For Immediate Release: October 18, 2017

Latest electric vehicles to be featured at Sac International Auto Show

BMW i8, Tesla Model X, Chevrolet Bolt and others available for viewing and/or ride and drives

Story:
SMUD will host an electric vehicle (EV) showcase at this weekend’s Sacramento International Auto Show at Cal Expo. The event will feature approximately 10 electric vehicles from manufacturers such as Tesla, BMW, Nissan, Ford and Chevrolet—including several models that can currently be leased for under $200 per month.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of SMUD and SacEV electric vehicle experts and learn more about what it’s like to own and drive an EV in the Sacramento region. Attendees will be able to participate in ride and drives, learn about SMUD’s $599 “Charge Free for Two Years” electric vehicle rebate, and enter to win a free two-year lease on a Nissan LEAF.

Date/Time:
Friday, October 20, 2017
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location:
Sacramento International Auto Show at Cal Expo (Building 2)

Visuals:
Approx. 10 electric vehicle models, including the BMW i8, Tesla Model X and more; electric vehicle charging stations; ride and drive opportunities

Interviews:
SMUD electric vehicle experts, EV owners and attendees

Background:
SMUD has been a leader in electric vehicle research for nearly 30 years. During that time, SMUD has worked with major automakers and a wide variety of technology companies to help test and optimize EV equipment and demonstrate real-world effectiveness. SMUD began offering special electric vehicle rates in 1993. SMUD currently offers a special EV rate discount that allows EV owners to save money when they charge their vehicles between midnight and 6 a.m. This allows owners to maximize their savings while mitigating the impact to SMUD’s electric grid for all customers. Environmental leadership is one of the SMUD board’s core values. SMUD made its original commitment to electric vehicles in 1989 and has continuously supported electric vehicles as they help improve the air quality in the Sacramento region and reduce dependency on oil.

More information about SMUD’s electric vehicle programs is available at smud.org/DriveElectric.