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http://www.codaautomotive.com/the_car.html

Anybody ever heard of these folks? They look new to me

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http://www.codaautomotive.com/the_car.html

Anybody ever heard of these folks? They look new to me

Lisa, if you look back through the threads, you will find several covering Coda Automotive.

Coda is basically a project with a lot of very experienced EV and automotive entrepreneurs involved, as well as some really experienced business people.Given the amount of funds and experience the Coda should have been in production years ago!

Essentially, the Coda appears to be a fairly straightforward conversion of a PRC built glider, with a US designed EV drive train and PRC batteries.

Despite all the hype, the Coda is yet to see production, although prototypes have been built and exhibited.

This is fairly surprising because using the same business model, but far less funding, the Australian built, Hyundai sourced, BEV Electron EV has been on sale in Australia and NZ for the last 4 years!

The small Hyundai BEV Electron has the distinction of being the first, production manufactured, EV car sold to consumers in the modern era!

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Marco, do you have any idea on the relative regulatory requirements between the U.S. DOT and the Aussie equivalent?

I rode in a Coda sedan a couple months ago and thought it was a pretty decent car. My takeaway is they're primary contribution is the battery pack design because every other part is sourced from a 3rd party. The battery pack is their design though as you say using cells sourced from a Chinese company and produced as a JV with that company.

http://www.examiner.com/x-14333-Green-Transportation-Examiner~y2010m2d6-Coda-specs-and-technical-stuff
http://www.examiner.com/x-14333-Green-Transportation-Examiner~y2010m2d6-First-impressions-of-the-Coda-electric-sedan

Supposedly they're still on track to start selling the car this fall.

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Supposedly they're still on track to start selling the car this fall.

Dal capo al Coda! LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.C._al_Coda

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Thanks Marco, guess I learn something new everyday.
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Marco, do you have any idea on the relative regulatory requirements between the U.S. DOT and the Aussie equivalent?
I rode in a Coda sedan a couple months ago and thought it was a pretty decent car. My takeaway is they're primary contribution is the battery pack design because every other part is sourced from a 3rd party. The battery pack is their design though as you say using cells sourced from a Chinese company and produced as a JV with that company.Supposedly they're still on track to start selling the car this fall.

Australia has some of the most rigorous automotive design standards in the world. This is largely to protect the local car manufacturing industry. In addition Australia has State automotive regulations, which in the States where the automotive industry is based are even more stringent.

The Coda I inspected, seemed to be at what Australians would expect from a very basic model, budget car. These very cheap cars, sell relatively poorly to the Australian market. Australia has a very high per capita of car ownership, and expects a pretty high standard of finish.

Incentive to drive small fuel economy models, is not that great in a country of vast distances, uncrowded cities, inadequate public transport infrastructure, the second cheapest petrol, and the cheapest LPG in the industrialised world.

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