Will A Free GE WattStation Charge Station Get You To Buy A CODA?

NOV 19 2012 BY STAFF 6

Just a month after introducing their “free miles” program in October, which saw customers of any new 2012 electric CODA get a $552 rebate off the cost of the car to cover the expected cost of electricity, CODA has introduced a new incentive to buy.

Free charge station with purchase.

Last Month CODA Offered A Cash Rebate of $552, A Value It Says Was Equal To The Cost Of Driving 10,000 Miles On Electricity

CODA Automotive is now offering California residents who purchase a new 2012 CODA electric vehicle between now and December 2nd, 2010 a free GE WattStation™ Wall-MountLevel 2 EV charger.  That offer includes a home assessment with installation of said charger (provided it is installed by Mr. Electric for under $800).  CODA puts a total value of $2,000 on the program.

About the CODA:
The company says that the “new” 2012 CODA is the “first all-electric five-passenger, compact sedan with full rear seating and trunk space that meets American drivers’ daily transportation needs without an ounce of gasoline”

  • Range: The 31kWh 2012 CODA mileage vehicle features an EPA rated combined range of 88 miles per charge. Depending on driving habits and other factors, it can be driven up to 125 miles on a single charge, nearly four times the average daily commute
  • Chaging: A 6.6kW onboard charging capability provides a full charge in less than six hours on 240 V (Level 2 EVSE)
  • Battery Technology: The CODA sedan is powered by a Lithium-iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack with an 10-year, 100,000-mile limited battery warranty
  • The CODA has an active thermal management system provides constant battery care to help optimize the battery pack’s performance in hot and cold weather conditions

The CODA is available in California, and has a starting MSRP of $37,250, of which the full $7,500 federal credit can be applied.  In California, the CVRP program brings that price down to $27,250 before this promotion.

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6 Comments on "Will A Free GE WattStation Charge Station Get You To Buy A CODA?"

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No, but a free Coda will get me to buy a WattStation 😉

J/K, the Coda is probably the most overlooked EV. It shows what an all-electric Volt or the 2013 Leaf, or a Lancer-sized Mitsubishi EV should have been like. Wish it was more widely available.

I have to agree with vdiv. Range, space, price…. Not bad.

I must admit that I was impressed by the battery & drive-train specs. I also understand that parts are sourced from all around the world including China. I simply don’t trust the quality control and some other business practices of China. We recently reinvested in an American based Co. to be a part in American success in the electrification of transportation. Yea I know; I must be a hypocrite for having an I Phone and other products, but I don’t want to lose our auto manufacturing to China as well.

No, the car looks 10 years old…


If SPX handles the install, that free charger will be $1200 before you know it.

Buying a CODA is a huge risk. The company will go bankrupt and parts and service will be unavailable. Resale value will be minimal. All other EV choices are backed by major, solvent, corporations, although Mitsubishi’s survival in the US market is questionable, the company is solid. This trade off might be worthwhile IF the CODA was much less costly than the others but it isn’t.