(What If Solyndra Built Cars…) Is CODA Automotive Really an “All-American, All-Electric Car Company?”

Well, here’s the latest on that horrible electric car company what says it will soon be importing electric cars from one part of China and batteries from another part of China and slapping them together in Benicia, way out in the North Bay.

From former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass:

“Just toured @CODAautomotive with @k4Beanum, 1 of LA’s fastest growing firms–Building green cars and jobs! http://pic.twitter.com/SQYtvByz


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I don’t think she has any idea about what a horrible product it is that CODA is “producing.” I don’t think  she knows where CODA is producing it.

And, now let’s hear from CODA itself – I just don’t know where the All-American part comes from.

Oh well…

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6 Responses to “(What If Solyndra Built Cars…) Is CODA Automotive Really an “All-American, All-Electric Car Company?””

  1. mkinla says:

    where did she say all-american?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    She didn’t say it, AFAIK. The All American language is in the link at abot 30 seconds in…

  3. Greg Y says:

    actually, while big chunks are built in China, they are making moves to manufacture batteries here in the US (a HUGE portion of the vehicle cost) and the motor, electronics controller, and gearbox are all made in the US already, and have been for well over a year.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Well, they’ve been “making moves” for donkey’s years. Part of the reason why the feds didn’t already do the battery factory deal in Ohio or wherever is that feds don’t want to look stupid if there’s too many Chinese connections to CODA.

    So yes, a huge portion, and that’s 100% made in China,

    The Chinese can’t make a gearbox for an old Mitsubishi, so that’s why they’re sent from America to China then to Oakland and then to Benicia and then to the customer? I don’t think so but All right.

    CODA’s been making stuff for a year but their sales are zero, which is what, about 20k per year less than predicted. This car was supposed to come out at the end of 2008, and then 2009, and then 2010, and now 2011. All right, maybe.

    And maybe you’ll get tons of people clamoring to write you checks for $50k. Maybe

  5. Anonymous says:

    Every OEM sources parts from China, not just Coda! Go work in the auto industry before making dumb comments in random hate websites. At least Coda creates US jobs!!! GO CODA !!

  6. sfcitizen says:

    No OEM takes a glider from China and mates it with a battery from China.

    The Coda Sedan is/will be (it’s a coming, by the end of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011, or so they say) a big POS whether or not I work in the auto industry.

    This is a medium-sized blog in SF, CA, not far from the final assembly plant. How random!

    Nissan “creates” hundreds of times more jobs in America, and yet it, somehow, in CODAland, sucks. OK fine.

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