New Mexico DOT funds Kit Carson Electric Coop for EV Fast Charging Stations

Oct. 9, 2022
EV DC fast charging stations will be installed at seven locations in New Mexico, expanding the KCEC network to 50

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is awarding a grant of $800,000 to the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) for its proposed electric vehicle (EV) projects.

The funding will be for engineering services, design, and installation of EV DC fast charging stations across seven New Mexico locations, namely:

·        Angel Fire Ski Resort, Angel Fire, NM (pictured)

·         Red River Convention Center, Red River, NM

·         El Rito Northern New Mexico College, El Rito, NM

·         Picuris Administration Building, Penasco, NM

·         Questa Village Hall, Questa, NM

·         Oja Calliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Oja Caliente, NM

·         Taos Plaza, Taos, NM (2)

With the addition of the new stations, the number of KCEC charging stations will increase to 50. The network will contribute to New Mexico’s objective to reduce GHG emissions by 45% by 2030.

The grant is part of the NMDOT’s EV charging station grant program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

“With these new charging stations, we are providing our members with expanded clean energy economy services that improve quality of life and economic opportunity in our region,” said Luis A. Reyes, Jr., CEO of KCEC. “We are thrilled that the NMDOT shares our vision to ensure EV services are available to our community as well as to our valued New Mexico tourism visitors.”

The new stations are expected to be operational around 2023.