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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: The low-down on joining the electric revolution

Date: 21 June 2021

At Octopus Electric Vehicles, we're on a mission to make the eco-choice the easy choice with Electric Dreams, our salary sacrifice scheme.

The electric revolution is upon us - uptake for electric vehicles (EVs) is spiking, with registrations growing 186% in 2020 versus 2019. This is driven in part by salary sacrifice, allowing employees to effectively pay for their electric car out of their gross salary, saving 30-40% every month on income tax and national insurance (some even up to 60%), and make the most of incredibly low company car tax rates for EVs (just 1% this tax year, rising to 2% next year until 2025). With that in mind, it's no surprise that at Octopus Electric Vehicles we've seen enquiries from businesses rise seven-fold in the past year alone!

With more than 35 models that can now go over 100 miles on a single charge, there's plenty of vehicles to choose from, with new vehicles coming to market all the time. And with more places you can charge up on the go than there are petrol stations, along with the ability to charge at home like you do a mobile phone - it can seem daunting to think about making the switch to electric. Our mission is to make it simple - for you as a business and as a driver.

If you're thinking of making the switch with your fleet, or unlocking salary sacrifice as a benefit for your team, here's our top three considerations.

Get impartial advice on EVs

With the number of new EVs available to order snowballing, make sure you're getting the best, most up-to-date and impartial advice on the latest vehicles. At Octopus Electric Vehicles, we have a team of impartial experts to help you choose (and get a great price), and a free VIP customer helpline.

Get the complete package*

For the employee, you'll want to make sure everything is covered. With Electric Dreams, servicing, maintenance, repair, breakdown cover, insurance, road tax and MOT is part of the all-inclusive package. 

For the employer, the scheme has been designed to be as simple as possible: low admin and zero cost to set up and run, delivering a highly valuable employee benefit while helping the planet. 

Beyond the car, you'll want a charging and energy solution. Octopus Electric Vehicles can organise a home charging (or workplace) installation, coupled with a green energy tariff designed specifically for EVs. And the kicker - drivers receive 8,000 miles worth of free charging when switching to Octopus Energy.** 

Choose a brand you can trust

Some brands talk the talk. But it's just that, talk. Customers pick Octopus Electric Vehicles because they're looking for expertise, great value, five-star service and a good brand to partner with. It's exactly the same for the two million UK homes (and counting) who trusted Octopus to supply them with renewable energy.

We're making the eco choice the easy choice

If you're looking for salary sacrifice that's good for you, good for your employees and great for the planet, Electric Dreams offers the complete solution. 

Want to know more? 

Visit, or drop us a note at and experience our awesome customer service first-hand 

*Subject to eligibility and terms and conditions apply. **Requires home electricity to be powered by the Octopus Go tariff; free miles based on off-peak charging at 5p/kWh and an efficiency of 4 miles per kWh.