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Costa Rica launches plan to adopt electric buses
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Costa Rica launches plan to adopt electric buses

AFP and The Tico Times - March 5, 2020

Costa Rica will launch this year a pilot plan to electrify its transportation in buses, with 15 units that will circulate throughout the country, the government and…

Costa Rica says it’s the first country in the region with nationwide electric vehicle charging grid
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Costa Rica says it’s the first country in the region with nationwide electric vehicle charging grid

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 27, 2020

Costa Rica has more than 100 electric car charging stations within its national territory, according to First Lady Claudia Dobles, making the Central American country the first…

Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses

AFP and The Tico Times - October 1, 2019

The three state banks of Costa Rica presented on Tuesday credit lines with preferential conditions for the purchase of electric vehicles, taxis and buses, as part of…

Costa Rica upholds tax breaks for electric cars, solar panels
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica upholds tax breaks for electric cars, solar panels

Sebastián Rodríguez / Semanario Universidad - July 8, 2019

Costa Rica's Attorney General has ruled solar panels, efficient bulbs and electric vehicles will maintain their tax exemptions. "We celebrate that this exemption is maintained. The transport…

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
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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…

Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital
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Costa Rica
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Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital

L. Arias - October 11, 2016

The Municipality of San José is moving forward with the feasibility studies required to open a streetcar system for the capital, designed to ease traffic and make it…

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