El Paso Electric and County of El Paso Collaborate to Host Second Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station
EL PASO, Texas (October 13, 2023) – The County of El Paso and El Paso Electric (EPE) today announced a partnership to provide owners of electric vehicles (EV) a convenient way to charge outside of their homes. The newest location, in the parking lot of the Ascarate Golf Course, is home to a pole-mounted charging station with level 2 charging that accommodates two EVs. This is the second public charging station the County of El Paso is hosting, both of which were installed this summer.
“El Paso County should be a leader in sustainability,” said Commissioner David Stout, Precinct 2. “This is a step in the right direction. I’m looking forward to building on these projects and showing what is possible for both public and private organizations.”
“As the number of EVs on the road increases, we’re committed to investing in the electrification infrastructure needed to provide individuals with EV charging options to incorporate into their daily lifestyles,” says Jessica Christianson, vice president of sustainability and energy solutions. “We look for high-visibility locations where EV owners are expected to spend at least one hour of their time and understand that convenient charging is important. These two El Paso County public charging stations will certainly appeal to EV owners.”
How to use the EV public charging station at Ascarate Golf Course:
- Open the EV Connect app on your mobile device.
- Scan QR code or enter the station ID, listed below the QR code.
- Select a form of payment for EV cable to drop.
- Hold down the button on the handle of the connector to extend cable. While holding down the button, walk connector to the EV and release when you reach desired length.
- Plug in to start charging.
- Once the charging session has completed, unplug the connector from your EV and watch as it ascends back into the pole mounted station.
Customers who are interested in becoming EV owners can learn more by visiting epelectric.com/ev.
About the EPE Public EV Charging Station pilot program:
In December 2022, the City of El Paso approved the pilot program to install up to 20 public EV charging stations within city limits. EPE identifies property owners potentially interested in hosting an EV charging station. EPE will purchase, install and maintain the station, and property owners can offer it as a great amenity to their customers, attracting more business. There is no cost to property owners participating in this pilot program. Additional public EV charging stations installed this summer:
- El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano Dr., El Paso, TX 79905
- Vista Urban Market, 1960 George Dieter Dr., El Paso, TX 79936
- Denny’s Restaurant, 6650 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79925
- Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor Dr., El Paso, TX 79912
- Arcadia at Montecillo, 170 Vin Marbella Dr., El Paso, TX 79912
- The Canyons at Cimmaron, 7470 Cimarron Market Ave, El Paso, TX, 79911
- The Substation, 145 E Sunset Rd, El Paso, TX 79922
About El Paso Electric:
El Paso Electric is a regional energy provider that is engaged in generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 460,000 customers in a 10,000-square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.
About El Paso County:
El Paso County is the westernmost county in the state of Texas. It is centered in a mountainous, tri-state area surrounded by New Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Texas. The 2022 U.S. Census estimates the population was 868,763 making it the ninth-most populous county in the State. The County is made up of just over 1,000 square miles and contains 13 incorporated and unincorporated communities.