CODA is more than a car company. These self-described “hippies of the car industry” are on a mission to get an electric car in every garage in the United States. They do their part by creating a more affordable, practical electric vehicle (EV), and by raising awareness of the EV option. Next month, CODA will release their four-door sedan with two battery options: 125 miles per charge, or 150 miles per charge.
While a standard electric vehicle (EV) requires overnight charge, both of CODA’s batteries only require four hours to charge up. CODAs are also reasonably priced compared to other zero emissions cars. Their sedan with a 125 mile battery has a base cost of $37,250. After federal tax savings, the price will be $29,750 and, in states where there are additional state tax credits, it can go down to $25,000-22,000.
“Research shows that the high cost of today’s alternative fuel technologies is one of the largest barriers that keep the average driver from purchasing an electric vehicle. Our continuous dedication to identifying affordable solutions and passing the savings on to our customers aligns with our mission of putting an electric vehicle into every garage,” says CODA CEO Phil Murtaugh.
CODA complements their business efforts with educational endeavors. At the CODA Experience Center in Los Angeles, the company hosts an electric vehicle speaker series the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s speaker will be Steve Glenn, CEO and Founder of LivingHomes. He will speak about sustainable construction on Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm. There is also a lot of information about EVs on CODA’s website.
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