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The future is electric.

Electric vehicles help to lower your carbon footprint and they can significantly reduce your costs, too.

With a growing range of fully electric and hybrid vehicles to choose from, there’s never been a better time for businesses to go electric. Let us guide you towards a cleaner fleet today.

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Save the earth and money
by going electric.

Huge savings are available for your business and your drivers when you go electric.

Your business: Over the course of a 3 year contract hire on the Volkswagen Passat compared to the all electric ID4 driving 20,000 miles per year, it is anticipated you could save your company £2,740 in National Insurance and £1,933 on fuel.*

Your employees: Employees switching to electric company cars will be substantially better off from April 2021 as BIK company car tax is just 1% and only 2% in 2022 - 2025.

*estimated figures based on 40% UK tax payer.

It’s time to think electric.

With UK governments set to end sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, there are many reasons to make the switch:

Zero
emissions

Generous
government
grants

Free
road tax

Low
BIK tax

Lower
NI costs

Less
maintenance

Low
fuel costs

Improved staff
retention

Plus
much more!

Benefit-in-kind

Switching to an electric car can bring significant tax benefits for businesses and this is set to continue for the next three years.

The government have stated that electric car benefit-in-kind tax will be 1% in 2021 - 2022 and 2% in 2022 - 2025.

2021 - 2022 2022 - 2025
VW Passat Diesel
(Monthly BIK tax)
£292 £302
VW Passat
(Plug-in Hybrid)
(Monthly BIK tax)
£90 £103
VW ID.4
(Monthly BIK tax)
£12 £25

*monthly benefit-in-kind estimates based on 40% UK taxpayer on 36 month contract driving 20,000 miles per annum

Did you know?

The average company car driver who travels 10,800 miles a year could save more than £1,000* on fuel each year by switching to electric.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are BIK rates on electric cars?

For 2020/2021 its 0%. For 2021/2022, its 1% and for 2022/2025 its 2%.

Should I choose full electric, hybrid electric or plug-in hybrid electric for my company car?

A battery-powered EV is a great way to get around for those who travel short distances and have the option of charging up throughout the day. Battery range is always increasing with some of the latest models achieving a range of over 250 miles. Hybrid electrics are good for drivers who spend a lot of time stopping and starting in busy city traffic. They’re also known for really going the distance while still being kind to the environment. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) gives drivers the flexibility of a greater range than a typical hybrid, with the ability to drive extended distances using only battery power.

What are the benefits of leasing an electric car?

It's a way to avoid paying the high price of purchasing an electric car. Drivers will also have access to the latest models as they can change their car every 3/4 years depending on contract length. There is no separate battery rental cost as it’s covered under the fixed monthly payment of the lease. The battery is also covered for the entire length of the lease if you have one of our maintenance packages.

Are there grants available to help my business set up the infrastructure required?

Yes, there is. Visit www.gov.uk for all up-to-date information on current grants available.

What is the best make/model of electric car that I can lease through my business?

This really depends on the distance you plan to travel and your monthly budget. Arnold Clark can compare all manufacturers and also compare against traditional ICE models to help you make the best decision.

What is the best electric car for commuting?

This can depend on how far you travel each day, however a hybrid (HEV) is an ideal option for those with longer commutes.

Is charging my electric car at work a BIK?

There is no benefit-in-kind charge for employees charging their electric car at a workplace charging point.

Can a business claim capital allowance on an electric company car?

Yes, you can claim capital allowance on cars purchased and used in your business. To find out more visit www.gov.uk/capital-allowances/business-cars.

What vehicle excise duty (VED) is applicable for EVs?

VED tax is based on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions. There is currently zero Vehicle Excise Duty for fully electric vehicles. Low emission vehicles (between 1 to 50 g/km) pay £10 a year.

*Figures based on driving 10,800 miles, with the cost of petrol at 139.2p/litre (average fuel price as of September 2021, The AA), driving a Volkswagen Passat Estate. Compared to a Hyundai Kona, with the cost of electricity at 17.4p/kWh (average cost of electricity per kWh in 2021, Nimblefins).