Electricity is produced from a number of sources including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable sources. Electricity can be used to power all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). These vehicles draw electricity directly from the grid and other electrical power sources and store it in batteries that power one or more electric motors.

EVs typically do not have the range of conventionally fueled vehicles, and those on the market with the greatest range will go approximately 200 miles on one charge. PHEVs and electric vehicles with gasoline engines can extend this range.

Benefits of Using Electricity as a Transportation FuelEv Charger in Albuquequerque
Using electricity to power vehicles can have energy security and emissions benefits. Electricity is generated by domestic fuels, and when it displaces petroleum use in the transportation sector it can reduce imports of foreign oil. In addition, vehicles that run only on electricity produce no tailpipe emissions. However, there are emissions associated with producing the majority of the U.S.'s electricity. To determine the lifecycle emissions of an EV based on an area’s electricity mix, consumers can use the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Cost Calculator. EVs and PHEVs have higher fuel economies than conventional vehicles. Today's light-duty EVs (or PHEVs in electric mode) can achieve over 100 miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (mpge). The U.S. Environmental protection Agency hosts a Fuel Economy Website where consumers can research all available models of EVs, view their highway and city miles per gallon equivalency, and compare the specifications of EVs to conventional vehicles.

Electric Vehicle Charging in New Mexico

Throughout New Mexico there are 51 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public. There are currently 4 private stations and one planned station.  During 2017, many charging stations were installed at businesses, public parking areas and fueling stations.

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Electric Charging Stations in Albuquerque Metropolitan Area - Public

  • Dave and Buster’s, Winrock Mall - 2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE
  • Montgomery Plaza - 4575 San Mateo Blvd. NE
  • O'Neill's Pub, 4310 Central Ave.
  • BMW Sandia - 6001 Pan American Fwy.
  • City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development Parking Facility - 201 Marquette Ave. NW
  • City of Albuquerque - Department of Municipal Development Parking Facility - 400-498 3rd St NW
  • Melloy Nissan - 7707 Lomas Blvd.
  • Reliable Nissan - 9951 Coors Blvd. NW
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Corrales Center - 10701 Corrales Rd. NW
  • Latitudes - 2401 Highway 528, Rio Rancho
  • Sandia Peak Inn – 4614 Central Ave. SW
  • University of New Mexico – 2401 Redondo S. Dr.
  • University of New Mexico – 1913 Las Lomas Dr. NE
  • Fidelity Investments – 5401 Watson Dr. SE
  • Don Chalmers Ford – 2500 Rio Rancho Dr. SE
  • Applebee’s – Tesla – 2600 Menaul Blvd. NE
  • Sheraton ABQ Uptown – Tesla – 2600 Louisiana NE
  • Bella Roma Bed and Breakfast – Tesla – 1211 Roma Ave. NW
  • Cutter Aviation – Tesla – 2502 Clark Carr Loop SE
  • Petroglyph National Monument – 6501 Unser Blvd. NW
  • Breve Crepes and Coffee – 6001 Osuna Rd. NE
  • Winrock Garage – 100 Sun Ave. NE


Electric Charging Stations in Santa Fe – Public:

  • Sprouts, San Isidro Shopping Plaza - 3201 Zafarano Dr.
  • City of Santa Fe - Railyard Parking Garage - 503 Camino de la Familia
  • City of Santa Fe – Genoveva Chavez Community Center – 3221 W. Rodeo Rd.
  • Inn at Santa Fe - 8376 Cerrillos Rd.
  • Santa Fe Convention Center - 120 S Federal Place
  • CG Higgins - 847 Ninita St.
  • Fiesta Nissan - 2005 Saint Michaels Dr.
  • The Inn of the Five Graces – 150 E De Vargas St.
  • Naturally Durable PRC – Certified Hardwood Products – 219 West Manhattan Ave.
  • Luna Santa Fe – 505 Cerrillos Rd.
  • Santa Fe BMW – 2578 Camino Entrada
  • Wendell Chino Building – 1220 S. St. Francis Dr.
  • Rancho Gallina – Tesla – 31 Bonanza Creek Rd.
  • The Inn and Spa at Loretta – Tesla – 211 Old Santa Fe Trail
  • Don Gaspar Inn – Tesla – 623 Don Gaspar Ave.
  • Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado – Tesla - 198 State Rd. 592
  • De Vargas Center – 564 N Guadalupe St.


Electric Charging Stations Outside Santa Fe and Albuquerque - Public:

  • Grants KOA - 26 Cibola Sands Loop, Grants
  • Hampton Inn – Tesla - 111 Twin Buttes Rd, Gallup, NM
  • Marriott Towneplace Suites - Tesla - 4200 Sierra Vista Dr. Farmington
  • Casa Blanca Inn – Tesla – 505 E. La Plata St., Farmington
  • Comfort Inn – Tesla - 2500 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas
  • Holiday Inn Express – Tesla - 2516 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa
  • Holiday Inn Express – Tesla - 2624 S Adams St, Tucumcari
  • The Blue Swallow Motel – Tesla – 815 E. Route 66 Blvd., Tucumcari
  • White Sands Test Facility – 12600 Nasa Rd, Las Cruces
  • Best Western Socorro Hotel and Suites – Tesla – 1100 N. California St., Socorro
  • Blake Hotel – 106 Sutton Pl., Taos Ski Valley
  • Taos Mesa Brewery Taproom, 10 Thunderbird Rd., Taos Ski Valley
  • Adobe & Pines Inn – Tesla – 4107 State Rd. 68, Ranchos de Taos
  • Kewa Gas Station – Interstate 25, Exit 259, Kewa Pueblo

In the United States, the number of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations surpassed 11,800 in 2015. To locate an electric vehicle charging station, visit the U.S. Department of Energy´s Alternative Fueling Station Locator or Plug Share.

Free charging is also available at a growing number of locations. Public Service Company of New Mexico’s Electric Vehicle Site for more information.

Additional Information
Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
Alternative Fuels Data Center (U.S. DOE) – Electricity
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – Electric Transportation
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