This session presented the challenges and opportunities for electric transportation in different Latin American and Caribbean countries by overviewing the advances of Argentina, Panamá, Cuba, Costa Rica and Chile. The panelists discussed the progress of electric mobility in their countries, their goals for the future, and the main obstacles to obtaining the decarbonization of the transport sector.

Argentina addressed the development of its National Electric Mobility Strategy and its interest in hydrogen and progress related to the extraction and modification of lithium.

Panama shared about the implementation of their National Electric Mobility Strategy, the creation of specialized working groups and the introduction of electric buses in their mass transit system (Mibus).

Cuba presented its approach to electric mobility on the island and its pilot taxi project which consists of locally designed and assembled electric three-wheelers. Chile introduced its recent national electric mobility strategy and its implementation, which has focused on the electric buses’ deployment in the capital city and around the country.

Finally, Costa Rica showed the results and output of the electric mobility incentives and promotion law, its national experience with electric mobility demonstration projects and the next steps that the country is taking to fulfill the carbon neutrality goals.