In an effort to reduce range anxiety for owners’ of electric vehicles, AAA announced it will offer mobile charging roadside assistance trucks.
The roadside assistance trucks will be equipped with the capability to provide Level 2 and Level 3 charging for members when their EV’s batteries become discharged. The trucks will be able to provide 10-15 minutes of charge time, which should provide enough juice for the EVs to travel three to 15 miles to a charging station to top off the charge, according to AAA.
Initially AAA will offer the mobile electric vehicle charging trucks in six metropolitan areas across the U.S. Starting this summer AAA will begin testing its pilot program starting with Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; the San Francisco Bay area; Los Angeles; Knoxville, Tennessee; and the Tampa Bay area of Florida.