CODA drives its first all-electric 2012 car off production line

Mar 16, 2012

The first fully assembled EV sedan from CODA Automotive, Benicia, Calif., drove off the final assembly line March 12. The all-electric 2012 CODA five-passenger sedans will be sold in California.

The all-electric car company continues to support the growth of green jobs in Northern California — including the installation of the vehicle’s central powertrain unit and other electrical components — at a facility located approximately 30 miles from San Francisco. With the initial assembly of the glider chassis and lithium-ion battery pack conducted in China, all research and design, marketing and sales are conducted at the company’s global headquarters in Los Angeles.

The CODA will soon be available for purchase at dealerships throughout California. The vehicle’s styling affords opportunity to all manner of restyling with aftermarket products.

The new 2012 CODA mid-size sedan has full rear seating and trunk space and uses no gasoline. It has a driving range that features 88 miles per charge EPA rating. The sedan carries an MSRP of $37,250; in California, federal and individual state savings and credits may bring the price down to $27,250.

Onboard charging provides a full charge to its lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack in about six hours on 240V.