Proving once again that final acts in the EV world are rarely 100-percent, you know, final, check out this bit of surprising news: The Coda Sedan is back. Sort of.
The original Coda Automotive company, after declaring bankruptcy, shifted to become a grid energy provider. An announcement on the new Coda Cars website says that two organizations, Club Auto Sales and Ready Remarketing, have bought the leftover stock of Sedan EVs from Coda and will now "offer them for sale at a substantial discount." How much? We put that question to Rick Curtis, a former Coda dealer and the man behind Ready Remarketing. "I can't disclose the price on the full vehicles because we don't want to upset the market for the current owners," Curtis told AutoblogGreen, but he did say, just like the website, that the leftover EVs are available at a "substantial discount."
Curtis said he and his partners bought 150 vehicles from Coda, 100 gliders and 50 full vehicles. Eleven of those 50 are export models with the bigger batteries (36 kWh vs. 31), so they are not legal for use in the US. The 36-kWh pack cars can be used on private campuses or sold overseas, however. To that end, Curtis said that Coda Cars is talking to a small number of buying groups interested in the whole lot, including some from Europe and South America. Despite secrecy over pricing and a non-disclosure agreement he signed with Coda to not talk about the deal that came out of the bankruptcy, Curtis could say that he is offering one glider, without a battery pack or BMS, for $7,500. That's, "a good deal for someone who wants to convert his own car, especially if he has batteries lying around," he said.
One glider, without a battery pack or BMS, is available for $7,500
If you're interested in a Coda EV, a glider or parts – Curtis said he has a warehouse in Hayward, CA with about a million dollars in parts in it, things like the UQM Powerphase 100 motor used in the Sedan – head on over to Coda Cars for more information. Curtis said the plan is to sell other chargers and parts some day, and there is even "a possibility" of getting new battery packs for the car from Coda Energy some day. The surprises keep on coming.