Coda, a California-based company with operations in China, is said to be using a Chinese partner to produce the $44,900 sedan and provide battery technology for it. An American partner will reportedly supply the drive system.
Coda is said to be looking for about $12,500 in federal and state tax subsidies to bring the cost of the vehicle down.
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the countryís longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
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