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Texas-based utility El Paso Electric has launched its electric vehicle (EV) community initiative.

The EV Community is the region’s first utility-led electric vehicle project, according to a statement.

EL Paso’s is the region’s first website to offer an information hub to the public such as explanations on EVs, details on where drivers can charge their EV in the far West Texas and South New Mexico regions, and incentives vehicle shoppers can take advantage of in both Texas and New Mexico.

The initiative will educate and reward the growing number of customers who are choosing to drive EVs and help protect the environment.

To join the EV Community, drivers must reside in El Paso’s service territory and own or lease a battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

As members of this community, drivers will receive exclusive perks and access to content that is curated by EV enthusiasts such as exclusive insights, special newsletters, and will be invited to take part in virtual events – all for free.

The vice president of customer and community engagement at El Paso, Eddie Gutierrez, said; “As the demand for EVs continues to grow, we are committed to doing our part in connecting our customers to useful resources and information on EVs and how this is a viable transportation option for families and commuters.

“As EVs continue to evolve, the creation of EPE’s EV Community will serve as a useful tool for our customers to stay connected with EV trends and be the first to learn about future programs and incentives.”