Does AAA cover EV charging?
"If I run out of juice, does AAA charge my EV car or tow it? I have AAA and I drive a Nissan Leaf."
Answer provided by
Answered on Jul 28, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“Most tow providers and road service responders contracted by roadside assistance providers (like AAA) would not have the appropriate equipment on hand to charge an electric vehicle, so the service call would likely be treated as a tow call rather than a fuel call, except that they would tow you to the nearest charging station.
It is likely that there are exceptions and that in areas where EV’s are more prevalent, some providers may have begun to offer or may plan to offer this service.
Since charging an electric car isn’t a readily accessible service through most roadside assistance companies, consider adding towing coverage to your plan.”
Did this answer help you?
Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.
Have a different question?
You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.
Browse by topics
What others are asking
Do I need commercial insurance to drive for Domino's?
I want to get a job with Domino's, but I've heard you need commercial insurance to drive for them. Is this true, or will my current liability insurance work?
Apr 28, 2021
Does it matter what year I got my license?
"I was told that the year I got my ID can count as time I've been licensed. Is this true? I got my state ID at 19 and got my driver's license at 23."
Jul 27, 2021