MLG’s next attempt to force EV’s (or at least the costs of them) on you

Fresh off her “victory” in pushing EV’s on New Mexicans through an unelected board, New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham is pushing yet another regulation to push EV’s on an unwilling public. Next up is her push to force EV charging stations and equipment on those who build apartment buildings and other  commercial real estate.

The “good” news is that while news reports initially reported a 20% mandate, the “final” proposal limits ACTUAL EV spaces required to 5% with up to another 15% being so-called “EV capable.” You can read the following regulation here. 

An EV charging station can range from $1,200 to $6,000 for a level two charger and a level three station can cost $30,000 to $80,000 or more.

The estimated cost for EV charging infrastructure, including the raceway, panel capacity, and dedicated circuit, is $1,650 per parking space for new commercial buildings. (that is a vast increase in the cost per parking space just to make them “EV capable”).

An in-person hearing shall be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at the Regulation and Licensing Department located at 5500 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Conference room, starting at 9:30 a.m.

You may send written comments to: Construction Industries Division, – Regulation and Licensing Department, 5500 San Antonio Drive NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87109, Attention: Public Comments. Written comments
may also be faxed to (505) 765-5670 or submitted to Quindi Otero-Robertson at her email address: Quindi.Otero@rld.nm.gov. All written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

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One Reply to “MLG’s next attempt to force EV’s (or at least the costs of them) on you”

  1. I fully understand the nerd and reasoning for EV parking stations and the push for EV ownership, but with todays climate of war, rumors of war and threats of war, should we be focused on Chinese chips and their monopoly on electrical chip manufacturing? Why the funds given through the Biden Administration on his war of gas products to American Manufacturers of chips have Chinese connections, Has MLG considered if EMP warheads went off, or Biden in this respect, we would be in the Stone Age if everything is electric. As we reduce our footprint on global warming, where is the plan for electric rockets, planes, and space vehicles. They use gas and those rockets that go to space, put holes in the ozone by burning through it to achieve orbit. That is a far greater danger than oil and gas. You could also limit the amount of car ownership per household. I haven’t heard of any effort to fix the hole in the ozone either? It won’t fix itself. Sometimes I wonder which county MLDs allegiance is.

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