Episode 13 – CODA Automotive Assures Us the Electric Car is Not Dead

May 5, 2011

The Wendel Forum LogoForrest Beanum, VP of Government Affairs at CODA Automotive, joined show host Donald Simon for a discussion about the myths and realities of the electric car marketplace in Episode 13 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on Green 960 AM radio on April 30, 2011). 

The discussion covers various aspects of the electric car marketplace, including costs and incentives associated with vehicle ownership, energy use and sourcing, and the current and future landscape for supporting infrastructure. 

Listen to the episode and let us know what you think about the future of electric cars.
Post Links

CODA Automotive website: http://www.codaautomotive.com/

Discussion with Forrest Beanum of CODA Automotive: Episode 13 of The Wendel Forum  (27 minutes)

Green 960 AM radio website: www.green960.com

Donald Simon bio: www.wendel.com/dsimon

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4 Responses to “Episode 13 – CODA Automotive Assures Us the Electric Car is Not Dead”


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  2. metaksan Says:

    The main problem with electric cars is to have short distance you can go. The new cars can go around 300 km in theory, meaning to have 200 km in practice, which is not enough in daily life.

    The main need is to have lighter and cheaper versions of the batteries which can also be recharged in a short time…


  3. […] rolled off the production line at CODA’s Benecia, California plant.  You may recall that The Wendel Forum interviewed Forrest Beanum, VP of Public Affairs at CODA, almost a year ago on April 30, 2011.  Our discussion covered […]


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