Costa Rica News – Thinking of buying an electric car? You’re in luck because the deputies have reduced taxes under a plan that establishes incentives for importing these cars as well as authorizes the replacement of the state vehicle fleet.
It’s been two years of a legislative process but finally the bill to exempt electric vehicles from taxes has been approved, on Monday afternoon. There were 38 votes in favor and just two against it.
The main objective was that the more electric cars the more the oil bill of the country is reduced.
Taxes are added if the car is not fully electric or if it costs over $30,000. Hyundai offers the Ioniq for $29,000 for Costa Rica.
Those over $30,00 will have a tax according to how expensive they are.
Thinking ahead, and to make the law comprehensive, the project establishes that the Minae must put recharge centers, “electolineras,” every 80 kilometers on national roads and every 120 on cantonal roads.