Honolulu, Hawaii – The Coda, a new all-electric sedan produced by a California-based company, is expected to go on sale to consumers and fleet customers in Hawaii in the third quarter of 2011.
Coda said that its sedan will be one of the first affordably-priced, all-electric vehicles in the U.S. when limited deliveries begin sat the end of 2010. The four-door, five-passenger car includes a Coda-designed 33.8 kWh lithium-ion battery system, with 40 per cent more usable energy than any electric vehicle in its class. The battery has a range of up to 120 miles (193 km) across all U.S. weather conditions, the company said; the car accelerates from zero to 96 km/h in under 11 seconds, with a top speed of 128 km/h.
“Coda Automotive’s all-electric vehicle is another important addition to Hawaii’s efforts to transition to a clean energy economy,” said Hawaii governor Linda Lingle. “The State of Hawaii recognizes new electric vehicle technology and the electrification of the transportation sector will play a critical role in helping Hawaii reduce its dependency on the use of fossil fuels and achieving our 70 per cent clean energy goal by 2030.”