PHOTO CAPTION: Former Coda CEO Kevin Czinger

Coda CEO Kevin Czinger Resigns

Czinger significantly raised the Santa Monica-based company's profile.

Published: 08-Nov-2010

Coda Automotive, which plans on bringing a Chinese-American electric car to market in a few weeks, has swapped its CEO.

Kevin Czinger resigned by mutual consent, the company said. Steve Heller, co-chairman of the company, will serve as interim CEO until a replacement with deep experience in mass manufacturing and logistics can be found. Coda execs will speak at The Networked EV taking place in San Francisco on November 9. (Execs from Tesla and Panasonic, which recently invested $30 million in Tesla Motors, will also be there.)

CFO Mark Jamieson will also take on the additional role of COO, the company said.


Final assembly of Coda Electric would be in Bay Area.

Plant would create 100 jobs and product 14,000 vehicles annually.

CODA Electric priced $12,000 above Nissan LEAF electric car.

Sticker price $44,900 and with tax credits and rebates in California can drop price to $32,400.

Coda all-electric car will be deployed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car facilities.

Battery-powered Sedan has range up to 120 miles with 6.6kW on-board charger supporting full recharge in six hours.


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