Los Angeles-based CODA plans to begin deliveries of its four-door, all-electric sedan in the first quarter of 2012.
The plug-in CODA will sell for about $40,795 and is eligible for at least $10,000 in government tax incentives and rebates. A key selling point will be battery technology that promises longer range -- up to 150 miles on a charge -- than its closest competitors.
CODA Automotive also says its batteries will be less affected by outside temperature changes. Cold weather -- though not a major issue in San Diego -- can substantially reduces battery performance and vehicle range.
Tesla has to start somewhere. Your idea is a billion dollars spent on a big dealer network with much of it to set up used car lots and universal auto repair/rehab facilities. That's what you have posted. No wonder you couldn't talk to them. The world of your younger days must be eternal.