El Paso grows electric vehicle charging stations fleet

El Paso grows electric vehicle charging stations fleet
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 9:07am

Residents in El Paso will now have locations to re-charge their vehicles. 

The city announced the official commissioning of the electric vehicle charging stations. These stations are located in various areas across the city including several Sun Metro terminals and the Airport.

The City of El Paso, in partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College, and the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), used a $256,000 state grant from the Texas State Energy Conservation Office’s Transportation Efficiency Program to install 32 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city. UTEP has also used additional funding to install various other stations throughout the UTEP campus.

Electric vehicle stations for public use can now be found at the following locations (in some cases, there are more than one charging stations at each location):

• El Paso International Airport, Short-Term Parking, 6701 Convair Road
• City Municipal Service Center, 7969 San Paulo Drive
• Sun Metro Westside Terminal, 2nd level, 7535 Remcon Circle
• Sun Metro Mission Valley Terminal, 9065 Alameda Avenue
• Sun Metro Glory Road Terminal, 2nd level, 100 E. Glory Road
• UTEP Schuster Parking Garage, 500 W. Schuster Avenue
• UTEP Academic Services Building Parking Lot, 501 W. Schuster Avenue
• UTEP Sun Bowl Parking Facility, 2522 Sun Bowl Drive
• UTEP Union Building East Parking Lot, 275 W. University Avenue
• El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, Advanced Technology Center, 919 Hunter Drive
• HACEP – Tio Cooper, 5301 Suncrest Drive
• HACEP – Paisano Green Community, 4000 E. Paisano Drive
• HACEP – Eisenhower Community, 5628 Eisenhower Avenue
• HACEP – Williams Community, 314 Resler Drive
• HACEP – Central Office Loading Dock, 5300 E. Paisano Drive
• HACEP – Central Office Guard Shack, 5301 E. Paisano Drive
• HACEP – Westfall Community, 10700 Vista del Sol Drive

“We realize that the real key to encouraging electric vehicle use in this community is to provide the infrastructure so drivers are not stranded without power,” said Marty Howell, Director of Economic Development and Sustainability for the City of El Paso. “That’s exactly why the City of El Paso, along with its partners, has committed to providing an increasing number of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city.”

  

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