Posted on July 12, 2023

El Paso Electric, County of El Paso Team Up to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric (EPE) and the County of El Paso (County) are joining forces to propel the region towards a more sustainable future by announcing the installation of an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at the renowned El Paso County Coliseum. This partnership signifies a major step forward in driving accessible and eco-friendly transportation options for the community. Together, EPE and the County are igniting a green revolution that will electrify the roads and pave the way for a cleaner, greener El Paso.

As part of EPE's ambitious mission to assist in the development of convenient EV charging infrastructure in our region, this installation aligns with the County’s commitment to sustainable development and fostering a green and resilient future.

This EV initiative will expand charging opportunities for City residents as electric vehicles gain popularity. EPE is actively seeking ways to support property owners who want to be part of this electrifying movement and host an EV charging station.

"Our partnership with the County and City of El Paso represents the unified commitment to accelerate the electrification of our roads in the community," says Jessica Christianson, Vice President of Sustainability and Energy Solutions at EPE. "By encouraging the installation of more EV charging stations, we are making it easier for our residents and visitors to adopt electric vehicles, reduce emissions, and create a cleaner environment for future generations.”

“The more access to sustainable energy options we provide, the better,” said County Commissioner Stout, Precinct 2. “Using the County Coliseum and Ascarate Park as an EV charging site is not only a step in the right direction but will surely incentivize more El Pasoans to get into EV ownership.”

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 the County of El Paso
El Paso County is the westernmost county in the state of Texas. It is centered in a tri-state area surrounded by New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Texas. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 865,657, making it the sixth-most populous county in the State. The county is surrounded by the Franklin Mountains in the north and the Hueco mountains in the east making El Paso a premiere location for outdoor sports such as hiking and biking. El Paso County is one of the safest places to live in the United States and our historic sites make us a top travel destination. In fact, El Paso County’s Mission Trail was just named “Best Historical Site” in the 2023 Texas Travel Awards.

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