On December 18th, 2020 PNM filed the Transportation Electrification Program (TEP) proposal at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) for approval.

The TEP is the result of over a year of research, design, and outreach with community stakeholders to determine the most holistic electric vehicle (EV) program for PNM customers.

The goal of the Transportation Electrification Program TEP is to expand the use of EVs by addressing the barriers to adoption for PNM customers.

The Transportation Electrification Program
(TEP) focuses on 4 major categories:

  1. Customer rebate incentives for charging infrastructure for both residential and non-residential applications
  2. Pilot rates to help customers save money by charging during off-peak times
  3. Customer education and outreach
  4. Program administration and public reporting

“We’re extremely excited to be filing this program,” said Alaric Babej, Project Manager in Product Development for PNM. “We look forward to working through the approval process at the NMPRC to provide our local New Mexico communities with more opportunities to embrace an electrified transportation future.

One of the first things we hope to achieve is to engage with our customers and give them a deeper look at how EVs can provide great benefits. This will help both our customers and the environment moving forward.”

With the application submitted, the NMPRC will coordinate the approval process over the coming year.

PNM expects final approval in the latter half of 2021 to be ready for a full program rollout in early 2022.  In the meantime, take a look at http://www.plugshare.com/newmexico to find a map of the current charging stations near you.

PNM currently owns and operates four free level two charging stations.

One at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe as well as the Sprouts grocery store in Santa Fe, one at the Visitors Center in Silver City, and one at the Coronado mall in Albuquerque.

Also, please visit www.pnm.com/ev to join the PNM EV Community and see current EV incentives such as the Nissan LEAF promotion.

About PNM

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 530,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state.

PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit www.PNM.com.