Costa Rica News – There are about 150 electric vehicles in Costa Rica.
A law to exonerate them from taxes will likely increase that figure. There are still doubts and myths about the vehicle type among the public.
The electric vehicles operate with just 25% of the energy per kilometer than a normal car does.
There are additional benefits including non-payment of parking meters, special parking spaces and not being subject to vehicular restrictions.
The battery charge depends on many factors. For instance, it discharges faster when the air conditioning is used. There is, however, a regenerative braking technology that increases the charge as the car goes down hill.
One user of an electric vehicle shared some financial information. His electric bill has increased by ¢5,000 after getting the car but he saves ¢55,000 in fuel costs.
The only problem is that many areas don’t yet have recharging stations.