Number 1 for
EV Breakdown Cover*

Keeping your EV moving

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Comparison to AA and Green Flag based on number of RAC recue vans equipped with 3.5kw+ Electric car charging capability as at March 2021.

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Breakdown cover for electric and hybrid cars

RAC do more than any other breakdown provider, to keep you and your EV on the road. Our local patrols are all expert mechanics with training in EVs, and the EV Boost charger on our vans will get you going if you run out of charge. If you need a tow, other providers will normally make you wait for a tow truck – but not us. Our high tech vans are designed to be able to tow EVs, to get you back on the road quickly. So if you’re thinking electric, think RAC.

Expert mechanics

RAC patrols are fully trained to know your electric car inside out. So you’ll be in safe hands with our experts.

EV boost

Battery run out? Only the RAC can give you a 10-mile boost with our EV Boost mobile charger fitted to our patrol vans.
 

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Rapid recovery

Need a tow? Electric vehicles usually have to wait for a recovery truck. But our high-tech vans can lift all four wheels off the ground, saving you time and protecting your vehicle. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. RAC Breakdown Cover is for all kinds of vehicles – including petrol, diesel, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. 

All our patrols are fully trained to rescue electric cars. And we can also check and repair other faults as standard.

 
Q. Can an electric car be fixed at the roadside?

Yes. If your battery goes flat, we can send one of our vans to give you a 10-mile boost with our handy mobile charger. It’s worth keeping in mind that other providers won’t be able to recharge you on the spot – they’ll just tow you to the nearest charging station instead. 

For any other faults, we’ll always aim to fix those at the roadside too - in fact, we fix 4 out of 5 cars there and then. For example, if it’s a flat tyre, we can usually sort it out on the spot. If we can’t fix you on the spot, we can tow you to a garage or somewhere else instead. 

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Find all the information you need to have a better understanding of the different levels of cover that the RAC have on offer

  

Many vehicle breakdowns happen at home - but with RAC At Home Cover you can get on with your day quickly again.

  

If your vehicle breaks down miles away from home, National Recovery cover from the RAC could prove invaluable - find out more here

  

If your vehicle cannot be fixed at the side of the road, our vehicle recovery service will transport it to either a garage or back to your home address

  

If your vehicle can't be fixed in the same day after a breakdown, RAC's onward travel product helps you to make alternative travel plans to continue your journey.

  

Vehicle Breakdown Cover can be a great value option if you’re looking for cheap breakdown cover - this guide from the RAC looks at the benefits of it.

  

Personal Breakdown Cover can give you peace of mind in whatever vehicle you’re driving or travelling in as a passenger, as this guide from the RAC explains.

  

Multi-car breakdown cover enables you to get breakdown cover for several vehicles under one policy.

  

Family breakdown cover provides vehicle cover for several members of your family within a joint policy.

  
Compare breakdown

Compare breakdown cover from the RAC and other providers to help you understand the differences in service, coverage, optional extras and reliability.

  

This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with AA, to see how it compares for level of cover, pricing and customer reviews.

  

This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with Green Flag, to see how it compares for level of cover, pricing and customer reviews.

  

The RAC and Rescuemycar are both UK car breakdown providers, but how do their levels of cover, prices and customer reviews compare?

  

The RAC is one of the UK’s leading providers of breakdown cover and vehicle recovery, but how does it compare to StartRescue?

  

This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with Emergency Assist, to see how it compares for level of cover and pricing.

  

How does the RAC compare with Direct Line, when it comes to providing breakdown cover services? This guide takes a look at prices, level of cover and customer reviews.

  

If you’re searching for the best breakdown cover deal, using a comparison service can really help - here are some useful tips to consider before you start your search.

  
Additional cover

Our breakdown patrol will know you're a blue badge holder before they reach you.

  

Keep your business moving with tailored breakdown assistance for 1 to 100+ vehicles.

  

The Camping and Caravanning Club's breakdown and recovery scheme provided by RAC.

  

RAC European Breakdown Cover provides you with peace of mind and comprehensive single-trip or annual cover you can rely on during your holidays.

  

Punctures, battery problems, non-starts and cut-outs are all covered. We'll even come out if you run out of fuel.

  

Put the wrong fuel in your car? Don't panic. Call us now for our Fuel Drain Service.

  
EV Advice & Guides

Find out the benefits of switching to an electric car

  

Find out how to charge your EV

  

Learn about how electric car insurance is calculated and how much money you can save

  

* Comparison to AA and Green Flag based on number of RAC recue vans equipped with 3.5kw+ Electric car charging capability as at March 2021.

^ Offer terms and conditions:

  1. 3 months free only applicable to Ultimate cover level & 1 months free only applicable to Advanced cover level.
  2. Standard cover level excluded from the promotion.
  3. You must purchase RAC breakdown cover online direct from RAC by visiting www.rac.co.uk by 15th April 7am.
  4. Offer applies to new customers only.
  5. For Monthly customers, 1 & 3 months free offer requires you to make 12 consecutive payments at the full price. Month 13 is free for 1 month free offer. Months 13, 14 & 15 are free for 3 months free offer
  6. For Annual customers, 1 & 3 months free offer requires you to have an active cover level at month 12.
  7. If you fail to make 12 consecutive payments or cancel your policy before 12-month period, you will not be eligible for the promotion.
  8. Not available to members amending or renewing an existing policy or on purchases during a breakdown situation.
  9. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
  10. No cash or other alternatives available.
  11. Excludes RAC Response (Blue Badge membership).

^^ Price relates to Vehicle based cover.

Breakdown cover arranged and administered by RAC Financial Services Limited (Registered No 05171817) and provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and/or RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England and Wales at RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. RAC Motoring Services and RAC Financial Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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