29 Mar '13, 12pm

Report: AAA brings first fast-charging roadside assistance truck to Seattle

Report: AAA brings first fast-charging roadside assistance truck to Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle? Sure. Helpless in Seattle? Not if you're a plug-in vehicle driver with AAA. Washington State's largest city was the recipient of the first Level 3 roadside EV-charging truck from the American Automobile Association, Plug In Cars reports. AAA estimates that the emergency charges will be designed to provide about five miles of driving range and would typically take less than 10 minutes. AAA also estimates that the truck will get about 20 calls a year from stranded plug-in motorists. That Washington State would be the first to get this type of AAA truck isn't a surprise, given the apparently rapid adoption of plug-in vehicles there (relative to the rest of the US). The state has about 325 publicly accessible charging stations, or almost six percent of the US total, according to numbers from the US Department of Energy. By comparison, Washington State acc...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/03/29/aaa-first-fast-charg...

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