Employer / Salary Sacrifice
October 8, 2021

EQUANS Salary Sacrifice Scheme with Tusker

EQUANS Salary Sacrifice Scheme with Tusker

Tusker Case Study: EQUANS

Tusker and EQUANS

Tusker introduced an employee benefits car scheme to global energy player EQUANS in 2018, and with a huge take up of the salary sacrifice scheme, Tusker has so far delivered huge savings for EQUANS, and its employees. With 91% of employees opting for EV alternatives to their previous petrol and diesel powered vehicles, employee emissions and monthly outgoings have plummeted at the same time.

“Implementing and running the scheme with Tusker has been fantastic. The Tusker team are brilliant, they’ve held our hands with everything from helping us with employee education and engagement to providing roadshows. Tusker offers us a prestige service, even though our current order levels are relatively low compared to some of their other customers, I can’t recommend them enough!” Says Fiona McIver, Reward Director, EQUANS.

With EQUANS’ 170,000 employees, customers, partners and stakeholders, it is a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress. The EQUANS Group is valued at EUR 60.1 billion and is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges.

Tusker’s salary sacrifice car benefits scheme allows employees to drive electric vehicles or ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) without the expense and uncertainty that can come with electric vehicle ownership. The scheme also benefits employers by offering savings on both grey fleet management, and the potential for liability that comes with it.

EQUANS is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Its ambition is to become the world leader in the zero-carbon transition “as a service” for its customers, in particular global companies and local authorities. EQUANS relies on its key activities of renewable energy, gas and services to offer competitive turnkey solutions.

EQUANS has been running Tusker’s salary sacrifice car benefit scheme since 2018, with 127 cars ordered on scheme to date.

Staff have been impressed with the choice of vehicle makes and models available on the Tusker scheme, with the most popular models being Tesla model 3, Audi e-tron, Toyota C-H, Kia e-Niro and Peugeot e-2008.

So far, the majority of take up has been for pure electric vehicles (91%), with just 9% of EQUANS’ employees opting for hybrids or low emission petrol vehicles (LEPV). And employees are reporting huge savings per month, compared to PCP, with the Smart forfour the cheapest on the scheme at just £226 per month.

EQUANS has found that during the pandemic employees have been keen to get involved with the scheme, as they don’t feel safe on public transport. From EQUANS’ perspective the Tusker car benefit salary sacrifice program has allowed the business to remain environmentally conscious, whilst still meeting its duty of care requirements around employee safety.

Due to the nature of EQUANS’ business, it has been able to offer employees who have an EV or hybrid vehicle on the scheme free home charging point installations. In a recent survey, 63% of employees said they were deterred from signing up to Tusker’s salary sacrifice car benefit scheme if their housing arrangements meant they couldn’t charge at home however, EQUANS is continuing to educate its employees on the UK’s comprehensive and ever-growing charging infrastructure.

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