For Immediate Release: September 22, 2022

SMUD sponsoring electric vehicle test drives in South Natomas

Test drive EVs, learn about incentives and get free lunch!

SMUD is offering free test drives of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) in partnership with Gardenland Northgate Neighborhood Association at Smythe Elementary school on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All participants who drive or take a ride in an EV will receive a free meal. A community softball game with Sacramento Police starts at 10 a.m., and other activities, such as a lowrider car show and face painting, are also planned.

Participants will also learn about EV costs and a range of EV incentives, including SMUD’s discounted EV electricity rate. For more information, visit

About SMUD
As the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 75 years. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Today, SMUD’s power supply is on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030.