CODA Holdings Acquires Battery Management Systems Leader EnergyCS

Sep 14, 2011, 18:51 ET from CODA Holdings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CODA Holdings, a California based developer of electric vehicles, EV propulsion systems and stationary energy storage applications, announced that it had acquired EnergyCS, a leading developer of battery management systems (BMS).

"EnergyCS has been an integral partner in the development of our all-electric vehicle," said Phil Murtaugh, CEO of CODA Holdings. "Their skilled engineers, technological expertise and ongoing commitment to improving the performance of battery systems have proven to be an invaluable partner.   Given the breadth and growth opportunities for our CODA Energy and CODA EV Propulsion Systems business lines, this union made perfect sense."

Located just 30 miles east of CODA's Los Angeles headquarters in Monrovia, EnergyCS brings many assets to the merger including high voltage management and isolation detection, optimized circuit and wiring design, an adaptable base architecture and long-term performance management of battery systems.

"EnergyCS has succeeded in the goal of developing the most advanced battery management system that ensures the safety, performance and reliability of battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles," said Peter Nortman, founder of EnergyCS. "Our key intellectual property and years of know-how will be integral in CODA's planned EV and energy storage growth. This merger will also create new opportunities to expand the EnergyCS branded technology portfolio."

The acquisition will not only support CODA's offerings in EVs and stationary energy storage, but will also enhance CODA's offerings in EV propulsion systems, by providing competitive pricing and custom applications through CODA's new EnergyCS brand of products.  EnergyCS will also now be able to offer more seamless support and a faster response time to CODA customer requests.  

About EnergyCS: Founded in 2001 by Peter Nortman, EnergyCS creates, designs and builds monitoring and control systems for large-format, high voltage electrochemical storage systems. Focused on dynamic battery management technology, battery pack design, prototyping and system integration, EnergyCS is dedicated to the creation of solutions which enable customers to bring their all-electric mobile and stationary energy storage solutions to market quickly and efficiently. For more information about EnergyCS, visit

About CODA Holdings: Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CODA Holdings is a leading developer of advanced Lithium-ion power battery systems comprised of three key business lines: CODA Automotive, CODA EV Propulsion Systems and CODA Energy.  Together with its JV partners, CODA is working to reduce dependence on oil and leading the way to a cleaner future through its electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products. For more information on the CODA sedan, visit