BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Electric vehicle drivers who run out of juice on the road can now get a roadside charge from AAA in Washington.

The roadside service company launched its first mobile charging truck in the state Wednesday, as an alternative to towing electric vehicles to a charging station. The truck can provide members with all-electric vehicles 10-to-15 minutes of charge time. That wil allow the vehicle to drive three to 15 miles to a charging station.

Similar to existing AAA trucks, the new unit can also provide light-duty emergency road services, such as jump starts and tire changes.

The truck is the fourth in AAA s fleet on the West Coast, but the first in Washington. It's also the first to provide a charge from the truck s engine. The other three vehicles in Oregon and California create the power using gasoline or alternative fuels.

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