I put down a $99 deposit/reservation on a CODA a few months back. They are actually demoing them so I figure it has decent odds of not being just vaporware. The appeal of this one is fatter battery pack (36kwh, allegedly a 150 mi range, which is probably really 120 miles if you don't want to stress the battery or maybe 100 if you drive highway...anyway) at a Leaf comparable price point. http://www.codaautomotive.com/ So I get a call from a CODA rep. They have a second battery option of 31kwh for $2700ish dollars cheaper. She said that would deliver in the spring, and the 36kwh option in the fall. I declined the smaller battery and she said nearly all of her customers were doing the same. Found this press release. http://www.codaautomotive.com/news-...ces-more-affordable-mileage-range-option.html I figure they are either having problems with the larger battery pack, or maybe they have more bodies than batteries and are trying to maximize sales. Either way, I don't think they understand marketing very well. Why get something more or less like a Leaf (but uglier, IMO) for a little less, but from a company that has never built a car before and that could vanish in 2 years if they do badly? I think CODAs are going to be a real car, and they will start showing up soon in the small battery form and 6 months later in the real form.