Costa Rica News – Costa Rica’s first bus powered by hydrogen began operating on Monday, November 27, on the campus of the Ad Astra Rocket Company in Liberia, Guanacaste, on the La Flor farm.
There was an inaugural tour with a ribbon cutting ceremony. President Luis Guillermo Solís was in attendance.
This type of transportation is part of ex-astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz’ Hydrogen Ecosystems project. The hydrogen it carries mixes with oxygen from the air producing electricity to feed the electric motor. This is only an example of the many things that can be done in Costa Rica with hydrogen power.
The technology is applicable in vans, buses, cars and even planes.
As Ad Astra Rocket explains, the vehicle can reach a speed of 110 kilometers per hour and it’s autonomy is 340 kilometers. It fits 35 passengers. It’s still in its experimental stage, in which it will make free trips locally. The routes have not yet been defined.