Renewable electricity provider E.On has introduced a new salary sacrifice scheme to encourage more of its employees to drive EVs.
This move follows E.On’s company car provision switching to all electric in 2019 and is part of the company’s wider net zero ambition. The salary sacrifice scheme will be run with Lex Autolease.
According to the partnership, the initiative will offer a broad choice of EVs to suit different budgets.
Furthermore, as a salary sacrifice scheme colleagues will also benefit from reduced Income Tax and National Insurance contributions, E.On said this makes EVs more affordable for them. Employees can lease up to two EVs, meaning they can take out a second car for a family member.
Meryem Brassington, electrification proposition lead at Lex Autolease, said: “While salary sacrifice schemes are nothing new, we’ve adapted them to reflect changing customer behaviour and demand for more sustainable vehicle options.
“Offering only EVs through a salary sacrifice scheme is a great way, alongside existing government initiatives, to encourage drivers to transition to electric.”
E.On has also introduced the option for purchase of a home charging point through its e-mobility business unit, E.On Drive, as an additional salary sacrifice benefit.
Chris Norbury, E.On’s chief people officer, said: “All businesses, including E.On, have a significant role to play in helping the UK become net zero by 2050. We’ve already led the shift away from fossil fuel and towards renewable energy generation in this country and are proud to provide 100% renewable electricity at no extra cost for all our customers’ homes and small businesses that sign a contract directly with us.
“As we’re helping our customers to be more sustainable at home, in business and across entire communities with smart, personalised and sustainable solutions, it’s only right that we continue to enable our employees to make a direct personal contribution to cleaner air too.”