A partnership deal between Coda and China's Great Wall Motors has been secured. The two companies hope to release electric vehicles on a global scale, and are said to be planning a Nissan LEAF rival.
(Great Wall Voleex)
Californian-based electric vehicle specialist, Coda, will be looking to use Great Wall car platforms as a foundation to fit its already established EV technology. The specific Great Wall underpinnings it has in mind are yet to be announced, however, the Great Wall Voleex is a possible candidate for the LEAF rival.
Coda Holdings is a very small company based in the US. Although it may not sound like such a big partnership deal at first but, using the support of a big Chinese company could help Coda launch into international markets with a bit more force. CEO of Coda, Phill Murtaugh, recently said upon the partnership announcement,
"With an extensive line of vehicles, and the leading Chinese manufacturer selling in volume in the European Union as well as more than 120 countries globally, our collaboration will enable us to provide our respective customers with a broad selection of high-performing and affordable electric vehicles globally."
Coda is planning on launching its own fully electric vehicle based on the Chinese Hafei Saibao sedan later this year. The CODA EV will only be available in the US and comes with a price tag of $US44,900. Orders for the new car are already being taken.
The two companies are yet to confirm any specific release date or proposed vehicles. We'll keep you updated.