The Jaguar I-Pace will be available to NHS staff through NHS Fleet Solutions on a new salary sacrifice agreement confirmed today.
A fleet of 700 vehicles has been secured for the scheme, which is available to staff in more than 200 organisations across the UK.
The vehicles are offered on a three-year lease.
Sir James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to be working with Jaguar Land Rover UK, this is a great deal for NHS and public sector staff and delivers genuine benefit to our patients.”
The zero emissions Jaguar I-Pace SUV compliments the NHS’ ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and be more sustainable.
Mackey added: “To have a fleet of cars that are fully electric demonstrates our on-going commitment to making decisions that reduce our impact on the environment and help us become greener.”
The fleet of I-Paces will be available to public sector staff at organisations which are signed up to NHS Fleet Solutions from April 2020. Employees will pay for their vehicles via salary sacrifice.
Through salary sacrifice, EVs can be cheaper than petrol or diesel cars thanks to the way the scheme is set up to save NI and tax, as well as the Government’s introduction of 0% company car tax rate in 2020/21 (if adopted).
Claire Watson-Brown, national contract hire and public sector manager at Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: “We are very proud to provide NHS and Public Sector staff with this fleet of Jaguar I-Paces. The I-Pace demonstrates our latest electric vehicle technology, developed here in the UK to deliver clean, sustainable and efficient transport.”