By providing whole life assistance to drivers, AA aims to provide ‘power and confidence to electric motoring’

British motoring association the AA has revealed that 69% of drivers are concerned about cover for their electric vehicle (EV) should it be damaged when connected to a public chargepoint.

The discovery was highlighted in a survey of more than 15,500 people, which also found that 65% of drivers want EV insurance to cover damage to the main drive battery.

Almost half (44%) of drivers are also concerned about liability should someone trip over the charging cable.

Edmund King, AA president, said: “Drivers considering an electric car have several concerns when it comes to insuring them. However, the AA is leading the way again by providing insurance which protects drivers against their top five fears.”

Aiming to provide assurance to prospective EV owners, AA insurance has launched EV insurance, which provides cover for the top five insurance concerns raised by drivers.

The top five concerns drivers would like covered with an EV insurance policy are:

1. Accidental damage, fire or theft of the car and personal cables when connected to a public chargepoint – 69%.

2. Damage to the main drive battery – 65%.

3. Accidental damage, fire or theft of the car and personal cables when connected to a home charger – 65%.

4. Damage to the charging cable – 48%.

5. Protection if someone trips over the charging cable – 44%.

King continued: “Protecting their car against damage, fire and theft when plugged in to both a public and home charging point, as well as cover for the main driving battery or liability if someone trips on the cable, will give customers assurance that their electric car is comprehensively covered.

“No other motoring organisation offers such support as we do when buying, owning, selling, or fixing an electric vehicle, which makes us the number one provider for electric cars.

“By providing whole life assistance to drivers wherever they are on the road to electrification, we’re giving power and confidence to electric motoring.”