Here in the U.S., AAA is adding trucks to its roadside service fleet that are equipped with electric vehicle chargers. As more EVs hit the road, more of these trucks are expected to enter service. Acton Nissan Dealers says that in Japan, Nissan is working with motor clubs to provide similar services for stranded EV drivers.
While a lot of things have changed in the auto industry with the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf, here’s one thing that hasn’t: Just the same way drivers of gasoline-powered vehicles occasionally find themselves out of of fuel and in need of roadside service, the same thing can happen to owners of the Leaf. So, in the same way traditional roadside assistance can handle an empty fuel tank by bringing along a few extra gallons of gas, Nissan is now working to make it just as easy for Leaf drivers to get back on the road: The automaker is teaming up with the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) to test service vehicles capable of recharging EVs without the need to tow them to a stationary charging point.
Nissan Dealers Maryland and dealers across the country have received massive interest in the Leaf EV. AAA expects to expand their EV-focused services quickly in the wake of continuing demand for electric vehicles.
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