Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced a fleet of MMC's EV and PHEV vehicles has been delivered from Japanese Government to the Costa Rican Government. MMC says the delivery forms part of a 'drive to support Costa Rica's emergence as a world leading low-carbon economy.'

The delivery will involve the transfer of 20 units of the Outlander PHEV with an additional 29 units of the i-MiEV, the first mass produced EV vehicle.

The initiative forms part of the Overseas Development Agreement between the Japanese and Costa Rican Governments, through which Japan has committed to provide a range of next generation vehicles to the Central American nation.

The vehicles being delivered as part of this initiative will directly support the Costa Rican Government's ongoing efforts to promote greater environmental sustainability and achieve its own goals to lower carbon emissions.

In 2015, Costa Rica announced that it would seek to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from 2012 to 2030, and today is one of only 5 countries whose national climate commitments are rated 'sufficient' by the international Climate Action Tracker (CAT).

Costa Rica has continued with its efforts to become one of the world's greenest nations, revealing in November 2017 that it had broken the world record for the most consecutive days running on renewable energy.

The Costa Rican Government has also announced that it is considering the introduction of 100,000 new electric vehicles and the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly recently debated the introduction of new legislation to massively expand the nation's EV infrastructure.

MMC says its shipment of electrified vehicles is expected, not only to make a direct contribution to the development of Costa Rica's low-carbon economy, but also to help raise awareness of next generation vehicles, driving demand and promoting the adoption of advanced Japanese environmental technologies.

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