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Electric car salary sacrifice for employers

Show your team you care about them and the planet. Our salary sacrifice scheme is free to join and simple to run.

How does salary sacrifice work for my team?

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
  • Your team choose a brand-new EV

    It's like cycle-to-work, but with no upfront cost for you or your team.

  • Paid through their salary

    They automatically pay for the car through their gross salary each month.

  • And make tax savings

    Your team save on Income Tax and National Insurance, and pay a little company car tax.

How can salary sacrifice benefit my company?

Attract and keep the best talent

75% of employees say they're more likely to stay because of their employee benefits package.

Pay less National Insurance

Your business saves on National Insurance, which many opt to put back into the scheme.

Hit your sustainability goals

Helps your business become more sustainable and rewards your team, with no cost to the company.

Free to set up and easy to run

It costs nothing to set up and is easy to manage with our HR portal. Minimal admin. Maximum team happiness.

What's different about our salary sacrifice scheme?

The whole package from Octopus

We offer everything for you to hit the road: car, charger, energy, insurance, servicing, maintenance, breakdown and tyres. The lot.

5 star customer service

The only 5 star rated EV salary sacrifice scheme on Trustpilot.

Free home charger

If your team have off-street parking we throw in a free home charger with standard installation. If they don't, they'll get free public charging credit with Electric Universe.

First 4,000 miles free

Hit the road with 4,000 miles of free charge. With Intelligent Octopus if you have off-street parking, or on public charging with Electric Universe.

Test drive days for your team

We organise drive days for your team so they get to experience the cars first-hand. It's a great way to get your team together and get them excited about EVs.

Simple public charging

Octopus Electric Universe offers a super-slick, super-easy charging experience. One card and app, thousands of chargers, all in one place.

How does my business join?

  • Sign up

    Give us a few details about your business, and we'll be in touch to get you all set up.

  • Go live!

    We'll organise test drive days for your team and give you everything you need to promote the scheme.

  • Your team choose their cars

    With impartial expert advice from our team, we'll guide you to the perfect electric vehicle for you.

  • Ongoing support

    Our HR portal makes it super easy to manage your scheme, with support from your dedicated account manager too.

Do you run a small business?

If you're looking for a car for yourself, you can still snap up a new EV with great tax savings if you pay yourself a salary.

What our customers say

Bloom Procurement Services
It was the sales approach and how the team managed the relationships that swung it for us. It was unlike anything else I’d experienced when looking into salary sacrifice car schemes.

Ben Stevenson

Chief of Staff at Bloom Procurement Services

Wightlink
When I realised it was possible for us to give our employees the opportunity to lease an electric vehicle and save money, it was simply too good to ignore.

Keith Greenfield

CEO at Wightlink

How do I implement a salary sacrifice scheme?

To join our electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme, we first need to sign up your company and you will then be contacted by our awesome team to help you join. If you need more information on all the in and outs of a salary sacrifice scheme the details from HMRC are found here.

Do employers have to offer salary sacrifice?

No. No employer has to offer a salary sacrifice scheme, but let us tell you why you should. Joining a salary sacrifice scheme is a great incentive to attract and retain great talent with great benefits. And you also pay less National Insurance. Win-win!

What are the salary sacrifice costs to the employer?

We love answering this. It costs you nothing. Our salary sacrifice scheme is totally free for employers to set up.

It’s a win-win. You get to supercharge your employee benefits package and your team can save up to 40% when they switch to an electric vehicle.

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