70% of professionals think that their employers should consider electric vehicle (EV) company cars, according to new research conducted by Go Ultra Low, the joint government and industry campaign to promote EVs.
According to the research, nearly half of employees (43%) indicated that they have been frustrated by their employer’s lack of consideration for the environment.
Nearly a third of those surveyed said they would like their company to install EV charge points and 31% said they would like to see EV carpooling introduced.
These findings follow changes to the Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax, which means that EVs now incur a 0% tax rate, down from 16%.
This change will enable companies to provide an environmentally friendly company car while also saving money both for themselves and for their employees.
Once individuals were made aware of this, 42% said they were more like to consider choosing an EV as a company car.
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said: ‘Everyone is trying to be that little bit more eco-friendly right now, but it can be tricky when it’s out of your hands.
‘Employers have already made positive changes in the workplace to be more sustainable, but there are further changes businesses can make.
‘Our research has shown that EVs offer a popular solution for companies looking to reduce their environmental footprint and satisfy their worker’s concerns.
‘There are a variety of steps that businesses can take to be more sustainable, but it can be difficult to know where to start – especially when a number of measures require an upfront cost to implement.
‘Recent changes to BIK tax means EVs offer low-hanging fruit to employers looking to enhance their company’s green credentials. From their reduced environmental impact to the savings you can make on fuel, tax and maintenance costs, EVs bring significant benefits.’
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