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
Shannon Martin
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.”

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