Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are increasing in popularity all around the world. In Costa Rica is doing, the Asociacion de Vehiculos Electricos, is promoting the use of electric vehicles in the country through dialogue with the ministry of Environment (MINAE).
Despite some concerns about range and speed of charging, many if not most of the major vehicle manufacturers are introducing them. The most well-known ones of course are the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S but there are a great many more now coming on to the market.
Governments are in turn responding, albeit somewhat slowly in some countries, by constructing the necessary public charging infrastructure, including fast-charging systems for longer-distance driving.
In 2009, the Costa Rican market welcomed its first electric car, the Korean manufactured e-Zone. The tiny two-seater promises a comfortable interior, advanced safety features, and fancy extras like built-in mp3 players.
As of January 2015, the Costa Rican stock of electric drive vehicles consisted of 477 hybrid electric vehicles … continue reading