Browsing the "CODA" Tag

Despite Failures, DOE Green Loan Program Not Such A Flop

May 24th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

With recent high-profile failures of government-backed alt-fuel projects including Fisker Automotive and the Vehicle Production Group, one wouldn’t be blamed for thinking the green energy loan program was a flop. But a well-written analysis of the program finds that, despite incessant criticisms, the program did better than some people would have you think


CNG Taxi Van Maker Suspends Operations, Will Be Sold

May 15th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Call 2013 the Year of Reckoning for alternative fuel vehicles. There has been a seemingly endless parade of green car companies shutting down, and it isn’t over yet. The latest victim is natural gas taxi builder VPG, which has suspended operations and will soon be sold to the highest bidder. But VPG has the best chance of rising from the ashes as a bigger, better automaker


EV Maker Coda Automotive Files For Bankruptcy

May 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The bell has tolled for electric vehicle maker Coda Automotive, which earlier this year laid off almost all of its employees following dismal sales for their all-electric Coda Sedan. Today the EV maker filed for bankruptcy, and going forward will focus on “energy storage solutions.” In other words, Coda, as a carmaker, no longer exists


Detroit Electric Pledges To Launch Sedan, Hatchback By End Of 2014

April 8th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The big news last week was the return of Detroit Electric, which is launching later on this year with the SP:01, an all-electric supercar based on the Lotus Elise. Sounds familiar, right? But Detroit Electric promise it isn’t just a Tesla Motors copycat, and the newly-resurrected company is pledging to have both a pure-electric sedan and hatchback on sale by the end of 2014. The question is...how


Coda Circling The Drain With More Layoffs, Slashed Prices

January 23rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

It always sucks to see an innovative company with great ideas go under, and the green energy movement has had its fair share of casualties. But in all honesty, we don’t think anybody is surprised to see electric car maker Coda struggling to make any headway with their Chinese-built EV. With news of more layoffs and dealers slashing prices by 40%, it seems as though the writing is on the wall for Coda


CODA Announces Layoffs, Struggles To Make Any Sales

December 12th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Internet has a penchant for drama, and so it was yesterday that a story made the rounds that electric car maker CODA had announced “massive” layoffs...of 50 people. Ok, maybe not so massive, but things are still looking grim for the struggling EV maker and their bland sedan


A Very Cool EV Concept For…CODA?

December 10th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While automakers seem split over the concept of making electric vehicles blend in with the crowd, or stand out, one automaker has gone full-on bland for its EV. That company is CODA, which builds a boring electric sedan that does nothing to inspire anyone. Yet the above concept was penned with CODA in mind. Why didn’t they just build that


GE to Host EV Experience Tour

March 14th, 2011 | by Jennifer Liedke

General Electric will be hosting a seven-city Electric Vehicle Experience Tour that will bring automakers together in order to educate



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