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Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme

The College offers you access to a scheme where you can lease a brand new electric car. The scheme is offered through salary sacrifice which means monthly payments will be taken from your gross salary before Income Tax and National Insurance deductions, therefore reducing the amount of tax and NI you pay.

There are so many benefits to driving electric, for you and for the environment. As well as being cheaper to run you can also do your bit to reduce your carbon footprint. 

How Does It Work

The scheme is offered through Tusker and you can access a portal to search the range of electric cars available and compare prices. Prices are based on your personal details and will include your salary, address and driving history. Once you’ve decided on the car you want, you can submit your order online. Once we have carried out all necessary checks and approved your order, Tusker will order your brand-new car from the manufacturer and give you an estimated delivery date. You will be able to monitor the status of your order on the Tusker website.

The scheme is available to all employees who have attained a minimum of six months’ service with the College.

How Do I Sign Up

To get a quote and see the range of cars available simply visit https://tuskercars.com/welcome/imperialcollege/. To create an account, you will need your company code "IMPE" and your College ID Number (CID), excluding the zero's at the start of your CID. This can be found on your payslip and College ID card. 

Upcoming Webinar

If you would like to find out more about the scheme Tusker will be hosting a live webinar on Tuesday 19th March, 12:00-13:00 - Click here to register

The Tusker portal is n open for applications. If you need any support, you can contact hrpolicyandreward@imperial.ac.uk

What the scheme covers

Car leases can run from 24 to 48 months and monthly payments include:

  • A brand new electric bar built to your specification
  • No deposit
  • Fully comprehensive motor insurance for you and the option to add additional drivers
  • Annual servicing
  • Routine maintenance and repair
  • Full RAC breakdown cover (including onward travel)
  • Replacement tyres
  • 24-hour driver support line
  • Lifestyle protection in case of a change to your circumstances such as resignation, redundancy, long-term sick
  •  Accident management (excluding insurance excess of £250)

Salary Sacrifice Arrangement

Salary sacrifice means you exchange part of your gross salary, in return for a benefit – in this case a new car and all the added extras shown above. The salary is sacrificed before Income Tax and National Insurance is deducted, so you pay less tax and National Insurance. We will make sure that your salary does not fall below National Living Wage, especially if you are already using salary sacrifice e.g. for pension. As this is a benefit provided to you, Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax will be due. 

BiK is a tax on benefits provided by your employer in addition to your salary. The Government is incentivising Electric Vehicles (EVs) which are cars registered with tailpipe carbon emissions of 0g/km C02 and therefore the savings you make on Electric Vehicles will outweigh the BiK due.

For pure electric cars, BiK is just 2% until April 2025, then increasing by 1% each year until April 2028.


Please visit Tusker portal and click on the salary sacrifice option for Tusker's FAQs

Imperial specific FAQs

How will salary sacrifice impact my pension?

This depends on what pension scheme you are a member of.

SAUL and USS recognise salary sacrifice and it doesn’t reduce pensionable pay.  The NHS do not, therefore pensionable pay is reduced. 

Recording of the Tusker Webinar held on 17 April 2023, about the Electric Vechile Scheme.

Tusker webinar Recording

Tusker Webinar Recording (17 April 2023)

The scheme provider, Tusker, hosted a webinar explaining details of the scheme, on Monday 17 April 2023. This is the recording for those who were unable to attend. 

A further session will be announced in due course.