AAA Presents Electric Vehicle Mobile Charging Unit to Electric Drive Transportation Association

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2011

America’s largest motor club demonstrates leadership in electric vehicle industry with announcement of nation’s first ready-for-deployment mobile EV charging solution

Christie HydeAAA, the nation’s largest motor club, presented to the membership of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) today that it has a fully functioning electric vehicle mobile charging unit ready to deploy into its roadside assistance operations.

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

“For more than 100 years, AAA has been a leader in addressing the needs of the motoring public. 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,” said John Nielsen, AAA National Director of Auto Repair, Buying Services and Consumer Information.

“AAA is proud to announce today to the membership of the EDTA that it is the first in the nation to have a full production level two and level three mobile charging unit that will be unveiled next month and deployed into the field to begin servicing AAA members later this summer,” continued Nielsen.

AAA will announce details of its electric vehicle mobile charging unit as well as deployment plans next month at the official unveiling of the vehicles at the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition in Raleigh, N.C., July 18-21.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

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