The service is the first part of the Rightcharge Electric Fuel Card, which is being launched in stages this year and will soon offer a public charge card to access over 30 networks plus workplace charging integrations.

Rightcharge says it has achieved a technical breakthrough that allows drivers to digitally link their home energy account to the app. As a result, electricity rates are read automatically at any time of day, regardless of whether the employee has a smart meter. The Rightcharge system instantly detects any changes to a driver’s tariff and no manual intervention is required from the driver. This delivers a significantly more reliable and easy-to-use service for both the drivers and their employers.

Home charging is measured accurately via integrations with popular home charge points and connected vehicle integrations, which automate the experience for the majority of users. Additionally, for those drivers whose charge point, or vehicle is not yet compatible, Rightcharge offers a manual upload option, similar to submitting a meter reading, so that they can still benefit from direct-to-energy-supplier payments.

Fraud protection and multiple electric vehicle features are being rolled out soon and Rightcharge is developing a split-savings feature later in the year, which will allow fleets to incentivise their employees in return for switching to a low-rate EV tariff; potentially saving fleets over £1,000 per year.

When Rightcharge’s public charge card arrives, it will allow drivers to pay with company funds at over 30 different public charging networks, unlocking access to more than 38,000 public chargers.