Coda Debuts $45,000 All-Electric Sedan

Electric cars have become a common thing nowadays and it's somehow difficult to see a month this year without a new EV launch. This time it's Coda Automotive's turn who recently debuted its very own all-electric sedan based on the Chinese Hafei Seibao sedan. The car is expected hit the showrooms in the fall of 2010, with California the first state to get the car.

"The Coda sedan is an all-electric vehicle for everyone," said Kevin Czinger, President and CEO, Coda Automotive. "It's a practical revolution for real drivers who need reliable transportation."

To get straight to the point, the car is powered by an electric unit which brings out 100 kW (134 hp) and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a lithium-ion battery pack supplied by China's Tianjin Lishen Battery. As for the performance figures, the car can accelerate from zero to sixty in approximately 11 seconds, while the maximum speed is electronically-limited to 80 mph (130 km/h).

As for the electric autonomy, Coda says the EV could travel as much as 120 miles, obviously depending on a number of factors. However, batteries could be easily restored through a standard outlet, with the recharging process taking around 6 hours if the battery is completely depleted.

The car is complying with the United States safety regulations as it features "custom engineered to not just meet, but to exceed US safety standards," as the official website of the company reads.

Coda EV will be priced at $45,000 when it will go on sale but the price can be reduced to around $37,500 thanks to a $7,500 federal tax credit and additional state incentives.
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