Founder: Charlie Cook
Growing environmental awareness, tightening government legislation and the dramatically falling costs of EVs has driven rapid growth in the ownership of zero emission vehicles, with registrations up by 157% last year.
However, a lack of clear information means drivers are missing the opportunity to switch to special EV energy tariffs and install smart charge points – a mistake that is costing them hundreds of pounds every year in energy bills.
Rightcharge is a UK based company that helps EV drivers find the right charge point and energy tariff combination for their home or business charging needs. It does this via its transparent, easy to use online comparison tool which it hopes will help achieve a saving of 7.5 million tonnes of C02 by 2030. The tool offers 3 main services:
- Energy tariff comparison – the site considers if a customer has an EV when comparing energy tariffs. By asking questions about a homeowner’s car and driving habits it finds bill payers the cheapest and greenest energy tariffs on the market, that will ensure their EV is charged at the lowest cost possible.
- Home EV charger comparison – it compares the widest range of smart chargers on the market today, matching them to drivers’ individual needs. Some drivers focus on cost, while others focus on features or aesthetics – there is no one-size-fits-all – and the site finds the best options to compare.
- Installation comparison – it has built a UK-wide network of over 30 of the UK’s best installation companies, all of which are government-approved to safely install home EV charge points. By connecting drivers with trusted local installers at the best price, customers can save up to £110 on home charging installation costs. The site monitors the performance of all partners through customer feedback to ensure the best customer service.