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AAA Adds Electric Vehicle Charging to Roadside Services

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AAA is launching a pilot program that includes roadside assistance vehicles with the ability to charge battery electric vehicles. The initial program covers six metropolitan areas, with more areas covered in the months following the initial deployment. The AAA Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging program is designed to provide electric vehicle owners with service similar to that enjoyed by motorists with gas-powered vehicles. It will provide a limited amount of electric charge to give the motorist enough additional driving range to safely get to a location where they can further charge their vehicle, and eliminate "range anxiety." In this interview John Nielsen, director, AAA auto repair, buying services and consumer information, provides more details on this new program.