As part of our continuing focus on sustainability and commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we have refreshed our electric vehicle (EV) scheme to make it even easier for our employees to lease a fully electric vehicle as their company car and make significant savings using salary sacrifice arrangements.
The enhanced scheme, operated in conjunction with a national EV provider, allows colleagues to choose the make, model, and specification of their vehicle from a full range of UK market EVs. They then lease the environmentally friendly vehicle as part of an all-inclusive package and can also save money by driving an EV at a considerably lower cost per mile than an equivalent petrol or diesel vehicle.
People Director, Rich Havercroft, who has been an EV owner himself for many years, said:
“I am delighted we have updated the already highly successful scheme as part of our continuing journey to do what is right for both the environment and our staff!
“The existing EV scheme has been running for 18 months and nearly 15% of staff are already driving an electric vehicle or awaiting delivery through the scheme. This is an outstanding level of take-up and a great reflection of the forward thinking and environmentally conscious nature of Inzpire colleagues.
“We estimate over 62 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been saved so far by the scheme when compared to fossil fuel travel, and this figure continues to rise with every EV leased.”
We have invested heavily in remote working technology to allow staff to work effectively from home and to minimise the need to commute or make journeys to meetings. Where travel is necessary, we want individuals to do this as sustainably as possible, and alongside our existing cycle to work scheme and car sharing app, encouraging the use of electric vehicles is just one of a number of initiatives aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.
As part of the original EV scheme, we installed free-to-use EV chargers for our staff and visitors at our office in Lincoln, and these, along with generous business mileage allowances for electric car users, are helping our staff get through the squeeze on household expenses while staying true to our green aspirations.
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