EV energy and charging comparison site could save drivers £230+ a year
A new electric vehicle energy tariff, home charging and installation online comparison service that could save drivers hundreds of pound a year has launched.
The free Rightcharge service has been developed to fill a claimed gap in clear information on how drivers can find the most suitable energy tariffs and smart EV chargers, as well as the best company to install the home charger.
By adopting a smart charger and a time-of-use tariff, drivers can charge overnight for as little as 5p/kWh – around 1p per mile – according to estimates. And Standard Variable Tariff, at an average 17p/kWh, would cost drivers four times more to charge their car – around 4.5p per mile.
Yet, it’s estimated that only a fraction of households currently take advantage of smart home charging, including EV-specific energy tariffs, meaning many drivers are overpaying on their energy bills by an average of £233.19 per year, according to Rightcharge.
Using the Rightcharge site, drivers can compare all available options, using information about their home and driving habits to tailor their results. This includes energy tariff comparison, home EV charger comparison and installation comparison.
As part of its work, Rightcharge is also partnering with leasing companies and car dealerships across the UK to share its expertise and help them to offer the full range of charge point options to their customers. Retailers pay nothing for the service and even receive a commission for each driver that uses the tool.
Rightcharge founder and CEO Charlie Cook said: “Our relationships with charge point providers and hand-picked installers mean we can give customers the best possible experience and price. Dealerships and leasing companies are experts in educating consumers about the benefits of EVs, but by partnering with Rightcharge, they also have instant access to the UK’s only all-in-one comparison service for home charging.”