Los Angeles 2011: Coda Shows Off Sedan, Lowers Price

Coda, the electric car company, took the stand this year at the L.A. Auto Show once again with its gasoline-free sedan, but this time brought some big news. Not only has it teamed up with General Electric to distribute a charging system, it has also dropped the price of its car by $5000.

The Coda sedan — which is available to order either on the company’s website or at its retail store in Santa Monica, California — will now retail starting at $40,795, including the $895 destination charge. That gets buyers a midsize, four-door sedan powered by a 134-hp, 221-lb-ft electric motor that draws power from a 36-kWh lithium ion phosphate battery pack; a single-speed transmission sends power to the front wheels.

Options for the Coda include premium paint in either Pulse Dark Red or Fathom Dark Blue and black 17-inch alloy wheels, both which cost $495 a piece, and leather-trimmed seats with a premium audio system for $1495. The Coda also comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile battery warranty as standard.

The tie-up with GE will now provide Coda customers with a GE WattStation EV Wall Mount charging station for their homes. The GE charger can charge the Coda in four hours for a 100-mile range or a short as two hours for a 50-mile range. A full charge to get the Coda’s full 150-mile range will take six hours.

For more on the 2011 Los Angeles Show, including videos, the latest photos, and more information, click here to visit our L.A. Show homepage.