California-based startup Coda had the audacious idea of challenging established automakers in the electric segment. Their car, called the EV, competed with products like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric. It offered customers 134 HP and 221 LB-FT of torque, which was enough to accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in around 9.5 seconds. The car also came with an advanced lithium-iron phosphate battery pack that would supposedly last for 10 years or 100,000 miles. But bland styling, a chintzy interior, high sticker price and practically no dealers doomed the Coda EV right from the start.