Circuit sharing devices
An alternative to a panel upgrade is a circuit sharing device. It allows two appliances, such as an electric clothes dryer and an EV charger, to share the same circuit. View SMUD incentives for circuit and other energy management devices.
Common EV charging questions
Does SMUD offer rebates or incentives for installing an EV charger at my home?
Yes. If you decide Level 1 charging doesn’t meet your needs, the SMUD Charge@Home program offers customers up to $1,000 toward EV charging equipment and installation costs. Learn more about the Charge@Home incentive and view eligible EV chargers.
Do I need a panel upgrade to install an EV charger at my home?
Not necessarily. A circuit sharing or energy management device is an alternative to a circuit panel upgrade and can save you money.
- A circuit sharing device allows two appliances, such as an electric clothes dryer and an EV charger, to share the same circuit.
- An energy management device can control your EV charger to avoid overloading your main breaker.
SMUD offers an up to $300 rebate on circuit sharing and energy management devices. If you’re considering one of these devices and have more questions, you can contact a SMUD EV Advisor to discuss your personal charging needs.
Learn more about EV charging and your electrical panel.