Businesswise Solutions has launched a scheme to get 80% of its staff driving electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025.
The Lancashire-based company’s head office is already entirely powered by renewable electricity and the firm has set a goal to reach net-zero within five years.
Staff will now have free access to EV charging points and be able to take part in a benefits scheme aimed at making it easier to move away from fossil fuel-powered cars – a company survey found if staff had the ability to lease a car through the business and fund it through a salary sacrifice scheme, the number of people prepared to switch to electric more than doubled from 41% to above 80%.
CEO Frazer Durris said: “As a business, we’ve always tried to lead by example, and our road to net-zero will see us achieve this by 2025, with the switch to electric vehicles playing a major role.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to go electric and our target is that 80% of staff will be driving an EV inside five years.
“Our staff have already been committed to doing the right thing for the environment but the survey found they were put off making the switch to electric cars by the perceived high cost of ownership and concerns about the charging infrastructure. We want to take those fears away.”