Costa Rica hopes to have 37,000 electric cars in just five years. One method to accomplishing this goal is the bill to lower taxes on these vehicles, which has recently been approved by the first debate in the Legislative Assembly.
If approved in the second debate as well then the importation without tax becomes official.
This would benefit in many ways. It would make electric cars more affordable to the user as well as helping Costa Rica move toward becoming a carbon neutral country by 2022, as they are zero emission vehicles.
Additionally, parts and assembly systems of electric cars would have a ten year tax exemption.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute and CNFL, among others, are dedicated to placing 18 recharge stations for this type of vehicle throughout the country.
20 electric cars from registered trademarks drove up to the Irazú Volcano, an event organized by Minae to dispute the myth that such cars are not good on slopes.