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Discover how an EV can be a smart choice for you and the environment. 

Gas vehicles are the the top producers of carbon in California. With an EV, you can:

  • save on fuel and maintenance.
  • enjoy a smoother, quieter ride.
  • experience the convenience of charging at home.
  • help provide cleaner air for everyone.


See how much you can save when you buy, lease or charge an EV .
Find out how to charge your EV at home and locate your nearest public charging station.
Is an EV right for you? Use our online tools and contact our SMUD EV Advisors to help you decide. 

Rebates & incentives

Visit PlugStar for a full list of available incentives by ZIP Code.

For a customized list of incentives, register for your own PlugStar profile.

EV rate discount

Register your EV on My Account to receive a 1.5¢ discount on all electric usage between midnight and 6 AM. For a SMUD account to receive the EV rate credit, a plug-in electric vehicle must be registered with the DMV using the same service address as the SMUD account.

Federal tax credit

You may be eligible for a federal income tax credit up to $7,500 if you purchased an all-electric or plug-in hybrid car.

California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

Get a rebate from $1,000 - $7,000 when you buy or lease a new EV.

Clean Cars 4 All

Income eligible customers get up to $9,500 towards the purchase of a new or used EV. 

If you bought a plug-in EV, you could get up to $1,000 toward EV charging equipment and installation costs. Apply for SMUD Charge@Home.

Get rewarded for charging your EV when it’s best for the electricity grid and allows us to use more renewable energy. Learn about our Managed EV Charging program.


Tools & resources

SMUD EV Advisors

We have a dedicated team to provide you enhanced EV support. We can help you understand the basics of EV ownership and answer questions like:

  • How can I get charging equipment in my home?
  • How does the federal EV tax credit work?
  • What does it cost to charge an electric car?
  • Where can I find a dealer with staff knowledgeable about EVs?
  • Do I need a panel upgrade if I charge my EV at home?

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Online EV tools

Use our EV tools to make an informed decision about which EV is right for you.


Find the EV that meets your needs and connect you with a qualified EV dealer near you. Visit PlugStar to get started. 

EV Estimator

Use the estimator tool to compare the costs to buy and drive an EV versus a gas engine vehicle. You can access the estimator two ways: