El Paso receives US$15 million to install 74 electric vehicle charging stations

Category: Automotive
Published: 2024-01-12
El Paso receives US$15 million to install 74 electric vehicle charging stations

EL PASO, TX – The City of El Paso and El Paso Electric announced that they received a US$15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to design and install a total of 74 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports at publicly accessible locations.

The grant will be used to install four Level 3 direct current electric vehicle charging (DCFC) charging stations and 70 Level 2 commercial charging stations at multifamily dwellings, retail businesses, and community centers. The stations will be strategically located to facilitate electric vehicle charging throughout the city.

“This grant is an important milestone for our city,” said El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser. “It will help us promote sustainable mobility and reduce carbon emissions in our community. We are grateful to the Department of Transportation for their support of this important project.”

El Paso Interim City Manager Cary Westin said the grant is an important step toward meeting the city’s climate goals.

“This grant will help us ensure that electric vehicle infrastructure is accessible to historically disadvantaged communities,” Westin said. “The charging stations will be strategically located to promote sustainable transportation and reduce carbon emissions.”

Jessica Christianson, vice president of Sustainability and Energy Solutions at El Paso Electric, said the grant is a sign of the company’s commitment to sustainable mobility.

“We are thrilled to contribute to this important project,” Christianson said. “Electric vehicles are critical to reducing our collective environmental impact, and this initiative fits perfectly with our vision for a cleaner, more sustainable future.”

The charging stations will be installed over the next 18 months.