As improved charging infrastructure, preferential utility rates and falling prices have helped drive a 160 percent increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales around the world, EV popularity is also surging right here in the El Paso-Las Cruces region.
“EVs are no longer a novelty and no longer the sole province of wealthy West Coast tech gurus, they are a legitimate option for families of all incomes and in all parts of the country,” said Jonathan Macias, president of the Rio Grande Electric Auto Association.
“As prices fall and more chargers become available at public locations, businesses and homes, we want to make sure West Texans and Southern New Mexicans can get answers from local drivers and experts about making the transition.”
To answer questions from motorists who are considering flipping the switch on an EV purchase, Eco El Paso and the Rio Grande Electric Auto Association (RGEAA) will host two free showcases as part of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW).
The first will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, September 25 , at Sunland Park Mall in West El Paso near the food court (RSVP here).
The second will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, October 2 , at the Plaza De Las Cruces in Downtown Las Cruces (RSVP here).
This showcase is part of NDEW events occurring all over the globe, details and additional events posted at this link.