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Not much in the press...but they're on track to deliver to customers in February... anyone taken this for a test drive or otherwise familiar with CODA?

150 miles of range... around $32K after rebates/credits...

Looks like a Honda or Ford to me...




 

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^^^^^^ I agree. But at this point in time, the more of these cars come into the market, the better it is for everyone, including Fisker.

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February, like the next month set to start here in a few days? Where are all the auto magazine reviews and test drives?
 

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February, like the next month set to start here in a few days? Where are all the auto magazine reviews and test drives?
They apparently have a shop setup in Century City (West of LA) so I may pop in and take one for a spin to compare to the Karma.
 

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Thank God for clear headlights and red tail-lights. Without that, I wouldn't be able to tell if that car was coming or going. That front styling is hideous. The rest is mundane.
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kabalah70 said:
February, like the next month set to start here in a few days? Where are all the auto magazine reviews and test drives?
Not sure I believe it. They've missed more self-imposed deadlines than fisker (though I doubt Coda has a bunch of people waiting anxiously for one). The last article out stated they were supposed to deliver in December...
 

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kabalah70 said:
February, like the next month set to start here in a few days? Where are all the auto magazine reviews and test drives?
Not sure I believe it. They've missed more self-imposed deadlines than fisker (though I doubt Coda has a bunch of people waiting anxiously for one). The last article out stated they were supposed to deliver in December...
Yeah we'll see... its nice to see a sub $30K (as low as $25K I've heard) after rebates... that can do 120-150 miles and is reasonably practical (though definitely not "luxury" ... more of a "working man's EV").
 

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Agreed, it's a great first step. I do think the bland styling may do it a disservice though. People already see EVs as quaint appliances.
 

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Agreed, it's a great first step. I do think the bland styling may do it a disservice though. People already see EVs as quaint appliances.
Maybe, but the interior fittings and styling looks pretty good for a car of this price range. I guess the thinking is that you don't really look at the outside of your own car very much anyway, so they spent their time and money on the inside of the car.

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Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, I wonder if they are using A123 or someone like China Aviation (formerly Sky Energy). Anyone? Ah, Wikipedia says Lishen Power, but it could be out of date. No reason not to believe it at the moment. I wish them the best but I will be sticking with my Tesla Model S deposit if I get an all electric car and my Brammo Empulse motorcycle, if they come out this year.
 

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Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, I wonder if they are using A123 or someone like China Aviation (formerly Sky Energy). Anyone? Ah, Wikipedia says Lishen Power, but it could be out of date. No reason not to believe it at the moment. I wish them the best but I will be sticking with my Tesla Model S deposit if I get an all electric car and my Brammo Empulse motorcycle, if they come out this year.
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Are you getting a Model S in addition to your Karma?
 

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Not sure, I am still holging my deposit on it. P-95 is my seuqence number, which means 95 of the regular production after the 1000 Signature Editions (S sequence number) and after all the Roadster preferred customers (R sequence number). Not sure if Tesla will produce regular cars along side the SE's as I do not know if they are all sold out. I did read that they are planning on producing 85kWh cars first, then 60kWh, and finally 40kWh cars last. So, one's sequence number can get 'out of order' based on the battery one wants. Of course, they have thrown the performance package in the mix too.

I need to know more about the car. It does not look like they are making the batteries 'swappable' any more, but I am curious if one can upgrade after buying the car, or if the chassis or wiring prevent upgrades or make it uneconomical.

I also want to know more about their supercharging network. I also want to know how difficult it would be to put in an aftermarket Lithium Titanate battery as i would rather have a car that can go 150 miles on a 10 minute charge than one that can go 160 miles on a half hour charge for long distance, with a 250kW level 3 charging station of course, which are nearly non-existant at the moment.

That being said, the Tesla was a hedge bet more so against the Fisker being horrible. Since I am loving it, I will probably end up waiting for a 2015 or later Tesla Model S, when some of these issues have been better answered.

I am 100% definitely getting my Brammo Empulse 10.0 electric motorcycle if they come out this year. At $14995 minus the $1500 tax rebate, it is a steal. Hopefully, no price creep will enter into it, which it might considering they are putting the six-speed transmission in it, which will be their justification, I am sure.
 

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kabalah70 said:
I need to know more about the car. It does not look like they are making the batteries 'swappable' any more, but I am curious if one can upgrade after buying the car, or if the chassis or wiring prevent upgrades or make it uneconomical.

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I am 100% definitely getting my Brammo Empulse 10.0 electric motorcycle if they come out this year. At $14995 minus the $1500 tax rebate, it is a steal. Hopefully, no price creep will enter into it, which it might considering they are putting the six-speed transmission in it, which will be their justification, I am sure.
Based on discussions over at TMC, the battery can be swapped, though they are not working hard to enable fast-swapping at the moment. It's also assumed you can upgrade your pack (again though, they're focusing on rollout right now).

Got a link to the cycle?
 

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I bet the NAV works perfectly and no one will ever be locked inside...
 

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Sorry, I ended up googling it but didn't post back. Pretty cool, though I'm not sure I can abandon my extra 2 wheels ;)

The video says 2011 delivery, does no one release on schedule?
 
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