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Considering an electric vehicle?

Here's a quick list of things to consider before you purchase an electric vehicle (EV):

How far and how often do you drive?

Most people drive less than 40 miles a day. If that's you, then almost any EV will meet your needs and require just ordinary house current for charging. But if your travels often take you beyond 80 miles a day, you may want a longer-range vehicle and possibly an upgraded charging system. See cars listed by range.

Check out the vehicles

See the growing list of electric vehicles.

Check out incentives

See what incentives are available when you purchase an EV. Visit the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project and Federal Tax Credits for EVs.

Look at charging options

Ordinary house current works just fine for most electric vehicles. But for those with larger battery packs and longer range, you may want to consider an electrical upgrade. See charging options.

Look at rates

SMUD offers a time-of-use discount rate for electrical vehicle charging.

Still have questions?

See answers to some of our more frequently asked questions about EVs.


For more information, simply email us.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle

SMUD's electric vehicle charging stations

You can charge most fast-charge EVs in less than 30 minutes at one of SMUD's 2 charging stations.

SMUD solar parking lot
6151 S Street, just west of the SMUD Headquarters building.
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Citrus Heights
7825 Lichen Dr., adjacent to Raley's grocery store.
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