Nevada Electric Highway

Help Support Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development in Nevada

Nevada Electric Highway

In addition to providing a lower energy rate for customers who charge their electric vehicles during off-peak hours, NV Energy has been working to help build Nevada's electric vehicle infrastructure for many years.

In 2013, the company rolled out a now-completed shared-investment program for major customers, universities, airports, resorts, malls and recreational establishments to install charging stations at their locations.  This resulted in more than doubling the number of electric vehicle charge ports in the state.

NV Energy also has teamed up with the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy to add charging stations along U.S. Route 95, between Reno and Las Vegas.  Called the Nevada Electric Highway, this initiative was launched in 2015 by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, NV Energy President and CEO Paul Caudill and the Governor's Office of Energy.  It is working with numerous communities along U.S. Route 95 to help fund one Direct Current (DC) fast charger and two additional ports for Level 2 charging to accommodate the different types of electric vehicles.  DC fast chargers can charge a vehicle in less than an hour; Level 2 chargers typically require several hours for a full charge.

The first charging station along U.S. Route 95 is operational and is located in Valley Electric Association's service territory, at Eddie World in Beatty. More information will be released in the near future regarding similar charging stations in Fallon, Hawthorne, and Tonopah.

For questions, please contact NV Energy at NevadaElectricHighway@nvenergy.com.

Nevada Governor's Office of Energy
Nevada Electric Highway Fact Sheet