Electric Vehicles

NHSBT wishes to encourage the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) amongst our colleagues, therefore Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) will start to appear in our centres.

Eligible colleagues will also have access to our Salary Sacrifice Lease Car scheme providing favourable rates for electric vehicles

The main advantage to using EVs is the low running costs. A full charge will cost around £8-12 and will give a typical range of 200 miles. By way of comparison, driving 200 miles in a petrol or diesel car will typically cost around £15-18. This could lead to a saving of around £100 for every 1,000 miles driven (depending on the performance of your vehicle).

Other benefits of EVs include:

  • Helping to meet our 2015-25 Sustainability Strategy requirements
  • Zero exhaust emissions
  • No Vehicle Excise Duty (Road Tax) payments until 2025
  • Parking and charging stations in many locations across the country
  • 100% discount from the London Congestion Charge and other clean air zones

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

To help NHSBT employees that have made the move to electric vehicles, several centres have had EVCPs installed. Currently these are:

  • Barnsley
  • Colindale
  • Filton
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester

The use of these charging points will be monitored and assessed to inform decision making on whether to expand to other NHSBT centres.

The agreed price for employees is 15p per KwH of Electricity. This is extremely good value, given that the average UK cost is 18.90p per KwH.

For help on using the charging points please see the Electronic Vehicle Charging Points User Guide