Octopus Energy Group‘s electric vehicle (EV) arm, Octopus Electric Vehicles has launched a new leasing service that aims to help employees make the switch to clean driving easier and cheaper.
The scheme, called Electric Dreams, offers a ‘salary sacrifice’ system, similar to the well-known cycle-to-work one that allows staff to pay for a new EV from their salary.
The company said drivers already signed up are saving an average of £14,445 in three years, by sacrificing some pre-tax salary in return for a new EV.
Fiona Howarth, Chief Executive Officer of Octopus Electric Vehicles, said: “Businesses and employees across the UK are searching for ways to do their bit for the environment.
“We have seen a seven-fold jump in salary sacrifice enquiries in the last year. If businesses in the UK introduce a scheme like this, they have the power to significantly reduce transport emissions across the UK by 2030.”