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Costa Rica

  • Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License)

    Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. Wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, the country is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales each year. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from taking a variety of measures to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet. CHECK OUT: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: first drive of plug-in hybrid SUV Its near-term goal is to see 37,000 plug-in electric vehicles on the country's roads by 2022. The latest step toward that goal came as part of an...

  • Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License)
    What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

    Costa Rica claims to have powered itself entirely with renewable sources, mostly hydroelectric.

  • BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica
    BYD Qin Plug-In Hybrid Now On Sale In Costa Rica

    Want to drive a Chinese car--and a plug-in hybrid at that? There are none offered for sale in the U.S. or Canada yet, but if you happen to be on vacation in Costa Rica--or living there--you'll have a much better chance. The BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2012...

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