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AAA Roadside Assistance

I have been a member of AAA since 1979 but I have never asked for roadside assistance to bring me extra gas. Although I have been stranded with a dead battery. If my new Model S runs out of power because of poor planning, can they bring us a charge and if so for how far?

I know that AAA does have charging service in the Pacific NW. You might check your local office to see if they offer the service where you are. I do not know if they have gone nationwide with their charging service yet.

Don't we get roadside service from Tesla?

Yes, the question is: what does it provide and how quick is it? AAA may be better/faster in some cases. ???

Not so fast...you get roadside service ONLY if you live within 50 miles, according to the fine print....

AAA has some trucks with EV chargers in some markets, Oregon, Washington and California I think.

I finally got back from AAA in Northern California, that they do not currently have any way of providing additional charge for electric vehicles. The more EV owners that communicate with AAA that this service will be needed in the future the better.

Several months ago, AAA's national publication announced (with pictures) that they would be providing 25 miles of charge as part of road service. It was not specific on electrical specs and I have not seen anything since.

50 miles is the longest extension cord TM could buy.

Given the safeguards & warnings already in the car, I have serious doubts about this even being an issue. I mean, you have the standard indicators which people can ignore/not notice, but when you get down in charge, the car will start restricting your speed, acceleration and giving constant warnings that you're low on juice. How hard is it to find a public outlet to lay up near for a few hours? Or even find someone who'll let you plug in for a bit (they may ask for a ride in payment though :P).

I've used AAA before when my Roadster (purposefully) ran out of juice. They flat bedded me and dropped it in my garage.

I'll be very surprised if there is any current AAA EV-charging remote vehicle that will be available & close when you need it and that can give you a fast charge. I've read about it, but still waiting to hear about someone actually using it in the wild. If anyone hears, please post.


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