Coda Automotive has announced that its first all-electric sedan has been produced at its plant in Benicia, CA. The first EV to roll off the line is a silver sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack. “This is an incredibly exciting day for the Coda family and the EV community,” said Mac Heller, executive chairman, Coda Holdings. “Since day one, we’ve been dedicated to designing an electric car that provides the amenities that the American driver has come to expect, such as range, torque, and value. This car symbolizes our commitment to accelerating the adoption of EVs.”
The 2012 Coda sedan is the first all-electric five-passenger sedan mid-size sedan with full rear seating. It’s certified by the EPA with a 88 mile range, but depending on driving habits, it can be driven up to 125 miles on a single charge. The sedan’s lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack can be recharged in six hours using a 240 volt outlet.
The 2012 Coda sedan has a starting price of $37,250, but thanks to the eligible CA tax rebate of $2,500 and the $7,500 federal tax credit, the final price drops to $27,250 in California.