Why Drive an EV?

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are rising in popularity each year and are set to become the future of transportation. As their name suggests, electric vehicles are powered by electricity through one or more electric motors and batteries that can be recharged. These eco-friendly vehicles can reduce costs and make a positive impact on the environment while not sacrificing on performance.

Buy Your EV

There are two types of EVs available for purchase. EVs are classified by the degree that electricity is used as their energy source—either fully electric or hybrid. Each type offers different features to accommodate your travel needs.

Fully Electric (EVs):

  • Run exclusively on electricity.
  • Have a travel range of 75 to over 300 miles depending on model.
  • Zero tailpipe emissions.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs):

  • Run on electricity and switch to a gasoline backup once the battery charge is depleted.
  • Lower tailpipe emissions than conventional gas-only vehicles.

Find your EV

Charge your EV

There are two convenient ways to charge your EV, at home and at public EV charging stations.

Home Charging

Level 1 Charging

Level 1 Charging

Uses the charge cord that came with your EV and plugs in to a 120-volt outlet. The Level 1 charge rate is approximately 5 miles of range per hour of charge – or roughly 60 miles of recharge each night.

Level 2 Charging

Requires installation of a charging station connected to a 240-volt outlet. Charging at Level 2 can add roughly 10 to 30 miles of range per hour, depending on the vehicle.

Level 2 Charging

Public Charging

There are over 100 public charging stations in El Paso Electric’s service territory. Public stations can be Level 2 or Level 3. Level 3 or “DC fast charging” can recharge up to 80% of your battery in 20 minutes.

Public Charging

You can find public charging stations near you by visiting:


EV Rates Options

EPE offers special EV charging rates and a whole-house Time-of-Use (TOU) rate that can save customers money by using energy during specific hours.

EV Rates Options

Whole House EV Rate Rider

Available to residential and commercial customers that have a qualifying plug-in electric vehicle that is registered with the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division using the same address as listed on the EPE’s residential or commercial account.

EV rate

Available to residential and commercial customers that have a facility dedicated solely for the charging of EV.

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Residential Commercial


New Mexico Residential Smart Charging Program

EPE customers can participate in a rewards program to earn off-bill incentives for authorizing EPE to schedule charging either through their electric vehicle or smart charging station.

Customers can also receive a rebate on the purchase of a qualifying smart Level 2 charging station, a rebate on the installation costs of a new 240V outlet dedicated to EV home charging or hardwiring a charging station to the home’s electrical system, and a rebate on the purchase of a qualifying electric bicycle. Eligible low-income customers may qualify for a rebate on the purchase of a qualifying electric vehicle.


New Mexico Commercial Smart Charging Rebates

The increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) within our New Mexico service territory has led to the need for more charging locations. This opens a unique opportunity for business owners, public parking managers, apartment owners, and fleet operators to provide a service that’s in high demand. The best part is that our commercial customers can also take advantage of several rebates for the installation of smart charging stations.

Calendar of Events

Earth Day
April 2024
Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive
Doña Ana County Government Center
845 N Motel Blvd Las Cruces, NM
May 4, 2024, 9am to 3pm
National Drive Electric Week
September 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions by clicking below or contact us directly at ev@epelectric.com or call (915) 543-5711, Ext. 5172.

Frequently Asked Questions

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