucky enough to get our hands on several different and important electric cars, be they range-extended EVs such as the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, electric family cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf or even the 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, a compact electric microcar most at...

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    Should You Buy Or Lease Your Electric Car?

    If you're reading this website, chances are you're already someone giving some consideration to owning an electric car. If so, great! You're one step further than the next guy to an oil-free future. However, for some the next hurdle could be a bigger one - should you lease the electric car of your...

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    Enterprise To Add 100 2011 Coda Sedans To Its Electric Car Fleet

    Electric cars and the rental market seem made for one another. While you’re not easily going to be able to make huge long-distance family trips in an electric rental car, all electric rental cars are ideal for visitors to larger cities throughout the U.S., be they on holiday or stop-over...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car, New York City, September 2010
    How the 2011 Coda Sedan Hopes To Compete With the Nissan Leaf

    Coda Automotive, the California startup that will begin delivering its 2011 Coda Sedan electric car at the end of the year, has ambitious plans. CEO Kevin Czinger expects to sell up to 14,000 all-electric compact sedans in the company's first full year of operations. The car is assembled in the...

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    2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car Priced at $44,900, $12K Over Leaf

    Coda Automotive, the electric car company that many have overlooked until recently has just launched its new site detailing vehicle price, vehicle information and range information. We’ve been guessing at the Sedan’s base price now for some time, but Coda have confirmed that the retail...

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