What happens if my electric MINI runs out of juice, can I get a regular tow?

"If my EV runs out of batter, what should I do? New job, big paycheck, so I treated myself to a new car! I am super excited about my new electric MINI Coop, but I am a little nervous. I have never had an electric car before, and I'm worried I will get stuck somewhere."

Answer
“Don’t worry! Having an EV run out of battery power is just like a typical car running out of gas. You will slowly come to a stop and that is it. If this happens to you, call for a tow and they can bring you to the nearest charging location or back home.
It may be a good idea to do a Google Maps search for “EV Charging Stations,” or you can even download an EV charging app like PlugShare, ChargePoint, or EVGO. Some apps even send a reminder to your phone for when it is time to recharge your car.
A few years ago, AAA had mobile charging tow trucks, but they have since been decommissioned. With the popularity of EV here to stay, AAA is looking to get them back on the road.”
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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.
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