Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

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Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from greening its fleet. Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Costa RicaThe Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States.

Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Distribution Into Europe With Mol Transport Solutions

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In addition to Balqon’s current combined product line, Balqon and Mol plan to jointly develop an all electric product configuration for on-road applications in Europe that will incorporate Balqon’s proprietary drive system and high-capacity lithium-ion battery packs. In June, Balqon entered into an agreement with Electric Cars of Costa Rica, a distributor of light duty trucks, golf carts, trams and neighborhood electric vehicles in Costa Rica.

Balqon Receives Initial $490,000 Purchase Order for Heavy-Duty Electric Drive Systems From New China-Based Distributor

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In addition, we believe that our relationship with DynaProTech will also allow us to showcase our flux vector motor controllers and battery management systems to manufacturers of electric buses, trucks and automobiles in China. This includes Argentina-based Autoelevadores Yale, Colombia-based Industrias IVOR, Electric Cars of Costa Rica, Mol Transportation Solutions in Europe and, most recently, Km.