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New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia
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New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia

Mitzi Stark - April 19, 2017

Recommended: The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica We've seen the ‘Red Fleet’ of licensed taxis in the streets; the porteadores, or private chauffeurs; the illegal…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
Business
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Why our Assembly owes Costa Rica decisive action on the electric car bill
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Why our Assembly owes Costa Rica decisive action on the electric car bill

Alvaro Murillo - October 26, 2016

See also: Make Costa Rica great again? Costa Rica has begun to discuss in earnest how to reduce the shameful pollution that its ever-growing fleet of vehicles…

This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica
Business
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This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 10, 2016

In early September, some of the people seemingly best placed to help Costa Rica reduce emissions from transportation — the Achilles heel of the country’s carbon neutrality…

ExpoMóvil 2016: Where Costa Rica shops for wheels
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ExpoMóvil 2016: Where Costa Rica shops for wheels

The Tico Times - March 4, 2016

Costa Rica’s annual car show, ExpoMóvil, kicked off its 10-day event Thursday, offering consumers special financing deals and a chance to inspect nearly every new car and…

Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars

L. Arias - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica ended 2015 with an impressive 98 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources. But the country is still highly dependent on fossil fuel consumption for transportation. Now the…

Scandal-hit VW to cut investments by €1 billion, says CEO
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Scandal-hit VW to cut investments by €1 billion, says CEO

AFP - November 20, 2015

BERLIN – German auto giant Volkswagen will cut investments by €1 billion euros in 2016, said its chief executive, as the group sought to scale back on…

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