Can you imagine traveling some 220 kilometers, about the distance between San Jose and Liberia in Guanacaste, for only ¢1,200 colones?
An electrical vehicle getting a rapid charge at an ICE station that is also available free to the public
In a typical gasoline engined vehicle the cost is about ¢15,000 colones; however, in an electric vehicle about US$2 is all it costs for a full battery charge.
With these savings in mind, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has purchased 100 electric vehicles to replace its existing vehicular fleet.
ICE says it takes about 4 hours to fully charge, for example, the Hyundai Ionic 2019, at home or in about 20 minutes at an ICE rapid charge center.
The ¢1,200 colones is based on a home electrical rate at