NMDOT announces recipients of $5.1 million EV charging station grant

Dozens of locations chosen statewide

SANTA FE – Today Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Cabinet Secretary Ricky Serna announced the first of multiple electric vehicle (EV) charging station grant contracts awarded statewide. The Level Three Direct Current (DC) Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Grant Program provides approximately $5.1 million in funding derived from the distribution of the American Rescue Plan Act. The Program also aligns with Governor Lujan Grisham’s Climate Change goals of reducing greenhouse gases through low-carbon projects.

The funds were appropriated to the NMDOT for planning, engineering services, design, and installation of EVCS across New Mexico. Any EV charging infrastructure acquired or installed with the funds shall be located along a designated Alternative Fuel Corridor which the NMDOT identified in August. The funds must be used for electric vehicle charging infrastructure on public roads or in other publicly accessible locations such as public parks, or in publicly accessible parking facilities owned or managed by a private entity

Applicants interested in installing an EVCS submitted proposals to the NMDOT and were asked to take into consideration: Equity, cost effectiveness, operation, and maintenance of EVCS. They were also asked to address geographic diversity of EVCS in rural areas, and the Justice 40 initiative. The Program prioritized rural locations, as well as low-and moderate-income areas of the state to help alleviate economic and racial disparities.

“Every application was taken into careful consideration with the goal of supporting the development and growth of electric vehicle charging stations and alternative fuel infrastructure statewide, no matter how rural the location,” said State Transportation Secretary Ricky Serna.  “In the end, 32 locations were selected in the first round of selections.”

The following communities and locations were chosen to receive grant funding for the Level 3 Direct Current Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 

618 Riverside Dr, Espanola, NM 87532

203 Missouri St, Columbus NM 88029

10 Miller Ln, Angel Fire, NM 87710

101 W River St, Red River, NM 87558

1190 NM 554, El Rito, NM 87530

201A Pueblo View Rd, Peñasco, NM 87553

2500 Old State Rd 3, Questa, NM 87556

50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549

N Plaza, Taos, NM 87571

#71 Hwy 126 Cuba, NM 87013

101 W Broadway St, Tatum NM 88267

1010 S Canal St, Carlsbad NM 88220

106 Rock Canyon Rd Elephant Butte, NM 87935

160 8th St Vaughn, NM 88353

1600 N 1st St, Artesia NM 88210

2301 S 1st St Tucumcari, NM 88401

2369 NM-469 San Jon NM 88434

2515 W 2nd St Roswell, NM 88201

26126 US Highway 70 Ruidoso, NM 88345

28586 US 70 Hondo, NM 88336

301 Clark St Elida, NM 88116

327 Sumner Ave Fort Sumner, NM 88119

3709 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs NM 88240

6 Sierra Rd Des Moines, NM 88418

880 US 70 W Alamogordo, NM 88310

12 S. Main St., Pecos, NM 87552

1254 NM-53, Zuni, NM 87327

17342 US-84, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

3401 30th St, Suite B, Farmington, NM 87401

500 South Terrace Ave., Chama NM 87520

60 Co Rd 75, Truchas, NM 87578

7413 Hwy 4, Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024



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