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
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.
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