CODA, Great Wall Motors enter into electric vehicle agreement
| August 16, 2011
DA Holdings, a California-based developer of advanced Lithium-ion power battery systems for its all-electric CODA sedan, EV powertrain and stationary energy storage applications, has entered into a Letter of Intent to develop electric vehicles with China’s Great Wall Motor Company Limited, using Great Wall models, for distribution worldwide.
The CODA EV propulsion system combines a 36kWh battery pack that sits between the front and rear axle, achieving optimal performance through balanced weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Coupled with a 134 horsepower motor that achieves 221 lb.-ft. of torque, regenerative braking system, and air-cooled active thermal management system, the CODA sedan is able to provide consumers 120-150 real-world driving miles per charge.
Fitted with a 6.6 kW onboard charger, it takes about six hours to fully charge from empty and two hours to charge for an average 40 mile commute.