Electric vehicles

Electric car guides

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

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.

Thinking about going electric? We have a wide range of brand new EVs available to lease – many in stock and ready for delivery – through Smart Lease.

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Electric car leasing

Smart Lease is the simple way to drive a brand new EV – with servicing, maintenance and breakdown cover included

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Good to know
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, December 2021. For more details, got to theaa.com/proof.

AA Staff List (2,550, October 2021) and RAC website (1,600, October 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.

All of our Patrols are also trained in ‘Level 1 - Electric Vehicle Awareness’, and over one third of our Patrols are currently trained in ‘Level 2 - Electric Vehicle Prepared’. Level 2 training has also become standard for any new joiners to our AA fleet.

  • 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.