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Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

Costa Rica likes to promote itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98% of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. Although it is a leader in clean energy, in the automotive industry, it is lagging behind with just 600 out of 1.4...

Zarcero Opens The First ‘Electrolinera’ For Electric Cars

On Saturday, Zarcero inaugurated its first electric station or recharging center, 'electrolinera' in Spanish, for electric cars at the CoopealfaroRuiz R.L. For the administration of the cooperative this initiative seeks to encourage users of electric cars to travel without fear to rural areas and additionally,...

Electric Cars A Reality In Costa Rica As Tax Exemption Ready To Be Applied

At least four new car dealers are ready to bring more electric cars to the country, taking advantage of the tax exemption, as soon as the law Ley de Incentivos y Promoción para el Transporte Eléctrico (Law of Incentives and Promotion for Electric Transportation)...

Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution

For centuries Latin America’s natural resources have helped move the world economy. From the silver galleons that financed the Spanish Empire to the iron and copper exports that are rebuilding China, Latin America’s natural resources have long been sold around the globe. But now the...

Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. The country, wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States. But that won't deter the...

Ford Reverses Plan, Announces Move to Mexico for Production of Electric Cars

Ford Motor Company has announced its line of electric cars will be assembled in Mexico rather than in its factory in Flat Rock, Michigan as originally planned. Operations will begin in 2020 in Cuatitlán, Mexico State. The company had initially said it would build the...

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