2 New Mexico cities opening electric car charging stations

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Updated: 12/23/2013 11:26 am

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico cities are set to begin operating public charging station for electric vehicles.

The Farmington Daily Times reports that Gallup opened a Tesla Motors supercharger station last week and Farmington is scheduled to open one next month.

The two stations are part of Tesla Motors' mission to expand its supercharger stations nationally. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is the maker of the all-electric Tesla.

Tesla Communications Manager Patrick Jones said the cars range from $69,000 to $130,000.

Tesla said it sold just over 5,500 of its Model S sedans in the July-September period.

It's not clear how many electric vehicles have been registered in New Mexico.

The Georgetown Climate Center says there are more than 900 charging stations in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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