CODA Automotive, a California-based, a fledgling electric car and battery company, is taking deposits for a new four-door, five-passenger, battery-electric sedan. But don’t run out looking for a dealer. The start-up automaker is rethinking the classic automotive retail system, starting with an online ordering system.
“We are excited to begin offering our friends and neighbors a vehicle that meets their day-to-day driving needs, reduces their ownership costs and satisfies their desire to be better stewards of the environment,” said Kevin Czinger, President and CEO, CODA Automotive
Consumers can now reserve a CODA with a fully-refundable $499 deposit at www.codaautomotive.com. The first deliveries will begin at the end of 2010, company officials said.
Powered by a 33.8 kWh, 333V Lithium-ion electric car battery system, the eponymous CODA sedan will be capable of 90 to 120 miles range per charge.