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    Report: Coda's LA store is closed, re-opening "soon" as a Tesla shop
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    Troubled EV car maker Coda has closed its Los Angeles showoom. In a twist that you're welcome to read meaning into, the space in the high-traffic Westfield Century City shopping center will re-open "soon" as a showroom for ... Tesla Motors. According to the business magazine LA Observed, Los ...

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    Followup: Off radar, Coda now dealing with multiple supplier lawsuits
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    Another ominous sign for Coda Automotive: multiple lawsuits filed by suppliers who claim they are owed money. This comes after Coda laid of about 50 employees in December and then furloughed a few more in January; news has surfaced of four lawsuits filed since June of last year. EDAG Group, an ...

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    Breaking: More layoffs at Coda Automotive
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    Details are sparse, but it appears the bad news is continuing at Coda Automotive. The company sent the following statement to AutoblogGreen today: On Friday, January 4th CODA furloughed a number of employees as the Company takes necessary action to bolster its financing and better position ...

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    Report: Inside Line wishes for more from Coda Sedan in road test
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    We gave the Coda Sedan electric vehicle decent enough marks when we took an early prototype for a Quick Spin last year. It looks like the performance-minded folks at Edmunds's Inside Line weren't so charitable, however. Inside Line found that the EV, which started deliveries in March, beat the ...

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    Report: Better Place's battery-swapping Coda taxis coming to California in 2014
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    San Francisco will get a treat of a different kind in 2014 when battery-swapping network builder Better Place starts serving a fleet of electric-powered taxis in the Bay Area, Forbes reports. Using funds from a $3 million grant from the California Energy Commission, Better Place will launch the ...

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    Report: Motor Trend names Coda Sedan a 2013 Car of the Year Contender
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    Well this ought to help things a bit. The Coda Sedan all-electric vehicle was put on Motor Trend's short list for its 2013 Car of the Year award, marking a much-needed victory for the fledgling Los Angeles-based automaker. Motor Trend praised the sedan's "subtle but undeniable intelligence" and ...

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    Report: Coda ready to increase production, sales in 2013
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    Could it be possible that around one in seven of the non-luxury electric vehicles sold in the U.S. will be made by Los Angeles-based startup Coda Automotive? That's what CEO Phil Murtaugh told Plug In Cars recently, despite the fact that the company has delivered a mere 100 Coda Sedans to the ...

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    Report: Coda will expand dealer network to 30 next year, from Oregon to Florida
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    Talk about extending your range. Coda Automotive, which sold its first battery-electric sedan in March, is looking to expand its U.S. dealership network to about 30 next year, Bloomberg News reports, citing an interview with Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh. The Los Angeles-based company will add dealers ...

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    Report: Inside Line pits Tesla Model S against Porsche Panamera GTS
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    Well, that must've been fun. Inside Line really took one for the team by road-testing the battery-electric Tesla Model S and the Porsche Panamera GTS against each other. It's a tough life. Inside Line decided the Panamera GTS was the closest competitor to the Model S based on performance, price ...

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    Report: Coda gives up on federal government loans, for now
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    Who needs the federal government when you have a big Chinese company behind you? That's what electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive appears to be asking, now that the Los Angeles-based company has withdrawn its two-year-old request for $334 million in U.S. Department of Energy loans, according ...

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    Report: Coda will sell cars through franchised dealers, not at 'experience' centers
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    To save operation costs, Coda Automotive will sell its battery-electric sedans through franchised dealers and not at its so-called "experience centers" that are designed to educate the public about EVs, Automotive News reported. Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh estimated that a franchised dealer would ...

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    Report: Coda will start selling Sedan in February, report says
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    Coda Automotive will finally start selling its battery-electric sedan by the end of February, Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh told the Detroit News. The Los Angeles-based company will soon have five dealers – one in San Diego, one in the San Francisco Bay Area and three others in locations that ...

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    Official: Infiniti releases sketch of upcoming EV sedan
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    Infiniti is using its presence here at the Frankfurt Motor Show to not only show off its newest goodness (more on that later today coming to Autoblog), but to give us a glimpse of its electrified future. The Japanese automaker released this sketch of what we're told is a five-seat, zero-emissions ...

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    GM to build new small sedan for emerging markets
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    2010 Chevrolet Spark – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has given the green light to produce a new small sedan at its Uzbekistan YoAJ joint-venture facility. The sedan, expected to be slightly longer than the Spark pictured above, will be engineered in Brazil and ...

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    REPORT: Ford believes it can get premium dollars for Fiesta... what do you think?
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    2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So you're ready to be your own 2011 Ford Fiesta agent, but you'll actually be paying for yours instead of the company giving you one to drive for free. If you want one that's got all the doodads, this is what you need to do: bring ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid can't get any greener
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    Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    One day children, will be taken to a Museum of Momentous Moments, and there among artist's impressions of the missing link and the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs will be an example of the first Toyota Prius. ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-in Hybrid broods quietly
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    Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-In Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Mercedes is working to complete the circle, combining the frugality of its smallest A- and B-Class offerings with the luxury of its S-Class offerings. For the U.S. the S400 Hybrid began the earnest trek down that road, ...

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    Top 20 efficient European gasoline-powered compact sedans
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    What?!? A list of European cars that does not include diesels? Crazy? Of course not. Although gasoline vehicles in Europe suffer from tough diesel competition, automakers still build them and are able to find plenty of buyers. While sales of compact sedans have taken a hit in recent years - ...

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    Super recyclable new Volvo S80 arriving Down Under
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    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the Volvo S80.Volvo is coming off a bumper year for sales in Australia when shipments were up 37 percent. But the Swedish automaker isn't ready relax yet. Volvo has just released is the new flagship S80 luxury sedan, available with either a ...

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