Ecuador embraces the electric car

Ecuador appears to be making rapid strides in the introduction of electric vehicle infrastructure.

Coinciding with an international forum on electric vehicles, the mayor of the city of Cuenca announced that South Korea will donate money for 36 charging stations, and the city will purchase 16 electric buses by 2020.

Other electric-friendly projects in the works in Cuenca include stimuli for owners — such as inspection discounts and free parking.

Meanwhile, the capital city of Quito will purchase 70 electric buses and trolleys, and is in the process of guaranteeing that all public transport in the city’s historical center runs on electricity.

Authorities in Guayaquil are considering various measures to help both public and private transport transition to electric.

Source: El Telegrafo (Ecuador)

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