Coda: An Electric Car for the Rest of Us?

The California-based Coda Automotive is offering what just might be the real deal in terms of relatively affordable electric driving: a sub $40,000 EV that gets about 100 miles per charge. And it might be ready for purchase in California as early as 2010.[youtube] will travel between 90 and 100 miles per charge which, according to Gas2.0, would take care of 94 percent of all American commuter trips. It costs about $45,000, but dips down into the mid $30,000s after government subsides. That still places it outside the price range of plenty of people, myself included, but there is the whole not having to pay for gas thing to consider. Then there's this:"The car ships with a 6.6 kw charger, which when plugged into a 220V AC input completes charging for a depleted battery in 6 hours. The typical commuter driving 40 miles a day (and one who has access to a 220V plug) would be able to charge in 2 hours per day. The car can also recharge more slowly from std. 110V outlets. The car will have a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty, and an 8-year, 100,000 mile battery warranty."Video via PSFK.