EPA Issues Ratings for Electric CODA Sedan (That’s Assembled in Benicia from Chinese Parts): Uh Oh, Bad News :(

So the range of the 2013 2012 (they’ve had issues, certainly) CODA Automotive Sedan turns out to be 88 miles.

O.K.

But how efficient is it compared to a modern car, I don’t know, maybe something like the Nissan Leaf?

The first stat here is for MPGe – the Leaf does about 35% better on that score. And the second stat is for kilowatt-hours/100 miles – the lower the better on this one, so of course the CODA Sedan is higher.

Now the people at CODA have been trying to get the cost down from $45k for a while now so the Sedan is coming out with a lower price, but both varieties of Coda’s cars are still more expensive than a thoroughly modern vehicle from a manufacturer what knows what it’s doing like, I don’t know, the Leaf and Nissan?

CODA Automotive is like WebVan and Solyndra combined.

Oh well.

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6 Responses to “EPA Issues Ratings for Electric CODA Sedan (That’s Assembled in Benicia from Chinese Parts): Uh Oh, Bad News :(”

  1. mr. x says:

    Hey — so, the CODA stuff you keep posting is getting really old …. as of 6 months ago. No one pays attention to CODA anyways, so the more you diss it, the more exposure you give them….which is the opposite of what you want.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    No, news of Coda’s inefficiency just came out yesterday, right? Coda didn’t suck as hard six months ago I don’t think – they’re certainly sucking hard now.

    You don’t think the first Chinese car to be sold in America isn’t news?

    I don’t care how many cars your company sells but people should know all about coda’s lies and puffery, IMO.

    What could explain the horrible numbers from the EPA?

  3. Mr. X says:

    Ok. Sometimes it is helpful to listen to your reader base / constituency. Listening to them helps you attract more eyeballs, which is good for you, as it means more attention and more advertising dollars.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    All right, I’ll see about getting another CODA post up on Monday…

  5. Camarografo says:

    Members of the Water Army are currently vehemently defending this EV in an article on SF Chronicle’s website.
    I say the litmus test will be if the Sunset crowd ditches their status symbol German cars for this motherland whip.

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Hell to the no, that’ll be their reaction

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