Move over Nissan LEAF, the Coda electric sedan is here, and it has a more reliable, longer range, Coda CEO Kevin Czinger told us in an interview last week. Read our extended story on the startup’s big plans, goals and financing under way here, but if you want to check out our actual test drive of the Coda electric sedan click below. (Note: Unfortunately the audio on Czinger’s mike turned out a little crackly — “hot” as they say — so we kept the clip short).
The sedan will likely be priced in the low to mid thirty thousand dollar range after subsidies and it’s meant to be a practical car for a mainstream driver — albeit the early-adopter, EV-friendly mainstream driver. Driving in the back of the Coda sedan reminded me of driving around in my trusty Honda Accord (before I sold it), with a few new car luxury perks, like its rotary dial gear shift and fancy driver screen. It’s an EV for the everyday man. And, like all EVs, its got that 100 percent torque, basically instant acceleration.