The cost to charge an electric car enough to travel 100 kilometers will be ¢3,200, according to the tariffs recently defined by Aresep that should become set in a few days when they are published in La Gaceta.
There are about 1,000 electric vehicles being used in Costa Rica and some of them recharge for free at businesses offering this service to customers. Other centers will charge based on the rate defined by Aresep.
Fast charging centers are to use a single rate of ¢182.72, making a 100-kilometer trip ¢3,200. The electric car would require 17.47 kilowatt hours for the trip. This would end up being 36% better than the price paid for super gasoline for the same trip.
47 fast charging centers will be developed throughout the country. 34 of them will be installed this year.
Owners of electricity-based transport get green license plates that free them from the vehicular restriction and allow them special parking spaces.