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E.On helps employees go electric with EV-only salary sacrifice scheme

E.On has deployed an EV-only salary sacrifice scheme to help its employees become more sustainable.

E.On went all-electric for company car provision in 2019 and the new salary sacrifice scheme means non-company car drivers can now access an EV too

The energy giant went all-electric for company car provision in 2019 and the new salary sacrifice scheme means non-company car drivers can now access an EV too.

Provided by Lex Autolease, the scheme enables employees to save on income tax and National Insurance contributions while also benefiting from the low 1% Benefit-in-Kind rate levied on zero-emission vehicles for the current tax year. Drivers can also benefit from discounts negotiated by Lex with car manufacturers, bringing the price down further still.

Employees have a broad choice of EVs to suit different budgets and can lease up to two EVs, meaning they can take out a second car for a family member.

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.”

He added: “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.”

Meryem Brassington, electrification proposition lead at Lex Autolease, commented: “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.”

To complement the scheme, E.On has also introduced the option to purchase a home charging point through its e-mobility business unit, E.On Drive, as an additional salary sacrifice benefit.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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