WEll I do believe the appearance of several Jaguar I-Pace's recently is very probably linked to that scheme for NHS workers. I also had a chat with a community nurse who currently has a Renault Zoe, who is going to take up a new Nissan Leaf under the scheme. The salary sacrifice bit she said would cost her around £200/Month. Do a decent milage as she will, and the fuel savings will reduce that cost further. She will not own the car of course but not exactly a problem.NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑03 Feb 2020, 22:10Autocar have done a piece on the changes to Benefit in Kind Tax rules for EV's from April under the headline..NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑21 Jan 2020, 22:24I was a little surprised to read that Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were the headline organisation behind the "deal" with JLR, with the I-Pace joining the NHS fleet in April, and being accessible to staff at 200 NHS Fleet Service member organisations.
For NHS Fleet Service....I take it is NHS Fleet Solutions which I presume is this lot
Will this be a benefit to allow NHS staff, should they choose to, the chance to lease a car at more favourable rates by salary sacrifice with the benefit in kind value for 100% electric vehicles set to incentivise their uptake.
From April 6th 2020 new lower rates become effective. In the UK all BEVs will pay no company car tax in 2020-21, just 1% in 2021-22 and 2% in 2022-23.
Jaguar's Deal with the NHS, the UK's largest employer , and the greatest pool of staff potentially available to take up leases on their EV's, is a smart business move. Dont think the story is really about the NHS greening their essential business milage, more selling leases to NHS staff, who may or may not do significant milage in the course of their NHS work.
New tax rules herald EV sales boom
From April, company car tax will be scrapped for electric car buyers; experts predict big surge in demand for EVs
Will there be enough to go round?
..and for drivers operating at that end of the newness scale the likely scenario is have a car for 2-3 years, turn it in for another one. No battery replacement anxiety!
No doubt many employers will have similar schemes.