Electric Mobility in Central America

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Dec 2021
Madrigal, Marcelino; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Mejía, Edwin
Electric vehicles (EV) play an essential role in mitigating transport sector emissions, reducing air pollution, slashing reliance on oil imports, and improving urban mobility. The six nations of Central America covered in this publication -Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama- are all at differing stages of developing EV markets. This publication assesses the energy, transport and climate change context, describes the status of EV uptake and charging infrastructure, and analyzes the policy and regulatory frameworks for electric mobility in each country. The publication also identifies the challenges for electric mobility in Central America and offers policy recommendations for the region to advance electric mobility in both private and public transport