El Paso Electric receives $25,000 in grants to install electric vehicle charging stations

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has awarded El Paso Electric (EPE) two grants of $12,500 to install 10 public Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations ).

EPE says the grants were made possible by the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) at TCEQ.

These charging stations will be installed in a variety of optimal, high-traffic locations in central areas of El Paso, Texas, and should be available later this year, officials say.

“Electrification of transportation is a key EPE initiative, and this grant propels our commitment to driving economic growth and vibrancy in our region,” said Jessica Christianson, Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability at EPE. EPE. “We are optimistic that adding charging infrastructure in our community will help support the adoption of electric vehicles which can provide cost savings to drivers and environmental benefits to our region. EPE will continue to seek opportunities to provide our customers with energy solutions for electrification.

Utility officials add that the Level 2 station provides a range of 10-20 miles per hour of charging, which is 5-7 times faster for all-electric vehicles than the Level 1 charger (using a traditional outlet 120 volt).

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