I’m looking in to the potential of setting up a salary sacrifice scheme for leasing electric cars for employees/members at Outlandish.
From April 2020 the tax benefits of leasing a car through a company are increased: https://www.leasingoptions.co.uk/news/blog/electric-vehicles-will-be-exempt-from-company-car-tax-from-april-2020/6081
…which makes having an electric car slightly more achievable from a financial point of view. Up until now we just haven’t been able to justify the cost of an EV (as a family).
ANYWAY. I wondered if anyone else was doing this already or thinking of doing it through their co-operative, and if so, which company might be a good one to set up the scheme with? Its a bit of a minefield and I’d like to choose as ethical a company as possible.
-other than the time it takes to set up the scheme and manage it there is no ‘cost’ to the employer
- for a VW eGolf the leases (which generally include insurance, maintenance/MOT etc) works out at something like £250 - £280 a month (pre-tax).
And yes, I know electric cars still have a significant carbon footprint, but as a family with two young children and family all around the country, plus a commitment to not fly for any holidays, this is a step that we think will have one of the biggest impacts on our current carbon footprint. There are other members of Outlandish who are also interested in switching from a petrol/diesel car due to this too.