First impressions of the Coda electric sedan & Technical specs

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First impressions of the Coda electric sedan & Technical specs

The San Francisco EAA chapter (sfeva.org) today had Coda Automotive show up to present the car and give a chance for test rides. The presenter was their VP of battery pack development and hence it was a very deep dive technical talk. I enjoyed every minute and this guy really knows his stuff -- he'd been on the EV1 program and has worked for several battery companies.

I got to sit in the car for a short ride around the block.

It's a typical average sedan except for some fancy in-cabin features. From the outside there's nothing to make this look anything special. The performance is great, handling seemed to be great, etc. All in all I think they've done a great job bringing this vehicle together and they should do well.

First impressions of the Coda electric sedan

Coda specs and technical stuff

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Does not look too ordinary to me!

It might just look like it because of the way the photos were taken, but is that heat reflective paint? That is a major point to keep the air con power requirements low, and the battery temps manageable.

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Does not look too ordinary to me!

It might just look like it because of the way the photos were taken, but is that heat reflective paint? That is a major point to keep the air con power requirements low, and the battery temps manageable.

Well spotted Mik, the prototype I saw was painted a light cream colour and didn't seem to be reflective paint.The real test of the vehicle would be to subject the Coda to the same testing procedures as a new ICE model.

But still, this is real exciting progress!

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Does not look too ordinary to me!

It might just look like it because of the way the photos were taken, but is that heat reflective paint? That is a major point to keep the air con power requirements low, and the battery temps manageable.

I'm not exactly a car buf - to me all the sedans look alike with very few distinguishing anythings. To me this car looks like any of the hundred other similar sedans out there.

They'll be offering four colors - IIRC one of them is black. I doubt it's heat reflective. I would not in a million years buy a car this color because that color tends to blend into the background.

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How much will it cost? I don't see the price anywhere?

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And there's a reason for that. We asked them several times about the cost and they were really cagey. I got the impression the target is the approx $30k area (same as LEAF) but not clear whether that's before or after the $7500 government rebate.

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