The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, declared during his tour of the United States that electric and hybrid transport will soon be the norm in Costa Rica. That was one of the goals of the government that the president presented before the Inter-American Dialogue forum, which brings together political scientists and other professionals from the United States and the region. «Our country is a leader in the fight against climate change, we are determined to be one of the first countries, if not the first, to achieve decarbonization, alternative energy sources are here to stay, in Costa Rica, electric and hybrid transport, using hydrogen and other technologies for energy production, will soon be the norm. «
Alvarado ordered a plan to study hydrogen as a substitute for fossil fuels in the transport sector. He did it on May 8, in his transfer of power, to which he arrived aboard the hydrogen bus developed by the Costa Rican scientist Franklin Chang.