AAA, Electrify America Partner on EV Subscription Service

Drivers in northern California not quite ready to make the full transition to an electric car can simply try one out — for months at a time.

AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, the car club giant, and Electrify America have teamed up to offer an EV subscription service using 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf vehicles. The subscriptions, which start at about $450 a month, include insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance. The subscription terms are three months to one year.

“The service is currently only available in Sacramento, but we are hopeful this all-inclusive model will resonate with customers and lead to expansion,” said Sergio Avila, a spokesman for AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah.

AAA also offers its GIG car-share program in Sacramento, where some 250 EVs are positioned across the city and available for pennies a minute via an app.