Coda exploring Canadian opportunities

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Coda Automotive has started signing up dealers in the U.S. and says it has not ruled out entering the Canadian retail market.

“We would love to come to Canada and are exploring opportunities,” explained Larkin Hill, director of corporate communications for CODA Automotive. “We haven't confirmed specifics at this point yet.”

Coda is a privately held company headquartered in Southern California that designs, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and lithium-ion battery systems purpose-built for transportation and utility applications.

It recently announced the start of a burgeoning retail network of five dealerships in San Diego, Seattle, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The automaker’s offering of the same name is a four-door, five-passenger all-electric vehicle with a range of up to 150 miles. Production of the sedan was announced in mid-November as was its starting US base price of $39,900.