What To Do if Your Electric Car Runs Out of Battery

Since the infrastructure around electric cars is still developing, giving your Clermont electric car a charge isn’t as accessible as a traditional gasoline engine. Which may give you a sense of range anxiety. So, let’s talk about the worst-case scenario of your electric car running out of battery on the road. 

No one ever wants to be stranded and left unable to get your Clermont Toyota to your desired destination. However, not all hope is lost. Our experts here at Toyota of Clermont want to guide you through steps on what to do if your electric car runs out of battery. 

Step 1: Turn on your hazards and pull over to a safe area. 

If you’re in the situation where your electric car is about to run out of battery, drive your car (with the battery energy left) to a safe area on the side of the road. You can patiently wait for help to come in your car without the stress and commotion of other cars driving past your stopped car on the road. Once you have safely pulled over, turn your hazard lights on to alert other drivers on the road. 

Step 2: Call for help, but don’t use a traditional towing truck. 

As soon as you have pulled over in a safe area, you want to call for roadside assistance to get your electric car that ran out of battery handled quickly. However, there are some differences when handling an electric car, so you have to choose the best option for your electric car. For example, you can’t use a traditional tow truck since electric cars’ wheels don’t have a neutral position and can’t move without damaging the motor when the battery is off.

So, when you call for roadside assistance, let them know that you have an electric car. Then, they’ll be able to provide you with a mobile charger, charging truck, and a flatbed towing truck to charge your electric car that ran out of battery. 

  • Portable mobile charger: this allows you to charge using a portable unit to charge your Electric car anywhere without needing a charging station. 

  • A charging truck is an option that allows you to get your electric car charged through a truck with charging capabilities. 

  • Flatbed towing is a type of tow truck used specifically for electric cars. It would place your car on a flat surface instead of dragging it with a hook and chain tow truck to transport your Clermont Toyota in the safest way to get it charged. 

Step 3: Get your car charged! 

Your roadside assistance will offer a flatbed towing truck to get your car to the nearest charging station, charge it there for you, or tow it to your home if you prefer charging it there. So choose the best option for charging your Clermont electric car, and remember next time not to let your car’s battery get too low! 

If you have any questions about electric cars, give us a call at (352)404-7000! Our experts are here to help you when you need it. We’re located seven days a week for your convenience at 16851 State Road 50!