Electric Cars in Ecuador

by | Apr 29, 2021 | Archives

This week Dr. Andres Cordova shares details about electric cars in Ecuador.

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Dr. Andres Cordova



In tune with a blooming global trend towards much reduced emissions, in 2019 Ecuador approved regulations to foster the purchase and use of electric cars, bringing tariffs to zero in the import of electric vehicles for private and public service, as well as for batteries and electric station components.

Following this, national agencies have begun to install electric stations. While there’s just a handful of them at the time and mostly for demonstrative purposes, they constitute the initial stones in the foundation for a greener transportation future in Ecuador; in tune with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Objectives.

Pundits believe that 2021 will be a landmark year for electric vehicles. New and less expensive models are hitting the market at increasing rate. As countries and automakers progressively pledge to embrace them, soon electric cars will be mainstream. In Norway, for example, electric cars are now outselling combustion engine ones.

There are several electric vehicle options in Ecuador. In the past several months there’s been a boom for electric scooters and motorcycles. They provide incredibly efficient transportation, especially between shorter distances. Some scooters or motorcycles that start as low as $600 have a 50-mile range with each full charge costing as low as $0.18.


This is an electric scooter. It sells for a bit above $1,300. It has a 50 mile range and doesn’t not require registration or driver’s license.

Renault sells a two-seater electric car in Ecuador, with prices starting at a tad below $16,000. Further up in the ladder, there’s a stylish SUV going for $31,990; it’s the Hanteng X5 EV. There are several options already and more will come. BTW, these are good prices for Ecuador, especially considering that non electric cars pay such high tariffs that prices almost double the MSRP of the US.

We all have a responsibility towards a greener future and electric cars are just a part of the picture. Renewable energy is another one. In an upcoming article I will highlight Ecuador’s first wind energy project.

Stay safe,

Andrés Córdova


Electric – Eléctrico
Tariff – Arancel
Green – Verde
Expensive – Caro
Future – Futuro

Ride a Bike in Spanish


How do you learn to ride a bike?  And what does that have to do with learning to speak Spanish.

Well, you get a bike.  You ride that bike, maybe fall down once of twice, and learn.

Reading doesn’t do it.  You can’t learn from videos.  You can study the basics till the cows come home, but in the end, you gotta get on that bike and ride.


How do you learn how to drive a car or an airplane?

You have to get in the car or the plane and go for it!

No matter how many traffic rules or aerodynamics you study you never learn until you do it.

How do you learn to speak Spanish? Get a vocabulary. Speak those words!

No matter how much syntax, spelling, conjugation and grammar you learn, you’ll never learn to speak Spanish until you start speaking.

That’s why I want to offer you a no risk program where you can get a vocabulary of 4,005 unforgettable, Spanish words that can have you speaking Spanish in just a day or two.

Research by the CIA conformed this vital lesson about how to speak Spanish as a second language.

Because many Americans are not multi lingual the CIA and U.S. Foreign Service used tests to train cognitive processes related to language learning, such as the ability to hold information in the brain while using it for learning.  The tests sought to predict those who can succeed despite everything stacked against them.  A surprise from the tests was that neither age nor language proficiency seemed to predict how quickly someone learns a second language.

The lesson that the CIA tests revealed is that the key to the fastest way of learning a second language is motivation to learn and a willingness to use the second language at every opportunity.

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Gary & Merri Scott speaking Spanish with a village elder at a fund raising football game in a small Ecuador village.

I’m Gary Scott and I want to share how my wife taught me how to start speaking Spanish in just three days, because you can too.

Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

My wife was a linguist who taught herself Spanish so she could run an export business helping Mexican orphanages create products she could sell through Lilly Pulitzer shops.

She created a system to help me start speaking Spanish overnight because as the CIA study found, I needed a fast  way to use the second language at every opportunity.  This system worked so well we turned it into a course and have helped thousands start speaking Spanish in just days.  We call the system Super Spanish.

The Super Spanish course is now available online.


Merri Scott teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to be able to be speaking Spanish overnight?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress and combines six special lesson that act as Super Spanish training wheels!

The course is akin to training wheels on a bike. The only way to learn to ride a bike is to ride.  The only way to learn Spanish is to speak Spanish, so the Super Spanish course gets you started speaking immediately!

How The Course Works

The first tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   You learn 4005 Spanish words (that you’ll never forget) in just hours.  Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is just one of the 17 lessons as the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical in Spanish, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.


Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

Now let me teach you that many more Spanish words in as little time again.

Change the ending of most words ending in ION to UAR and you have converted the word into the Spanish verb.

For example the noun “action” is “accion”.  The verb “to act” is “actuar”.

The noun “education is “educacion”. The verb to educate is “educar”.

The noun “manipulation” is manipulacion. “The verb to manipulate is “manipular”.

There you have it. From just one of the 17 simple, fast, easy lessons you know hundreds of Spanish words that you can always remember (because you already know them).  How long did that take? Maybe a minute.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns and verbs.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

I did not even know what conjugation meant when I learned to speak Spanish!

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite in Spanish and yet get almost anything desired.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

The next tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in this learning process.  There is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.

Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space in the 1960s.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from Lozanov.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

In an incredibly short time, literally overnight, you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.



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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.