Electric vehicles

Electric car guides

Get EV ready with our useful guides on how electric cars work, charge and more

Could your next car be electric? As more and more people buy battery-electric or hybrid cars, we're here to answer your questions.

How do you charge an electric car? Is it a good idea to buy a green car? Is electric car insurance more expensive? Read on to find out everything you wanted to know about electric vehicles.

Plus, as the UK’s number 1 breakdown provider we offer electric breakdown cover with unlimited call-outs1, as well as comprehensive electric car insurance, as standard.

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1 Unlimited call-outs with breakdown cover

Repeat call-outs for the same fault within 28 days won't be covered. Your call-out levels may affect future renewals.

* Patrols trained for electric vehicles

We're the UK's number 1 breakdown provider, with more patrols trained for electric vehicles than other providers.

Here are our sources:

Highest number of Members and the largest direct cover market share; Brand and Market Tracker study conducted by Old Street Data Science, April 2021. For more details, got to theaa.com/proof.

AA Staff List (2,714, May 2021) and RAC website (1,600, May 2021).


We have more expert patrols trained for electric vehicles than anyone else, so whether you drive a petrol, diesel or electric car, we'll get you back on the road.

There's no extra cost for an electric vehicle, and you have unlimited call-outs. Repeat call-outs for the same fault within 28 days are not covered, and your call-out levels may affect future renewals.

We trained all our patrols for electric vehicles in 2012 and 2013. Since then EV awareness has been part of the training for all new patrols.

All our patrols are trained to EV Level 1, and 21% are trained to EV Level 2.

  • Level 1 – EV Awareness The patrol has knowledge of high voltage and EV systems, and is able to work safely on the vehicle but not directly on the high voltage system.

  • Level 2 – EV Prepared The patrol is able to isolate and re-instate the vehicles high voltage system where it might be necessary to do so for safety reasons.
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