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Rightcharge and Mercedes-Benz announce chargepoint tie-up

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced a new partnership with charging provider Rightcharge to help drivers cut the cost of buying and fitting chargepoints.

The new deal will see buyers of the Mercedes-Benz eCitan qualify for a £1,000 contribution towards the purchase and installation of a chargepoint, which will be facilitated by Rightcharge.

Rightcharge offers an end-to-end solution for charge point installations, helping businesses and drivers choose the right chargers and connecting them with vetted installers. Through the new scheme, businesses buying a new eCitan through a Merecedes-Benz dealer will be directed to use Rightcharge’s website to select a charger and installer.

Following the introduction of the UK’s ZEV mandate, both firms said the collaboration underscores the vital role that electric vehicles play in shaping a greener and more sustainable future.

Rightcharge CEO Charlie Cook said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with a brand that is as loved and respected as Mercedes-Benz as we work closely together to simplify the transition to electric vans. Businesses and van drivers can now find the perfect charge point for their needs in just a few clicks. We’re excited to further develop this relationship and create a more sustainable future for Britain.”

Sarah Palfreyman, sales director of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the UK commented: “This partnership further cements our commitment to supporting the UK’s van community in transitioning to electric. We know that infrastructure is a vital part of EV ownership, so we’re pleased to partner with Rightcharge to provide a solution that will keep our customers moving efficiently and sustainably.”

Merecedes is continuing to update and upgrade its electric van offering with the new eSprinter arriving this year with a class-leading range of 271 miles.

Rightcharge is also expanding its operations, with the launch of a new electric fuel card and app and fleet management systems.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.