AA brings mobile EV charging breakdown vans to Auckland

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 21, 2022

AA has launched two mobile EV charging Road-service vans in Auckland.

The vans are fitted with lightweight EV chargers which, in 20-25 minutes, will enable enough charge to drive up to 10km, meaning AA EV owners can reach their home or a nearby charging station if they break down on the roadside.

The vans will raise the total fleet number to three, joining the existing Wellington mobile EV charger van which launched in 2020. A fourth van will be introduced to Christchurch later in 2022.

AA Battery Service national operations manager Graeme Fariu said the positive response to the Wellington van prompted plans to expand the service to Auckland.

“Our mobile charging breakdown van in Wellington is approaching 60 EV roadside rescues in total and Members have been very impressed with the service,” he said.

“We hope introducing the mobile charging vans to Auckland will give EV owners some peace-of-mind that if they run out of charge, we are here to help.”

As of July 2022, New Zealand has more than 46,000 EVs registered.

The vans are available to AA Members between 7am and 11pm, 365 days of the year at no additional cost. When not attending EV jobs, the vans will also attend battery-related breakdowns of internal combustion engine vehicles.