Sailcargo wants to prove that it is possible to make efficient, profitable and emission-free freight transport.
President Carlos Alvarado, who rode to the ceremony in a hydrogen-fueled bus, was escorted by a team of cyclists.
“The whole process is not [just] carbon-neutral: it’s completely carbon-free.”
The initiative eliminates sales, customs and circulation taxes for electric vehicles and allows them to use municipal parking facilities free of charge.
The tried-and-true protest technique, referred to as tortuguismo (as in tortuga, or turtle) is always a big hit with motorists.
The ride-hailing company says the fare drop will benefit drivers by spurring greater demand, but several chauffeurs complain that the price gouge comes as many have been struggling to cover their expenses.
“A group of taxi drivers is using threats and aggression, putting at risk the security of those attending Expo Empleo to look for dignified and sensible opportunities,” Uber Costa Rica said Friday morning in a statement.
The van service for groups of between seven and 14 is aimed at capturing families and larger groups of tourists looking to take day trips from San José.
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