BEC Ribbon Cutting for 2020 EV charger installation in Bandera, Texas.
Bandera Electric Cooperative recently received $15,000 in grants from the Texas Commission on Environment Quality to install six Level 2 (L2) dual-port electric vehicle (EV) chargers within its service territory.
A L2 charger can charge any EV, including Tesla vehicles with an adapter. The charger adds roughly 25 miles of range per hour, allowing the user to charge their EV five to seven times faster compared to a L1 charger.
BEC will identify the EV charging locations based on a low presence of existing EV charging infrastructure and high-traffic areas, like tourist destinations. The Best Western Hotel in Bandera and the Hondo National Bank in Leakey are among the first sites selected to receive charging stations.
“The grants we received will allow us to plan proactively for the growing EV demand in the area and leverage EVs as a grid asset, benefitting all members,” said Thilo Janssen, BEC manager of engineering.
BEC is committed to providing energy efficient solutions for its members, and is currently offering a $1,000 rebate for qualified all-electric vehicle purchases. Visit BanderaElectric.com/Rebates to learn more.