As part of the promotion of electromobility in the country and in compliance with the National Decarbonisation Plan, this Friday the National Power and Light Company (CNFL) and Petróleos Delta inaugurated, together with the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, a new fast charging centre for electric vehicles in Costa Rica.
Located at the Delta service station next to the Juan Pablo II Bridge in La Uruca, this is the first fast-charging centre for vehicles installed inside a gas station in the Greater Metropolitan Area, and the second under a public-private partnership.
“As part of the National Decarbonisation Plan, it is essential to work in partnership between the public and private sectors. This inauguration is an example of such cooperation that we will continue to foster and expand. Each fast charging station brings us closer to an efficient and sustainable vehicle fleet,” said the First Lady, a driving force for sustainable mobility in the country.
“This new fast charging centre once again ratifies CNFL’s vision on electromobility issues, especially at this point, where electricity converges with hydrocarbons. The company is also an important player, with the promotion of legislation on this issue and the extensive infrastructure of chargers that the country offers today,” said Victor Solis, general manager.
This fifth fast charging centre joins those already installed at the CNFL Escazú and Guadalupe branches, Paso Ancho substation and the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos (CFIA). Throughout 2021, the company would be installing three more centres.
This electric supply station, with the capacity to charge 80% of a vehicle in a maximum of 30 minutes, is part of the ICE Group’s contribution to the national network (28) located throughout the country, which favours the conditions for more and more people to opt for zero emission vehicles.