MOBILE RECHARGING NOW AVAILABLE IN 3 LARGEST QUEBEC CITIES… BUT ONLY FOR CERTAIN MODELS
CAA-Québec has just implemented a new roadside assistance service that will provide on-the-spot recharging for motorists whose electric vehicle is out of battery power.
Roadside recharging for electric vehicles
The pilot project is being rolled out in Quebec’s three largest cities - Montreal, Quebec City and Laval – and is being launched in collaboration with Hyundai Canada and Club Auto. CAA-Québec thus becomes the first roadside assistance provider to offer roadside recharging for electric vehicles.
Under the program, CAA members whose vehicle’s battery system runs out of charge can have the roadside assistance provider dispatch a special vehicle to their location, and obtain a charge giving them a 40-km range in around 15 minutes. There is no extra cost to benefit from this pilot project for CAA members.
“We’re seeing a growing number of electric vehicles, and they’re here for keeps…. While vehicle range may still be a major concern for those who hesitate to go electric, we’re sending a very clear message: in the event you run out of power, CAA-Québec will be there to help you.”
- Pierre-Serge Labbé, Vice President, Automotive Services, at CAA-Québec