National Company presents line of clean vehicles
ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTRODUCE NEW WAYS
Staff Writer-La Republica
May 29th, 2003
national market considers a new line of clean
transport, by the introduction of the firm Sinergia
transport de Electricode Costa Rica that is
marketing electric vehicles.
far the company has offered two categories motor-scooters
and small vehicles for golf and light loads,
also is planning to import small buses and larger
promoter for the company sales, Mauricio García,
indicated that the introduction for this company
was the result of 6 years of Costa Rica technical
studies to bring a product that would be well
adapted to the Costa Rica conditions.He added,
that the main objective of the company is to
find healthy solutions for the environment.
For this reason the company specializes in importing
introduction of the new vehicles in Costa Rica
is related to new laws decreed that will enable
the government to relieve importing duties of
this is a new technology, it present cost is
higher than that of conventional vehicles. Several
governments aid electric producing vehicle companies
to promote their sales.
from providing a clean environment, electric
vehicles offer savings four times greater than
vehicles with the added advantage of being absolutely
all factors are considered, for every Kilometer
a gasoline vehicle travels it is expending an
of ¢18.5,while an electric vehicle would
expend ¢4.5, according to the technical
research that the company has done.
General Manager of Sinergia Transporte de Costa
Rica, Ricardo Saprissa, added that another strong
point in Costa Rica is the fact that the country
produces a large amount of electric power. He
explained that Sinergia Transporte Electrico
de Costa Rica works jointly with Synergy EV
in the U.S. for the promotion of electric vehicle
technology and corresponding scientific investigations.
though the company, Sinergia, is celebrating
the introduction in the National market, it
has already placed
several of its products here and in conversation
for further distribution.
example, the tourist complex Los Suenos, in
Herradura Bay aquired an airport tram to transport
its guests, and also the University of Costa
Rica is on schedule to acquire an electric bus.
the line of heavy vehicles the company will
introduce into this country the newly develop
hybrid technology that works in a combination
of LPG gas and electricity.
from this the objective of the company is that
while electric technology advances and new tests
indicate that this technology can be adapted
to the country, to importall aspects of the
technology to Costa Rica.
motorbikes and small er industrial vehicles
are recharged in the same way in any domestic
110 volt outlet and some have a rangethat would
exceed 50 kilometers (37 miles).