Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) received $38.3 million in NEVI Formula funding to distribute through 2026. The funds will be used for the expansion of a National EV Charging Infrastructure network in the State of New Mexico. In the first round of funding distributions, NMDOT received 17 applications and awarded $11.9 million to six (6) entities, for a total of 20 locations and 84 new EV chargers across New Mexico.  Additional phases of funding distribution will be available in the Spring.

Awardees and locations

  • EV Gateway (Las Cruces)
  • Francis Energy (Raton, Socorro, Los Lunas, T or C)
  • Pilot (Jamestown, Moriarity)
  • Red E Charging LLC (Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Grants, Maxwell, Bernalillo)
  • SkyChargers LLC (Deming)
  • Tesla (Lordsburg, Encino, Gallup, Wagon Mound, Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari)

“With the help of USDOT, the ideas supported by these awards constitute a leap forward in achieving a low-carbon future and assist in building a comprehensive charging infrastructure network that will open New Mexico’s electric drivability,” said Ricky Serna, NMDOT Cabinet Secretary.  

The NEVI Plan, approved by the Federal Joint Office of Energy and Transportation on September 14, 2022, envisions a phased approach to create a reliable, accessible, convenient, and an affordable EV charging network which will in turn support transportation choices, energy diversification, economic development, and environmental sustainability for all New Mexicans. The Solicitation for Applications (SFA) was Phase One of The NEVI Plan, which aims to build-out I-25, I-40 and I-10.

Per NEVI Formula Requirements, once EV Charging Stations have been installed along the Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC) and approved as “built out” by the FHWA, the State of New Mexico can expand the network further into other high priority EV corridors as part of the remaining plan.