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AAA to add electric-vehicle charging units to roadside assistance operations
By Insure.com staff

The American Automobile Association (AAA) plans to add charging units to its roadside assistance operations in order to help stranded electric vehicle drivers charge dead batteries.

The motor club said it will unveil its latest addition to its roadside assistance vehicles at the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition in Raleigh, N.C., July 18-21. Initial deployment is scheduled to begin in select cities across the country later this summer.

"Dating back to the early days of the automobile, AAA has kept the pulse of the ever-changing automotive industry, and that continues today as we ready AAA's emergency road service operations to address the emerging electric vehicle market," John Nielsen, AAA's national director of auto repair, buying services and consumer information, said in a statement.

The 109-year-old AAA provides travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services to 52 million members, making it the largest motor club in North America.

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