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Coda Automotive starts selling cars in California

Electric carmaker Coda rolled out electric vehicles to customers in California this weekend.


Los Angeles-based Coda Automotive rolled out all-electric sedans from its Benicia assembly line on Friday.

The 2012 Coda five-passenger, midsize sedan offers full rear seating and an ample trunk. The first 500 retail vehicles come with limited-edition features to signify that the EVs are among the first Codas to hit the road, the company said.

The $35,200, EV is being sold in unique, mall-based auto showrooms inspired by Apple stores as well as conventional dealer showrooms.

Customers can go to the Coda Automotive Web site to order a vehicle and choose from two interior colors, five exterior colors, and two wheel designs.

To test drive the Coda, you have to be in California. Test drive locations are in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and at the Coda Experience Center at the Century City Westfield Mall, Fladeboe Coda at Irvine Auto Center, and Marvin K. Brown Coda in San Diego. Check the Coda Automotive Web site for details.