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Source: EPM

Why Public Transit In Latin America Is Going Electric

By Kristin Hunt

Transportation emissions remain a huge struggle for states and countries around the globe. Even regions that are otherwise pretty green tend to miss the mark, like California, which saw its transportation emissions rise even as the state’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell to record lows

But several countries in Central and South America are hoping to buck the trend with new fleets of electric buses that are being introduced to the roads this very moment.

In Costa Rica, where the transportation sector is responsible for 68 percent of emissions, the government is planning to add three electric buses for a trial run in 2019. If the project goes well, the buses could become the new norm for public transit, helping Costa Rica along with its ambitious goal to become the first carbon neutral country in the world.