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Renault-Nissan does a deal for Europe-wide roadside assitance, starting in 2011
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21 December 2010

Renault and Nissan have signed a Europe-wide assistance deal for their range of electric vehicles.

The move is designed to offer security and back-up to early adopters of Renault-Nissan’s EVs, starting next year with the Leaf and, in the second half of 2011, the Kangoo, Fluence and Twizy.

AXA Vehicle Assistance won the tender for the contract, which will cover 21 European countries: France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Renault-Nissan described the deal as “the first step in this global approach to preparing for the wide-scale launch of electric vehicles”. AXA is already introducing training schemes at its roadside assistance partners in preparation for the scheme.

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jelly7961 24 December 2010

Re: EVs get breakdown cover

Aly1000 wrote:
Well......beacuse when you run out of fuel the AA man will give you a gallon & send you on your way. If your batteries run out on your EV what can he do except carry the whole car away. Much more costly

I see your point but what I meant was if you have no juice (petrol or electricity) and AXA are covering you then surely there is no difference - they have to either fix it or get it to somewhere where it can be fixed? And anyway I reckon that anyone who runs out of fuel is asking for it. Where we lived in the US if you ran out of fuel on a freeway you were fined!
Uncle Mellow 23 December 2010

Re: EVs get breakdown cover

An electric Nissan is hardly likely to "break down". This is purely to cover flat batteries.

MrTrilby 22 December 2010

Re: EVs get breakdown cover

Aly1000 wrote:
If your batteries run out on your EV what can he do except carry the whole car away.
He could give your car enough of a fast charge to let you drive to the nearest charging point.

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