For many people one of the unknown factors when deciding to look at an electric vehicle is the worry about the reliability and durability of the battery. What happens if it fails or I run out of charge can also be another potential “hurdle” preventing the move to a “zero emission” light commercial vehicle.
Group PSA have thought about this very dilemma and announced that all electric and hybrid group vehicles including vans and cars will come with an eight years or 100,000 miles roadside assistance, which will mirror the battery warranty.
PSA offer electric “Peace of Mind”
Richard Dyson, Groupe PSA Parts & Service Director UK, said: “We are pleased to extend the roadside cover on our new generation of electrified models to eight years or 100,000 miles. 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.
Whilst Group PSA may not be a familiar name to many outside the automotive sector, their products certainly will be as the owners of the Citroen, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Opel brands. Indeed, if all the “stars align” over the next few months they may also be the owners of Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands as a merger of two is planned!
How PSA Roadside Assistance works
PSA’s road assistance covers the vehicle not only on the road but also issues occurring, and presumably at work, as most vans are either brought home at night to home or the depot. Road side recover is also included as standard meaning if the vehicle cannot be repaired either at the road side or at home/work then it will be taken to the nearest authorised repairer. Onward travel for up to seven passengers, (lets hope its not a Movano minibus !) to their final UK destination is standard with the package.
Assistance is also provided should you run out of fuel or charge, where electric vehicle owners will either be given a short charge at the roadside, or will be recovered to the nearest suitable charge point.