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After recently purchasing a Nissan LEAF, this EV user thought he had more than enough mileage to reach the nearest static EV charging stations.

However, when the LEAF driver reached the destination, there was no charging point in sight, so he had no choice but to carry on and drive to another. Becoming increasingly concerned about running out of charge and being left stranded, the driver just managed to reach the second charging station, but, as fortune had it, there was no charge lead. Being left wondering how he was going to get to other local EV charging stations, he phoned the RAC for assistance.

The RAC patrol arrived and gave the Nissan a boost from the Charge Pod system, which provided the EV with a 10-mile range. Still concerned about being unable to reach a functioning static charging station in case of any further problems, the RAC patrol escorted the driver to the nearest charging point. Luckily, this charging station was fully equipped enabling this EV user to successfully charge his car without any further assistance.

Issues with the charging infrastructure have become a frequent issue for EV drivers. There has therefore, been a rise in the number of EV drivers running out charge before they have been able to reach a fully functioning charge point. To read more examples of EV drivers running out of charge, click here.

Further information: 

More information about our Charge Pod system can be found here.

To find out more about the partnership between the RAC and Original ADS and the implementation of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet, then please follow this link to the RAC website: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

Information about RAC electric car breakdown cover can be found here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC