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USA: A closer look at CODA’s all-new electric official launch

There’s no denying this electric car from CODA was made for those who don’t want a technical learning curve going from a regular sedan to an electric car. The electric CODA was superbly well engineered. Here is a closer look at what lies under the hood.
View slideshow: CODA unveils the official no range anxiety electric car

Why Lithium Iron Phosphate. While most electric car makers use lithium-ion batteries, CODA chose the more efficient and environmentally friendlier lithium iron phosphate, LiFePo4. It was a balancing act that reflected the battery goal of achieving the longest range, most durable pack, and an all-climate performance with fastest charging times. The battery pack is arranged with medium prismatic cells since its manufacturing process was easier and struck a good balance with easy cooling. The Battery Management System, BMS senses humidity and in the event of a crash, automatically disconnects the battery pack. It also determines between real time and estimated energy battery and capacity levels.
A zen time in a CODA
A zen time in a CODA
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Coda Battery Life Expectancy. The life expectancy of the battery pack will once and for all stop naysayer’s worn out rhetoric. It is set at 150,000 miles that will still give you 90% of its full capacity, making it on par with best in class internal combustion engines. In comparison, lithium-ion batteries show a 20% loss at 90,000 miles. It’s estimated battery span is of 350,000 miles. But the thermal management system is where the real genius lies. It allows for a consistent optimal efficiency and range by managing ambient temperature, regardless of extreme weather conditions. By avoiding the high and low temperatures, the battery not only offers maximum potential but its extends its lifespan.

Stated Range vs. Actual Range. With an EPA estimated range of 88 miles per charge, the certified UDDS rating is an impressive 133.6 miles. What this means is you will be able to get 125 miles with one charge in most situations. Its 6.6kW onboard charger recharges the EV in six hours at level 2, 240 V. The stated 31.5 kWh of actual battery capacity is what sets CODA apart form the competition. In comparison, GM’s Volt only has a usable battery of 10.4 kWh, while the Mitsubishi I MiEV has 13, the Tesla Roadster 53, while the Nissan Leaf has 21.5, making the CODA a winner in this category.


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