AAA To Provide EV Charging Assistance

The roadside service company AAA announced at this year’s Plug-In 2011 convention in North Carolina that it would start a trial run program of electric mobile charging for members who own electric vehicles.

AAA says the company will be able to charging electric cars using Level 2 and Level 3 options, which we covered earlier this year, and said its refueling trucks would feature a generator or a removable lithium-ion battery. The company will offer up to 15 minutes of charging time to members, which should give anywhere from three to fifteen miles of range to a vehicle depending on the model.

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Beginning this summer and running into the fall, six cities will start to see AAA’s new program, including Tampa Bay, Knoxville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, joining similar rollouts in Australia, Switzerland, and Japan.

The public release announce also included a couple of interesting highlights, one that claims 1.2 million cars are planned to be manufactured by 2015, which would fall in line with President Obama’s goal, but contradicts some recent sales trends, and another claim from Google that predicts green cars like hybrids could represent 90% of the market share in the year 2030.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.