Over the last six years, Costa Rica has generated at least 98% of its electricity through renewable means.
Costa Rica this year added 727 new electric vehicles for a total of 3,106 registered in the country.
When the National Decarbonization Plan was inaugurated last year, modernizing the country's transportation infrastructure was listed as a pillar of the initiative.
The Costa Rican government announced its plan to fully decarbonize the economy by 2050 this Sunday. A big part of their plan involves electrifying the public and private transport system. While electric cars still feel new, they've been around for some time. Here's a photo of an electric car in Costa Rica back in June 1996.
Harley, the manufacturer of road hogs famous for roaring throttles, said in June it's considering selling a relatively quiet, electric motorcycle. It's now showcasing the bikes on a 30-city tour to seek feedback and drum up interest among people like Tyler Dean, who cares about the environment and can spread the word about his likes on social media like Twitter and Instagram.
If the price of gas goes down, none of us will do anything to change.
With a hybrid and electric model, CambYoCar could help ease Costa Rica's emissions problems. “Our goal here is to change the world,” says inventor Jesse Blenn.