It takes a lot of hard work to come up with an electric vehicle. They’re slowly becoming mainstream, but it wasn’t the case a couple of years ago. A century ago, the mass production of electric vehicles was just but a pipe dream. Today, companies like Tesla have paved way for the production of high-tech electric cars. The modern electric car is stylish and packs a punch when it comes to performance.
There have been companies before Tesla that have tried their hands in manufacturing electric vehicles. Some have come up with amazing concepts, while others have given a bad name to the electric automobile industry. The first electric car can be traced all the way back to 1832, when Scottish inventor Robert Anderson conceptualized an electric carrier that was powered by non-rechargeable primary cells. The first successful electric car built in the United States was by Williams Morrison in 1891.
There have been a lot of battery-powered bumps over the years, and those that have made it on the list truly deserve it. An electric car is supposed to be efficient and reliable and should not be produced just for the sake of it. Tesla has made a lot of other electric cars look lame, and it’s safe to say they’re the quintessential electric vehicles. Here are 20 of the worst electric cars ever made.
The thing with the Coda is it looks like an average-built American Sedan. That’s just half of the story. The car was produced by Coda Automotive, and there were several reschedulings before it finally began production in 2012. There were only 117 units ever produced, and these were all sold in the State of California. The car had just an average design, and the performance under the hood wasn’t impressive by any measure.
What infuriated a lot of car enthusiasts was the starting price of $37, 250, which was very expensive for an electric car with basic functionalities.
Even with the price tag, the Coda had safety issues that led to the recall of some units. The company eventually filed for bankruptcy in 2013.