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May 06, 2013

Electric Car Maker Coda Files For Bankruptcy

Posted in: Bankruptcy,Business,Economy,Epic Fail,Green Energy,Green Jobs

Another Obama “green” energy company fails miserably … Another One Bites the Dust.

According to the WSJ, electric car maker Coda has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company’s lone passenger car, the CODA sedan¬†debut in March 2012 went poorly; less than 100 units were sold. 100!!!¬†Or what we like to call Obamanomics in action. The company blamed the car’s flop on a variety of factors, including stunted demand for electric vehicles, adverse macroeconomic conditions and insufficient capital to effectively market the car. The fact of the matter is no one is going to pay $38,000 for am electric car. There is no demand for them and if there were the price would have to be cut in half and that does not men by getting a federal government rebate.

Electric car maker Coda Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors after pronouncing its $38,000 sedan “a commercial disappointment” and failing to sell its assets outside of bankruptcy.

The company’s lone passenger car, the CODA sedan, was plagued by delays. Its eventual market debut in March 2012 went poorly; less than 100 units were sold, “falling well short of the company’s expectations,” according to the Los Angeles company’s bankruptcy filings.

A group of lenders led by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group FIG 0.00%is offering about $25 million for the assets and may use debt to cover that price, according to documents filed in a Wilmington, Del., bankruptcy court. The group also is providing the company with a $5 million loan intended to keep Coda afloat as it navigates Chapter 11


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