Coda Unveils Electric Car Pricing at $45K, Above Volt & LEAF

Electric vehicle maker startup Coda has finally released the pricing of its inaugural vehicle, and at almost $45,000 it’ll cost you almost $4,000 more than GM’s Volt, and over $12,000 more than the Nissan’s all-electric LEAF.

Electric Car 101: Lease or Buy?

If you’re sold on a plug-in car, one of the next questions to answer is whether to lease or buy your chosen model. Here are five things to consider as you hunt for a plug-in car deal that fits your budget, driving habits and preferences.

10 Things to Know About the Nissan LEAF

Nissan is reportedly taking its first official orders on Tuesday for the all-electric LEAF, which will basically be the first mass-produced mainstream-targeted electric vehicle on the market. Here’s what you need to know about the Nissan LEAF.

Waiting for the Electric Car Price War

As plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars gradually make their way to dealers’ lots over the next 12 months, we are likely to see more aggressive price cutting and hardcore marketing deals in an attempt to lure consumers away from their good ol’ gasoline vehicles.

Renault-Nissan Charges Ahead With Electric Cars in China

As Google (s GOOG) mulls pulling out of China, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is digging in. The French-Japanese auto duo has just detailed its first deal with a Chinese city to develop electric vehicles and infrastructure. Under the pilot program announced Thursday, Nissan will roll out 25 electric vehicles in Wuhan starting in 2011 with the Nissan LEAF sedan. The Wuhan government will build 250 electric vehicle chargers, and two additional “quick chargers,” for installation in the city. Both Wuhan and Nissan plan to work on marketing, collaborating on “education and awareness programs.”

Nissan LEAF to Sell for Under $45K: Report

Nissan (s NSANY), one of the automakers betting most heavily on the nascent electric vehicle market, will price its upcoming LEAF plug-in sedan in the range of 3.5 million to 4 million yen (about $38,600-$44,100) in Japan, according to a Mainichi Shimbun report picked up by MarketWatch on Wednesday.
Last month Nissan said it will begin accepting reservations in April, and will set a final price for the car “shortly” before that. Well, April is just two weeks away. But the price of the LEAF has been a subject of much speculation almost since Nissan announced plans for the model, and the company tells us that this latest estimate is no different. A spokesperson for the automaker told us this morning that Nissan remains firm on its plan to hold off on releasing the retail price for the U.S. market until “the springtime.”
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