NM plan to add electric car charging stations With new stations popping up across the country, drivers of electric cars are more able than ever to take long road trips without worrying about running out of charge. Here in New Mexico, drivers can take advantage of this by taking the new charging stations that have been added across the state. Here’s where you can find them!
New Mexico (NM) is joining hands with Tesla
Tesla Inc. will begin installing electric-car charging stations along Interstate 25 to create a cross-country route for its vehicles, Gov. Susana Martinez announced on Monday. The California company, led by billionaire Elon Musk, will place 10 of its supercharger stations — capable of providing 170 miles of range in 30 minutes — in New Mexico over two years. Tesla will pay to install and operate them in at least four cities: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces and Tucumcari. Customers can use them without charge as they drive between them on I-25…Tesla has touted superchargers as important to driving long distances with its cars’ limited battery range.
New Mexico (NM) electric car charging stations
New Mexico (NM) is taking strides towards reducing our dependence on fossil fuels by installing electric car charging stations. In 2012, NM installed three electric car charging stations, which came as a result of New Mexico State Bill 3, to provide additional funding for driver-friendly vehicle improvements in New Mexico. The bill was signed into law on March 12th, 2013, and sets aside $1 million from fees collected from all-electric and hybrid vehicles registered in NM over a three-year period. By building an infrastructure for electric cars, New Mexico aims to foster more environmentally friendly practices.
Tesla envisions their charging station locations as part of a growing national and international network, which will make electric vehicle travel truly convenient wherever your adventures take you, according to the governor’s office.
An electric vehicle owner can drive an EV1, or a Tesla Roadster, from Albuquerque to Los Angeles today. Tomorrow they can drive a Nissan Leaf, and two days later they’ll be able to jump into a plug-in Prius or Ford Focus Electric. Two weeks from now—maybe sooner—they’ll be able to take their Chevy Volt on that same trip. We have come a long way since General Motors’ EV1 was killed and Toyota pulled out of California in 1998, but we still have much more work to do before we get where we need to go.: The future of transportation is electric – Gov.
In accordance with the Better Buildings Program announced in March 2016 by Gov. Susana Martinez, Tesla will be working with state government officials to evaluate potential locations for its first two Supercharger locations in New Mexico.
In accordance with Gov. Susana Martinez’s Better Buildings Program, Tesla will be working with state government officials to evaluate potential locations for its first two Supercharger locations in New Mexico. The California-based electric vehicle maker has identified two sites for possible Supercharger installation: one near a Teslarati service center located in Santa Fe and another near a hotel that would house interested customers visiting Telsarati’s Roswell location. More sites are planned, including some outside of metropolitan areas such as Santa Fe and Roswell.: One of New Mexico’s main goals is to increase jobs by increasing renewable energy sources across its borders.
The company will also be conducting outreach with owners of Nissan Leafs, BMW i3s, Volkswagen e-Golfs and other EVs.
This year, electricity providers in New Mexico are installing 32 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations along major highways and freeways across six counties in central and southern New Mexico. The initiative is part of a larger effort by Xcel Energy Inc. to prepare for a day when EVs will be part of daily life. A growing number of drivers are interested in having an EV as their next purchase, according to Robert Yackulic, product director for electricity delivery systems at Xcel Energy. We’re anticipating continued growth with EV sales, he said.