Electric cars save you and your business money


Go Green Car Scheme

We can set up salary sacrifice in your business; an incredibly low cost way for employees to pay for an electric car through their salary. One simple monthly payment covers an electric vehicle, maintenance and roadside assistance, taken out of your gross salary. 

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Electric car savings

EVs on Business Contract Hire

  • Plug-In Grant: £3,000 for cars and up to £8000 for vans.

  • 0% Benefit-In-Kind (from April 2020)

  • Exempt from ULEZ and Congestion Charge

  • 100% Lease Rental Allowance

  • Reduce National Insurance Contributions

  • Cut fuel costs by 80%

Everything your business needs to go green and save you money. We focus on great lease deals on company electric cars and plug in vans. Offering the best advice in the industry on government grants and incentives, EV charging and renewable energy tariffs. We will ensure you are set up for a strong sustainable future.

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Saving with an electric car

Plug In Grant

Government electric car grants are available on all battery EVs. Electric cars can claim a OLEV grant of £3,000*. Electric vans are eligible for a grant of up to £8,000. The grant for vans covers 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

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0% Benefit In Kind (BIK)

Benefit in Kind – the tax you pay if you get a car as a fringe benefit through work– is on average 28% for petrol or diesel cars. From April 1st 2020, Benefit in Kind rates will be 0% for electric cars (rising to just 1% and 2% in subsequent years). Let us help you and your team make the most of these great benefits.

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Exempt from London Congestion Zone

Following a £10 registration fee fully electric vehicles don’t have pay anything for driving in central London. Usually this is £11.50 and so the cost of commuting for someone on a 3 year lease could be around £8,970.

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Access to clean air zones

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates every day all day in central London. This cost is £12.50 for most vehicles. For someone commuting on a 3 year lease this could potentially cost £13,650.

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100% Lease Rental Allowance

Your business can claim 100% of the cost of a company electric vehicle; fuel cars are only eligible for a partial claim. (Speak to your accountant to find out more)

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Reduced National Insurance Contributions (NIC)

Class 1A NICs are based on the vehicle’s P11D value and relevant BIK rates. All determined by field type and emissions.

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Zero Car fuel benefit charge

Providing electric vehicle charging to staff is exempt from being taxed as a benefit-in-kind.

Significant fuel savings

The cost of charging an electric vehicle is on average around 80% lower than filling up a tank of petrol.

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Electric cars for staff with our Go Green Car Scheme

No initial payments, no credit checks and no further obligation once leasing term ends. This easy EV solution works for both employers and employees alike and with an amazing personalised service by your Octopus EV account manager, it's the future for sustainable businesses. 

Employee benefits

  • Salary Sacrifice programme where payments are taken through your gross salary, before tax and National Insurance

  • Savings are based on your tax bracket; e.g. a 40% tax payer can save 40% on their monthly cost.

  • No deposit or up-front payment

  • No credit check

  • Price includes servicing and roadside assistance

  • An brand new electric car

Employer benefits

  • Cost free savings: lower National Insurance contributions

  • Employee retention

  • Your own amazing Octopus EV account manager

  • Bespoke test drive events at your workplace

  • No financial outlay, and minimal impact on payroll

  • Environmental kudos – Octopus EV approved

  • Workplace Chargers

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Get an EV on Business Contract Hire

Drive a company car? Or have fleet within your company? Globally, a mindset shift is happening as we work towards a more sustainable future. We can help you and your business work towards a greener future. This is backed by the government with incredible grants and incentives on top of the huge fuel savings. 

Why choose an EV for your business?

  • Government grants of £3000* on electric cars and up to £8000 on electric vans.

  • VAT Registered? Claim back up to 100% on a commercial vehicle. 

  • Save 80% on the cost of fuel against diesel.

  • VAT on EV service costs is eligible for VAT relief.

  • 0% Benefit In Kind Tax for electric cars through work schemes (from April 2020).

  • OEV Account Manager - advising on bespoke bundles focused on you and your companies needs.​​​​​

Why choose Business Contract Hire?

  • Taking a vehicle on BCH means your company is the registered keeper, but the ownership stays with the finance company. This means it doesn't appear on your balance sheet, so no capital tied up on depreciating assets. 

  • Lease vehicle costs qualify for Beneficial Corporation Tax treatment (dependant on CO2 - and as EVs are Zero CO2, they’re incredibly beneficial).

  • The service elements on a lease vehicle are allowable against corporation tax.

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Getting an EV for your business is easy as 1, 2, 3...


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1 Upper James Street,

Soho, London

W1F 9DE 

Any prices quoted are subject to changes in law, regulation, tax or duty beyond our reasonable control.

Octopus Electric Vehicles Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit including contract hire, firm reference number 809736, registered address 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT. Octopus Electric Vehicles Limited is a credit broker and is not a lender. Octopus Electric Vehicles Limited introduces drivers to a panel of lenders and may receive a commission for the introduction.