Local November 5, 2021 | 2:01 pm

Electric cars make progress in the Dominican Republic

President Luis Abinader cuts the opening tape of the Zero EmissionRD showroom. Jose Napoleon Mars

DR is the third COUNTRY in Latin America with the most electric cars per capita

The Dominican Republic is in third place among the Latin American countries with the most electric vehicles per capita. It holds the same position in terms of the number of charging points, a position to which the company Zero EmissionRD, a pioneer in the establishment of electric mobility on Dominican soil, has greatly contributed.

This company inaugurated a showroom of about 30,000 square meters with electric vehicles of the latest technology in an act attended by President Luis Abinader. He has publicly supported this type of means of transport.

“We are very pleased to know that by promoting the use of alternative energy we are contributing to the reduction of carbon dioxide by more than 400 tons, which means a great contribution to the environment. In addition, the fact of reducing fuel use favorably impacts the economy of the Dominican family,” said Charles Sánchez, president of Zero EmissionRD.

Sánchez stressed that the company seeks to collaborate with the sustainable development goals that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20% by 2030.

At the event, President Abinader, who sometimes travels in an electric vehicle, was recognized for promoting electric mobility in the country and modeling with his action the use of electromobility as the best option for the care of the planet.

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Paul Tierney
November 5, 2021 2:30 pm

Electric cars are fine as long as there is a reliable 24/7 electric distribution system to charge them. The RD has not reached a 24/7 level. Imagine a photo of a portable generator charging an electric car because of a black out. It would be counterproductive. The RD has to have 24/7 electric power with a good portion of it renewable energy to reduce the country’s carbon imprint.

Dr finest
November 6, 2021 1:07 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

well its just the start of the electrical car age,
we have to start some where, iam with you rn i wouldnt go for one
for the same reason you stated but we have to start some where
and honestly we emit alot less Co2 than most countries so wtf
why rush right lol

Jose Vargas
May 29, 2022 12:53 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

We loss electricity for at most 2 hour and that is rare. So you don’t necessarily need 24/7
I’m planning on taking a PLH. My friend who own a Tesla has no complain about lack of electricity to charge his car

March 23, 2022 3:21 am

Install solar panels on your roofs get EV and pay 0$ to monopolized companies for electricity!