LOS ANGELES — CODA Automotive, a leading developer of all-electric vehicles, today announced award-winning Martin Automotive Group in West Los Angeles and Fladeboe Automotive Group in Irvine, Calif. as its first dealers in the Los Angeles region. Both dealers will showcase the 2012 CODA sedan, the manufacturer’s all-electric flagship vehicle, when it initiates sales to consumers in the Los Angeles region.
“We’re honored to call Martin and Fladeboe the first CODA dealers in our backyard,” said Thomas Hausch, SVP of sales, marketing and aftersales for CODA Automotive. “We selected these two dealers based on their dedication to customer service, as well as their understanding and deep-rooted histories in the community. Both dealers will support our goal of a positive CODA customer experience.”
“CODA Los Angeles” will be an exclusive CODA-branded showroom operated by Martin Automotive Group. The dealership will be a part of Martin Automotive Group’s flagship location on Bundy Drive and Olympic Boulevard, steps away from the pacific coast in Santa Monica, and close to where CODA was founded.
“We’re excited to serve Los Angeles as the region’s first CODA dealer,” said Dana Martin, dealer operator, Martin Automotive Group. “Drivers in the Los Angeles area are eager to be a part of the Los Angeles-based company’s cleantech movement, and we’re ready to serve Santa Monica and West LA CODA customers every step of the way, from purchasing to maintaining their zero-emissions CODA.”
In Orange County, Fladeboe Automotive Group plans to feature CODA in the highly trafficked Irvine Auto Center. The CODA will be the dealer’s first all-electric vehicle showcased in its Eco Center, which offers a variety of environmentally-conscious vehicles and other transportation products.
“CODA is the first all-electric vehicle manufacturer in our group, and we’re thrilled to help bring CODA EVs to Orange County roads,” said Denice Fladeboe-Mock, president, Fladeboe Automotive Group. “Orange County drivers are seeking new alternative fuel vehicles for their daily commutes, especially as gasoline prices climb every day.”
About Martin Automotive Group
A family owned and operated dealer that has served the Southern California region since 1950, the Martin Automotive Group has received copious awards from numerous automotive brands and has earned a reputation among customers for its exceptional service, thanks in part to its robust service center and on-site rental car services. Beyond sales and service, Martin Automotive Group serves the community with its involvement with Jordan Farmar’s Hoop Farm, a basketball camp that encourages children to be eco-friendly.
About Fladeboe Automotive Group
The Fladeboe family has been known and respected for serving South Orange County’s automotive needs for more than 36 years. Fladeboe-Mock, grew up working in nearly every facet of the business in her youth while her father, Ray Fladeboe, managed the business. Today, the successful female dealer presides over the group’s multiple dealership locations that showcase the dealer’s variety of domestic and imported OEMs. Fladeboe Automotive Group supports many local charitable organizations, including the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) and its memorial fund.
About CODA Automotive
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CODA Automotive is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and sells all-electric vehicles. The first CODA EV is a zero emission four-door, five-passenger sedan with a full-size trunk that is designed to meet American drivers’ daily transportation needs. Its parent company, CODA Holdings, and its other business lines – CODA EV Propulsion Systems and CODA Energy – develop clean technology products to reduce global dependence on fossil fuels and the social, economic and environmental destruction that follows. For more information, visit www.codaautomotive.com.