There are so many really good reasons to change to plug in hybrid or pure electric cars.
Plug-in vehicles can help businesses and fleets save thousands of pounds every year
Businesses can take advantage of a number of grants and incentives to grow their electric fleets
Record numbers of plug-in cars are being registered in the UK
2. Analysis & Evaluate – To identify driver suitability, charge point strategy, whole life cost
3. Report and Recommend – information on vehicles, tax, grants and incentives, car policies.
4. Develop a plan – A sustainable motoring blueprint for the business and drivers
5. Implement – provide hands on expertise in delivering on all aspects of a sustainable fleet
6. Monitor and support – to provide ongoing analysis and project management of program roll-out.
Company car drivers can save thousands of pounds in tax and fuel bills
We will provide companies and fleet managers with the information they need about plug-in vehicles and highlight how they offer competitive practicality for your business.
Alongside consumer-focused incentives, businesses can make use of capital allowances and workplace charging grants, while employees can access the lowest company car tax rates.
This is on top of the competitive whole life costs of running a plug-in car, which can be substantially less than an equivalent petrol or diesel model.
Salary sacrifice car schemes are a popular benefit, allowing employees to sacrifice a portion of their monthly salary in return for a new car. Savings are generated because the employee is no longer liable for income tax on the proportion of the salary they sacrifice.
An ever-increasing selection of electric cars is playing a key role in plug-in vehicle uptake surpassing record levels. Almost every vehicle manufacturer now offers a low or ultra low emission vehicle – this wide selection enables motorists to choose the most appropriate car for their needs.
Government provides financial support for businesses and their employees to install charge points at work and at home.
The Workplace Charging Scheme offers a grant of £300 per socket for businesses to install EV charge points, up to a maximum of 20 sockets.
Plug-in vehicles can deliver service, maintenance and repair cost savings for fleets
Running plug-in vehicles on your fleet can reduce service, maintenance and repair costs, compared to petrol or diesel alternatives.
Evidence shows that electric vehicles can have lower service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs than petrol or diesel equivalents. So, the larger your fleet of vehicles the more cost savings you could make.
Fewer components and consumables in electric vehicles means there’s less to maintain.
Fleets running electric vehicles also require less consumables as wear-and-tear on tyres and brakes is noticeably reduced, thanks to the clever regenerative braking systems that reduce the amount of work the brakes do.
Understand the true value of plug-in cars and vans by considering their ‘whole life costs’
Plug-in vehicles benefit from government grants, tax incentives and can have significantly cheaper running costs, all of which help to reduce the whole life costs of your fleet.
Ever-improving technology bolsters residual values
The increasing popularity of plug-in vehicles and enhanced technologies is helping to close the residual value gap on petrol or diesel alternatives.
Until now unfamiliar electric vehicle technology and a lack of second-hand electric vehicles to provide solid resale data has historically made electric car and van residual value (RV) forecasts difficult.
But now you’re less likely to find electric car residual values an issue as the gap is closing on traditional fuel types.
Government grants and incentives deliver cost-savings for businesses
Your business can take advantage of a number of grants and incentives to grow your electric vehicle fleet and save thousands of pounds
The plug-in car grant
Since 2011 the UK Government has provided a suite of financial incentives for private motorists, fleets and businesses, to make the switch to plug-in vehicles.
The plug-in car grant offers up to £4,500 off the ‘on the road’ purchase price of eligible new pure electric cars; £2,500 off eligible new plug-in hybrids that cost £60,000 or less; and up to £8,000 off the price of an eligible new van. Since the grant began in 2011 more than 120,000 new electric vans and cars have hit the UK’s roads.
Businesses buying plug-in cars that emit less than 75g/km, or zero emission vans can benefit from enhanced capital allowances with 100% of the value eligible for writing down in the first year of ownership. This benefit also extends to recharging or refuelling infrastructure for plug-in and hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Reduce your tax bill with electric vehicles
Businesses and company car drivers can save thousands of pounds switching to plug-in vehicles
Benefit in Kind (BIK), Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), capital allowances, and salary sacrifice regimes all incentivise electric vehicles
Planned changes to company car tax rules will strengthen the case for going electric
On the road, drivers of plug-in electric cars are exempt from paying the London Congestion Charge and T-Charge. Several towns and cities in the UK offer free parking for electric cars – and some even offer free charging.
It is our ambition to empower individuals and organisations to understand and benefit from the development of low carbon and sustainable and the clear benefits to the environment and planet.
Better for the environment
Pure electric cars have no tailpipe emissions; in fact, they don’t even have an exhaust. Plug-in hybrids have significantly lower average emissions than traditional petrol or diesel cars too. This can help improve air quality, particularly in urban areas and at the roadside where air quality can be worst.
A sustainable motoring policy will contribute to your CSR policy, businesses will be able to calculate their reduced carbon footprint and publish the results.
Over their whole life-cycle, electric cars have lower greenhouse gas emissions than ICE vehicles. Battery manufacture can be than offset by increased efficiency and emissions savings over the life of the car.
Reduced carbon footprint
Helps to slow down climate change
Working today, protecting tomorrow.
Not only do we seek to support and help to introduce a sustainable motoring strategy we also work to minimise our impact on the planet as well as supporting the local community, helping make the world a better place to live in.