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Before You Buy a PEV

There are many things to consider before buying or leasing a PEV. To make PEV ownership as simple as possible, think about the following before you buy:

Will you be buying an all-electric battery-powered vehicle or a plug-in hybrid?

Your driving habits will determine the type of vehicle that suits you best, and will also determine the type of electrical connection you'll need. Learn more about charging a PEV.

Are you equipped for home charging?

Yes. All PEVs can be charged with the charging unit that comes with your car, on a standard 120-volt 3-prong outlet. Learn more about charging a PEV.

How will charging your vehicle affect your SMUD bill?

Check out our special rate for residential PEV owners. Or, talk to a SMUD Customer Service Representative at 916-732-MYEV (6938).

Here's information that make charging your new plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) easier.

For more information or to enroll in a rate, please email us at:

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