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Coda and China’s Great Wall Motors Announce Plans for an Affordable Electric Car
Posted By Marc Carter On April 25, 2012 @ 4:20 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 1 Comment
Coda Automotive  and China’s Great Wall Motors  have announced plans to co-develop an affordable electric vehicle that will be the first all-electric vehicle for worldwide distribution. The electric vehicle is intended to be the most affordable EV on the market, and will be designed for markets in North America, China, and Europe.
“This marks the launch of our partnership with Great Wall Motors that will enable us to bring EVs to global markets in a very efficient and cost effective manner,” said Phil Murtaugh, CEO, CODA Holdings. “We’re excited to work with Great Wall Motors  to develop the second product in CODA’s portfolio, to bring another solution to a global problem and together make high-quality clean technology accessible. Ultimately, this will enable drivers worldwide to go electric  affordably and support our mission of putting an EV in everyone’s garage.”
Coda Automotive  will bring its battery technology and knowledge of the US market to the partnership, while Great Wall Motors will contribute its product portfolio and manufacturing assets. Great Wall Motors  is the fastest growing car company in China with a full range of sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Last year, Great Wall Motors sold 500,000 vehicles worldwide. The future electric vehicle  will be sub assembled in Great Wall’s manufacturing facilities in Baoding. Final assembly of US destined vehicles will take place in Coda’s facility in the US.
“We’re thrilled to combine the expertise of Great Wall Motors and CODA  to create a solution to a global problem together,” said Wei Jianjun, chairman of Great Wall Motors. “We envision a long-term, successful relationship with CODA, creating industry-leading EVs  for our generation and beyond.”
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