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 stations will allow the users of electric vehicles to charge 80 percent of the car battery within 20 minutes.
Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. But in the automotive industry, it is lagging behind with just 600 out of 1.4 million private vehicles running on electricity rather than gas or diesel.
While the country still awaits the electric car age, one taxi cooperative is ready to go.
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The bill proposes a series of tax incentives for promoting the purchase of new electric cars and plug-in hybrids, including the elimination of the sales, selective consumption and customs taxes.
Past experience would suggest our assembly is just settling in for a nice long back-and-forth on electric cars. The country can't afford such a delay.
Karla Hill from Venus Motors on why she moved the company from Bend, Oregon, to Guanacaste: “We can be a drop in the bucket in the U.S. but we can make a real difference in Costa Rica.”
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