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 – with more expert Patrols than anyone else1 – we offer electric breakdown cover with unlimited callouts2 and 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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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 More expert 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:

AA Annual Report 2021 (2,500 Patrols) and RAC Annual Report 2021 (1,600 Patrols). For more details, go to theAA.com/Best


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 callouts. Repeat callouts for the same fault within 28 days are not covered, and your callout levels may affect future renewals.

All of our Patrols are also trained in ‘Level 1 – Electric Vehicle Awareness’, and over 1/3 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 reinstate the vehicles high voltage system where it might be necessary to do so for safety reasons.
2 Unlimited callouts with breakdown cover

Repeat callouts for the same fault within 28 days won't be covered. Your callout levels may affect future renewals.