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 from Electric Juice.
First 5,000 miles free
Hit the road with 5,000 miles of free charge. With Octopus Go if you have off-street parking, or with public charging from Electric Juice.
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
Electric Juice from Octopus offers a super-slick, super-easy charging experience. One card and app, thousands of chargers, all in one place.
What our customers say
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.
Chief of Staff at Bloom Procurement Services
Being able to offer something that promotes cleaner transport has been a real benefit to helping our team live our mission of a more sustainable world – they are amazed at what a brilliant deal this is.
CEO at Huel
Octopus EV’s salary sacrifice scheme makes driving electric easy and affordable, helping our staff lead more sustainable lifestyles.
Chief People Officer at Purplebricks
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.
CEO at Wightlink
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.
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 for electric cars.
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 does my business join?
Give us a few details about your business, and we'll be in touch to get you all set up.
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 car for you.
Our HR portal makes it super easy to manage your scheme, with support from your dedicated account manager too.
What is salary sacrifice?
Salary sacrifice is an employee benefit scheme that allows your team to access a fantastic range of electric vehicles (EVs) at no upfront cost.
Our salary sacrifice scheme offers a number of tax and personal benefits savings for the employee who pays for their vehicle from their gross salary before tax.
How does my business sign up to the salary sacrifice scheme?
Is there a cost to employers to set up the salary sacrifice scheme?
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.
How do employees save up to 40% on the cost of an electric vehicle through salary sacrifice?
Employees make savings on their tax and personal benefits when they switch to an electric car under our salary sacrifice scheme.
The payments come straight out of the employee's gross pay, which reduces their monthly salary.
Because of this reduction in salary, there is a subsequent reduction on income tax and national insurance payments. Employers' National Insurance payments are reduced too.
Money that you'd normally never see (because it goes straight out of your pay to HMRC) actually goes straight towards your car payments.
If you were leasing a car out of your net monthly payments (your salary after tax), you'd be paying your taxes and paying your car payments too. That's why it works out so much cheaper to get an electric vehicle through our salary sacrifice scheme.