Monday, August 15, 2011
AAA to Offer Help to Drivers of Electric Vehicles
AAA has announced that it will provide mobile charging roadside-assistance trucks to help drivers of electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf.
AAA said the truck will have the ability to provide Level 2 and 3 charging to the automotive club's members who lose the charge on their batteries. Some 10-15 minutes of charge time should allow motorists to drive up to 15 miles to a charging station, where they can fully charge, the group said.
The program is beginning in Portland, Ore., Seattle, the San Francisco area, Los Angeles, Knoxville, Tenn. and the Tampa area.
The trucks will also be able to provide traditional services such as jump starts, tire changes and lockout service.