Special Notice: Due to technology issues, SMUD is temporarily unable to accept payments at any of the remote pay stations such as grocery or Wal-Mart stores. In-person payments can be made only at the SMUD Customer Service Center located at 6301 S Street, Sacramento.

If you made a payment at a remote pay station between Saturday, April 22 and Thursday, April 27 there may be a delay in the payment being credited to your SMUD account. Affected customers will not be assessed late penalties and no accounts will be disconnected as a result of the issue. Payments through the mail, our website or by calling SMUD are not affected. Please accept our apologies as we work around the clock to correct the issue.

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Charging a PEV

Charging stations are described as level 1, level 2, or DC Fast Charger (Direct Current Fast Charging).

Level 1

This uses ordinary household current. All electric vehicles can be charged on a standard 3-prong outlet and the charging unit that comes with your vehicle. It is the slowest charging mode for an electric vehicle.

  • Uses a standard 120V outlet
  • Takes 8 to 20 hours to fully charge a vehicle, depending on how depleted the battery is and whether it's a hybrid or fully electric vehicle
  • Typically adds 5 miles of range per hour charged
  • No set-up costs

Level 2

Consider upgrading to a level 2 charging station if your vehicle has an electric drive range of 100 miles or more, or you simply want a faster charger. Consult your dealer for advice.

To learn more about the FREE Level 2 charger offer, click here.

  • Uses a 240V circuit
  • Takes 4 to 8 hours to fully charge a vehicle, depending on how depleted the battery is and whether it's a hybrid or fully electric vehicle
  • Typically adds between 12-20 miles of range per hour charged
  • May require a panel upgrade by a qualified electrician
  • Requires EVSE (Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment) and permits
  • Available at some work and public sites

DC Fast Charger

This type of charger is not practical for residential installations due to cost and electrical equipment limitations.

  • Use a 480V circuit
  • Takes 20 minutes to reach 80% charge
  • Requires a special plug receptacle on your vehicle
  • Available at some public sites

Public Charging Stations

Sacramento-Area Fast Charging Stations Coming Soon

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6151 S Street, just west of the SMUD Headquarters building.
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Sacramento International Airport
Free waiting area
5750 Crossfield Dr.
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Citrus Heights
7825 Lichen Dr., adjacent to Raley's grocery store.
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Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
2820 R Street, Sacramento
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Amtrak Station
401 I Street, Sacramento
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Nugget Market
7101 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove
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