Affinity Launches Octopus EV Electric Car Scheme

Affinity are proud to have launched a new scheme to help their employees purchase a brand-new electric car via salary sacrifice. Staff will be able to save up to 40% on an electric vehicle with the scheme, which was put in place to give them access to a more sustainable form of transport. 

According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, a whopping one-third of carbon emissions in the UK come from the travel sector, with petrol cars and taxis being the worst culprits. 

We must move towards more sustainable forms of transport as a country. As electric cars produce significantly less CO2 than their petrol or diesel counterparts, the potential for positive change is enormous. 

Affinity takes their environmental impact seriously, and are always looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint whilst helping staff save money. 

Group managing director Max Edwards adds we are delighted to be launching the EV Scheme for employees to access more sustainable transport options as part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint across the Company.’ 

This sits alongside our other environmentally targeted initiatives that we already have in place to drive down waste, eliminate single-use plastics and where possible, utilise recycled materials.

So, how does it work? The scheme is very similar to cycle-to-work initiatives. Those that opt in will sacrifice some of their monthly salary toward the electric car, whilst saving money on income tax, national insurance and company car tax. 

The Octopus EV electric car scheme will help Affinity reduce their carbon footprint as a business whilst enabling staff to opt for a planet-friendly commute. 

To discover more about the EV salary sacrifice scheme, head here