This charging station is one of the few established in the country by a public utility and is equipped with Level 2 and Level 3 charging capabilities. Electric vehicles with Level 3 fast-charging capabilities will be able to charge to around 80% of full capacity in 30 minute or less with the 480 volt charging technology. Consumers will be able to charge their vehicles for approximately $2 per one gallon equivalent of electric power. The station is equipped to accept payment via credit card or through a mobile phone application. SMUD has plans to open more fast-charge electric vehicle charging stations in the area in the coming years.
Funded by the sale of carbon credits, the installment of this charging station aligns with SMUD’s core value of environmental leadership. The installments of these electric vehicle charging stations within the Sacramento Region help improve local air quality through the supply of clean power resources and their support of alternative-fuel transportation.