Electric Car Charging Stations in New Mexico

As of 2022, Albuquerque has the most electric car charging stations in New Mexico, followed by Santa Fe and Taos.
Written by Amber Reed
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
If you need to charge your EV in
New Mexico
, an online map can help you find the closest charging station. According to PlugShare.com, there are over 700 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the state. 
According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the state will receive approximately $38 million over the next five years from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to install EV infrastructure—like charging stations—across the state.
There are already plenty of charging stations in the Land of Enchantment, but as time goes on, keeping your electric car charged in New Mexico will be easier than it's ever been.

Where to find electric vehicle charging stations in New Mexico

Before you decide which public charging location you want to use, it’s a good idea to learn about the different kinds of charging equipment.
EV chargers are divided into four categories, based on voltage and charging time.
  • Level 1: 120 volts, charges approximately 3 to 5 miles of range per hour, the slowest way to charge your car
  • Level 2:  220 volts, the most common type of EV charging, charges between 12 and 80 miles per hour
  • Level 3: Also known as DC fast charging, charges at a rate of up to 20 miles per minute
  • Tesla Supercharger: Tesla’s DC fast chargers, charges up to 200 miles in 15 minutes
All of the public chargers in New Mexico are Level 2, Level 3, or Tesla Superchargers. Standard home chargers, on the other hand, are usually Level 1 or Level 2.
If you’re looking for a public charging station in New Mexico, the easiest way to find one is by using an online locator:
  • ChargeHub
    : Finds Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 (DCFC), and Tesla Supercharger stations 
  • PlugShare
    : Shows pricing, user reviews, and parking information for public chargers

New Mexico cities with the most EV charging stations

City
Total number of public charging stations
DCFC stations
Tesla stations
Free stations
Albuquerque
208
45
22
12
Santa Fe
120
24
8
9
Taos
58
0
0
4
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How much does it cost to charge an electric car in New Mexico?

Charging an electric vehicle is generally cheaper than filling a gas tank—but it might not be free. Here’s a rundown of what you should expect to pay for charging your car in New Mexico.
The most common type of public charging station in New Mexico is a Level 2 charger.
  • Some of these facilities will allow you to charge your car for free, but others cost around $0.30 to $0.40 per kWh
  • Your exact costs will be based on the type of electric car or plug-in hybrid you own, and how much charging you need to do
  • If you’re just topping off, you might only have to pay a few dollars; if you’re fully charging an almost-depleted battery, you should expect higher costs
The most convenient way to charge your EV in New Mexico is by using a Level 3 (DC) fast charger.
  • Some of these stations charge by electricity (per kWh) and others will charge by time (per minute)—but the cost is usually similar to what you’d pay at a Level 2 charger
  • The average cost for using a Level 3 charger is about $0.35/kWh, or about $10 to $30 per charge
Depending on the station you use, you might also need to pay a parking fee. Most stations that charge parking fees also allow you to buy a monthly membership—which can be a great way to reduce costs if you use the same public charging station regularly.

New Mexico electric vehicle incentives

Unfortunately, New Mexico does not offer any
electric vehicle incentives
for individual electric vehicle owners—but commercial buildings can earn a tax credit of up to $1,500 for the installation of EV charging stations.
Additionally, owning an EV or installing a charging station could earn you a rebate with your utility company. 
  • Powering New Mexico
    provides its residential customers with a $300 rebate after the installation of a certified Level 2 ENERGY STAR charging station
  • XCEL Energy’s
    Driving Toward an Electric Future
    program offers several EV-based incentives for residents of New Mexico
  • El Paso Electric—which provides utility services to parts of New Mexico—offers both a
    residential program
    and a
    commercial program
    for customers who install EV charging stations at their home or business location
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