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  • 03.18.11

AAA for EVs: Renault Will Save Drivers From Battery-Depleted Electric Cars

Renault is coming to the rescue for stranded electric vehicle drivers.

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For most electric vehicle drivers, so-called “range anxiety” shouldn’t be an issue–drivers usually have enough foresight to stop at a gas station before gasoline runs out, so why wouldn’t the same be true for EVs? Granted, there are fewer charging stations than gas stations currently on the streets, which is presumably why French automaker Renault is advertising a “get you home guarantee” for its electric vehicles.

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Renault isn’t the only EV manufacturer offering roadside assistance. Tesla also offers free roadside assistance to its customers. Nissan says it is considering roadside assistance possibilities for its Leaf EV customers–but the automaker claims that its onboard telematics system should help drivers find a charging station before the vehicle runs out of power.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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