Good news for Carhelp readers that live in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Knoxville, and Tampa Bay. AAA now offers emergency roadside assistance for electric vehicle drivers. The trucks will be available only in those metro areas starting next summer.
From the press release:
There are three charging levels for electric vehicles:
o Level 1 is a standard 120-volt household outlet, which would take roughly 20 hours to fully charge a Nissan Leaf.
o Level 2 is 240 volts AC (alternating current). This is commonly found in household electric clothes dryers and can charge a Nissan Leaf in approximately six hours.
o Level 3 is DC (direct current) charging at high voltage—up to 500 volts DC. This allows a large amount of energy to be delivered to an electric vehicle in a very short period of time. A “depleted” Nissan Leaf could go to 80 percent state-of-charge in roughly 30 minutes with Level 3 charging.
All AAA mobile EV charging roadside assistance vehicles can provide Level 3 (DC Fast Charging) and Level 2 (AC Quick Charging) to electric vehicles.
You can read the full press release on the AAA website.