When it comes to crunching the numbers and keeping both drivers and fleet managers happy, electric cars are company car kings. Thanks to a rock-bottom, blanket benefit-in-kind rating of just 1%, many of these machines can leave their users with an annual tax bill that’ll cost less than a tank of fuel in the average supermini.
So if you can get an EV to fit seamlessly into your business and personal life, then having one as a perk of the job really is a no-brainer. Yes, some of the more exotic models will require a very generous employer, but there are mainstream models galore that will be much more palatable to the suits in accounts.
One caveat: HMRC is going to raise the bottom rate of tax to 2% for the 2021/2022 tax year. But even then, when tax bills are doubled, these all-electric machines will still be way less costly than their petrol and diesel counterparts. So here, in no particular order (well alphabetical), are our top 10 electric company cars.
Ford took its time launching its first EV, but in many respects, the wait was worth it. Of course, purists are up in arms about the use of the legendary Mustang name for a battery-powered SUV, but the Mach-E lives up to the tag in terms of performance, and its ride and handling aren’t bad for such a tall and heavy machine. There are 68kWh and 88kWh battery options, with the latter combining with a 285bhp motor driving the rear wheels to deliver a claimed 379 miles - more than enough for most long-haul business meetings. In fact, it’s this specification that makes the most sense for user-choosers because it’s one of the most cost effective thanks to its 1% BiK rating, resulting in a £95 tax bill for lower-rate earners.