CNM Celebrates New Electric Vehicle Technology Program, New EV Vehicles and Charging Stations During Event May 14
One of CNM's new electric fleet vehicles

CNM Celebrates New Electric Vehicle Technology Program, New EV Vehicles and Charging Stations During Event May 14

The event will be on May 14 on Main Campus and will feature a ribbon cutting, a resource fair with community partners and CNM representatives, and more
May 09, 2024

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) will be showcasing how its charging up support for electric vehicles (EV), an EV workforce and a clean energy future during a “Leading the Charge” event on May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Campus in the Quad area between the JS Building and Student Resource Center.

The event will celebrate CNM’s new Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate program, new electric vehicles being added to CNM’s fleet, and new EV charging stations on campus. There will also be a variety of vendors and organizations represented at information booths, including New Mexico Energy Conservation, PNM, American Lung Association, Don Chalmers Ford, PPC Solar, Chargepoint, Goodwill, and a variety of CNM representatives.

CNM’s new Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate program, which launches in August, will prepare students to become certified technicians to help meet the growing workforce demand in the EV industry. CNM faculty members will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the program, and discuss career opportunities.

“CNM is committed to supporting the workforce needs of New Mexico’s clean energy industries and employers,” said CNM President Tracy Hartzler. “We’re excited about launching our Electric Vehicle Technology program and preparing students for high-quality careers that will also help our EV industry in the region grow and thrive. We’re also proud to be adding electric vehicles to our fleet at CNM, and adding electric charging stations on campus. CNM looks forward to continuing to reduce our carbon footprint and providing education and training programs that advance clean energy efforts in our community and state.”


There will be five electric vehicles on display at the event, including two of the four new EVs added to CNM’s fleet. There will also be an electric semi-truck used by Goodwill and an EV from Don Chalmers Ford on display. Attendees will also be able to learn about how charging an electric vehicle works and there will be information available on some of the latest electric vehicle models and tax incentives for purchasing an EV.

“Adding electric vehicles and charging stations to our operations at CNM is a strong statement on CNM’s commitment to sustainability,” said Nicholas Aragon, CNM’s Parking and Fleet Services Director. “We’re looking forward to the positive impacts that these EV efforts will have on campus and for our community as we all strive for a sustainable future.”

The two new charging stations will be for the new EV fleet vehicles. CNM has four existing charging stations for student and public use on Main Campus, with plans to add more over the next several years.

CNM students, faculty and staff, and the general public are invited to the “Leading the Charge” event. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.