Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Vauxhall launch 8-year roadside assistance for EVs

Every new Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall electric car in the UK now comes with a free eight-year, 100,000-mile roadside assistance plan.

Parent company Groupe PSA has extended the breakdown recovery package to match the electric vehicle battery warranty.

The firm hopes the move will encourage more people to consider an electric car – but it also demonstrates the faith it has in the reliability of its electric vehicles.

Many popular new electric cars from the brands benefit from the roadside assistance boost, including the Peugeot e-208, Vauxhall Corsa-e and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense.

Richard Dyson, Groupe PSA UK parts and service director, said: “Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles represent the fastest growing vehicle segment in the UK.

“With more buyers looking to make the switch, we hope this initiative will give first-time electric car buyers the peace of mind they’re looking for.”

The roadside assistance cover is transferrable to future owners. It includes home and roadside repairs, and roadside recovery.

Impressively, it also includes running out of charge. Electric vehicle owners will be rescued with either a short roadside charge or recovered to the nearest electric car chargepoint.

Groupe PSA works with the RAC to provide the breakdown cover, plus local independent agents.

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