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Electric Vehicle Estimator

What is it?

Our Electric Vehicle Estimator is an online tool that helps you make informed decisions about buying an EV.

Use the EV Estimator to:

  • compare costs to buy and drive an EV versus a gas engine vehicle;
  • estimate the driving range of different EVs using electricity alone;
  • see potential environmental benefits;
  • discover rebates and tax credits.

To get started

First, log-in to My Account. You’ll be directed automatically to the estimator tool. It uses your actual electricity usage to present realistic side-by-side cost comparisons between electric vehicles and gas vehicles that you select.

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SMUD's electric vehicle charging stations

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

SMUD solar parking lot
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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