May 12, 2013

Green Thinking

Diesel sales jump 24 percent in 2 years; Coda electric-car company for sale


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Diesel sales growing
Diesel-vehicle registrations increased by just over 24 percent in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012, according to data compiled by R.L. Polk and Company for the Diesel Technology Forum. During the same period, hybrid-vehicle registrations increased almost 34 percent, while total vehicle registrations increased by 2.75 percent.
NWautos staff



Coda maker up for sale
Coda, the Los Angeles-based electric-car maker backed by billionaire Philip Falcone, has filed for bankruptcy and will put itself up for sale. The automaker had been very quiet about sales of its $37,250 car, which had been on the market since March 2012. According to a recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Coda appears to have delivered just 78 vehicles. The Coda was initially pitched as an all-American car, but it was mostly made in China.
Los Angeles Times


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