Driving into the future
Electric Car Company CODA Automotive organizes a show and tell at the Institute of the Environment
“It’s less about cars and more about a cause” is the motto of CODA Automotive, an electric car company that put on a presentation for UCLA faculty, researchers and students at the Institute of the Environment.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California CODA Automotive is a manufacturer and distributor of full-performance, all-electric, zero-emissions cars and battery transportation systems. Innovators, engineers, marketers and industrial experts collaborate to craft these electric vehicles. CODA Automotive maintains design, brand and IP control while teaming with established large-scale manufacturers and assemblers all over the globe.
According to the California Clean Cars Campaign, and other leading clean energy organizations, the largest sources of global warming pollution in the state are passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks, which are responsible for approximately 40 percent of California’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Automobiles that run on conventional fuels such as gasoline, propane and diesel emit toxins into the air and perpetuate reliance on foreign oil. Electric vehicles are an innovative solution for this acute, enduring problem.
A prototype car was on hand for inspection at the seminar. A 4-door 5-passenger sedan, the vehicle’s range is 90-120 miles, depending on driving conditions. The car is expected to retail in the price range of a traditional medium size passenger model upon initial release, and will be possibly eligible for a $7,500 Federal tax credit. CODA Automotive claims their car will save drivers thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs each year. The product will launch in California in mid-2010.
President and CEO Kevin Czinger hopes his vehicle will reduce dependence on foreign oil and lead the way to a more sustainable future, altering not just the auto industry, but the world.
Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009