Electric Cars / Employer / Public Sector / Salary Sacrifice
November 8, 2023

West Mercia Police minimise scope 3 emissions

West Mercia Police minimise scope 3 emissions

Launching a new car scheme

Looking to provide their staff with an affordable way to drive electric, West Mercia Police have implemented the Tusker salary sacrifice scheme via the CPC Drive framework to its 4600 employees.

The adoption of an Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme to supplement its existing employee benefits package was aimed to encourage the usage of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles by its workforce, minimising its Scope 3 emissions in the process.

Rachel Hartland-Lane, Director of Business Services, said: “We were looking to provide an additional, good-value benefit for our colleagues and have been able to deliver an excellent, all-inclusive, hassle-free car scheme through Tusker and CPC Drive. Our colleagues are now able to benefit from motoring at a fixed monthly cost, which gives them access to a range of brand new low emission vehicles.”

“We are looking to reduce our emissions as part of our green agenda, but we’re also hoping that this has a positive impact on our staff and will help attract new talent to the organisation in the future.”

A win-win for employees and the organisation

The scheme has been well received with 14% of employees creating an account with Tusker within the first few weeks, eager to see which cars they could be ordering. 42 vehicles were ordered almost immediately and 27 were delivered within the first two months of launch.

The force was keen to implement a scheme which mitigated the risk of providing vehicles for employees. The Tusker and CPC Drive scheme does that, thanks to the lifestyle protections available for employees and the employer. It was also the management of the scheme by Tusker which reassured the West Mercia Police team that the scheme was right for them. Rachel Hartland-Lane added: “The fact that the scheme doesn’t cost the force anything to implement or run, and is managed by Tusker with minimal administration, is a huge benefit.

“Mobilising this scheme has been a very positive experience and an example of how a project should be implemented, in a condensed timeframe. The support from both Tusker and CPC was very professional, experienced and everybody understood their role and responsibility, accountability of actions, and deliverables.”

Tusker and CPC Drive have supported the organisation every step of the way both through the implementation, communication and roadshows in order to ensure that the scheme is successful.