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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Electric Car Breakdown Cover

Electric car breakdown cover gets you back up and running if you break down. With the RAC, there’s no need to pay extra – we cover electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, as well as petrol and diesel vehicles. And you can relax knowing we’re number one for electric car breakdown cover*, as we do more than anyone else to keep you on the road. 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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What do I get with electric car breakdown cover?

With our electric breakdown cover, you get all the features in Standard, Advanced and Ultimate. Plus all these extra benefits:

  • Our patrols are EV and hybrid experts. They’re High Voltage Awareness trained, so you can trust them to help get your EV back on the road in the event of a breakdown. 
  • We’ll aim charge you on the spot. An RAC van kitted out with EV boost can give you a 10-mile charge. Then you can drive to the nearest charging point for a full charge. Alternatively, we’ll tow you straight to the nearest charge point. Find out more about EV boost 
  • ‘All wheels up’ vans save you time. If an electric car needs a tow, you usually need to wait for a recovery truck to arrive. But the RAC’s ‘all wheels up’ vans lift all four wheels off the ground. So you can get back on your way faster. Find out more about all wheels up

Frequently Asked Questions

RAC Breakdown Cover includes electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as petrol and diesel ones. You don't need a different kind of policy if you drive an electric car.

All our patrols are High Voltage Awareness trained, so they’re qualified to fix electric and hybrid vehicles. 

Q. How much does hybrid and electric breakdown cover cost?

Breakdown cover for hybrid and electric cars costs the same as for petrol and diesel vehicles. With the RAC, breakdown cover starts from just a few pounds a month. And you can choose a cover level that works for you.

Q. What should I do if my electric vehicle breaks down?

First of all, make sure you’re safe. You should never try to push or move your electric car.

Then you should report your breakdown online – that’s the quickest way to get help. Alternatively, you can call us on 0333 2000 999. We’ll get you sorted as soon as possible. 

Q. What’s the difference between electric and hybrid vehicles?
An electric vehicle (EV) is only powered by electric through a battery. A hybrid vehicle runs on a combination of electric power and petrol or diesel from the tank.
Q. Are electric vehicles more reliable?
Electric cars are more reliable than petrol or diesel cars, as they have fewer moving parts. But they can still breakdown from time to time. For example, if they run out of charge or there’s an electrical issue.

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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.

  

Find insurance cover for your electric or hybrid car at the right price with RAC

  
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 24th June 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.

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