Electric In Costa Rica


Here is last week’s cartoon for The Costa Rica Star. Electric cars are coming to Costa Rica. The Central-American nation is one of the world’s friendliest to the environment, so it’s no surprise they want more electric cars on their streets. There are fewer than 100 electrics on the streets now, but they say that more than half of the nation’s cars will be electric in ten years.

How serious is the nation? They’ve set up a station where consumers can charge their cars for free. The first is a prototype and out of the way for most people, but it presents how serious they are. Eventually, these stations will be hotels, airports, resorts, etc.

I’m kinda enticed by the idea of a car that doesn’t use gas, never needs an oil change because there’s no oil, no radiator, muffler, or the problems with emissions.

Creative note: I took yesterday off, watched the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie and “The Big Sick,” and ate ice cream. New cartoon coming Monday morning. I go through withdrawal too.

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  1. Yay for electric cars in Costa Rica and everywhere else, especially if the electricity is coming from solar or wind. But Ticos will be crazy drivers no matter what they’re driving. Wonderful peaceful people with no military, but put some of them behind the wheel and you could die. We met somebody passing another car on a blind curve on a narrow mountain road, and it’s a good thing everybody else’s brakes worked or somebody would have gone off the cliffside.

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  2. “VROOOOOOM!!!!”???

    Maybe if it was a hybrid, but a pure Electric would more likely go “SCREEEEEECH!!!!” or “SQUEEEAAAL!!!!” as the drive wheels (front, rear, or all) burned rubber. Some smoke pouring from those wheels would also be a nice touch.

    Great cartoon anyway.


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