Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Coda All-Electric Sedan

The Coda is a four-door, five passenger electric car manufactured by Coda Automotive. After being re-scheduled several times, the Coda is slated to begin deliveries in the United States in early 2012. Initially the all-electric CODA will be available only in California.According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Coda's 31 kWh lithium ion iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery system delivers a range of 88 mi (142 km), the longest among its class. EPA's rated the Coda's combined fuel economy at 105 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.2 L/100 km).

Body style                       5-door sedan
Layout                             Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Electric motor                 100 kW (130 hp), 300 N·m (220 ft·lb)
Transmission                  Single speed gear reduction
Battery                           31 kW·h Lifepo4 battery
Range                             88 mi (142 km) (EPA)
                                        125 mi (201 km) (Coda)
Length                            176.4 in (4,480.6 mm)
Width                              67.2 in (1,706.9 mm)
Height                             58 in (1,473.2 mm)
Curb weight                    1,660 kg (3,670 lb)
Price                               $45,000

The Coda basic model is powered by a 31 kWh lithium ion iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery system that is substantially larger than that of other vehicles in its class. Under its five-cycle testing, the EPA rated the combined fuel economy equivalent at 105 MPGe (2.2 L/100 km), with an equivalent 110 mpg-US (2.1 L/100 km; 130 mpg-imp) in city driving and 99 mpg-US (2.4 L/100 km; 119 mpg-imp) on highways. EPA's official range is 88 mi (142 km), the longest among its class, and second only to the Tesla Roadster among electric cars available in the U.S.CODA Automotive estimates the range to be up to 125 mi (201 km) under favorable operating conditions.[6] The Coda has a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) electronically limited.The battery system features an active thermal management system, which CODA Automotive states will give the vehicle a more dependable range than other BEVs and improved battery system durability.


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