Smart Transport

New partnership to reduce commuter emissions

A new partnership has been formed to help reduce the environmental impact of commuter emissions.

Electric vehicle (EV) leasing company Octopus Electric Vehicles, a sister company of renewable energy provider Octopus Energy, has partnered with the Liftshare Group – the car sharing network, to help make EV leasing ‘more affordable’ for businesses and individuals.

Octopus EV, who are not tied to a manufacturer, are able to offer employers a range of EVs for use in their business fleets and salary sacrifice schemes, including Tesla, BMW, Nissan, Jaguar, Renault and Volkswagen.

Octopus EV recently launched Electric Dreams – a salary sacrifice scheme for electric cars which can save drivers 30-60% on monthly car costs, according to the company, with Octopus reporting its first clients saving more than £10,000 over a three-year term.

The scheme starts from £250 in net pay reduction and includes insurance, servicing, maintenance, repairs, roadside assistance and recovery, the company said.

Natalia Peralta Silverstone, head of propositions at Octopus Electric Vehicles, said: "Decarbonising commuter emissions is one of the biggest challenges we face, and as millions begin to head back to the office post-lockdown, we have a unique opportunity to permanently shift to more sustainable forms of transport. Partnering with the Liftshare Group was an easy decision.”

As part of the partnership, Octopus EV will also promote Liftshare Group’s Mobilityways platform, which was developed during lockdown to support employers to ‘commute back better’ as they return to the office.

The platform provides a suite of software tools that enables employers to evidence, track, plan and change their commuter emissions.

Liftshare said the platform provides full visibility of commuting challenges and identifies sustainable travel alternatives for employees.

The platform is powered by Average Commuter Emissions Level (ACEL) which Liftshare claims to be the only standardised methodology for benchmarking and comparing commuter emissions.

The platform allows organisations to track their progress and measure the effectiveness of sustainable travel initiatives, said Liftshare.

Watch now: Connecting Policy To Solutions Virtual Conference 2021

Smart Transport Conference returned on June 8th & 9th, to facilitate pivotal discussions on the future of transport. 

The UK’s most senior public and private sector transport leaders discussed the impact of Covid-19, achieving the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions, the need for more efficient living and better health, and much more.

Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who spoke on BEIS's approach to decarbonising transport, particularly the electrification of the vehicle industry. Watch his presentation below:


Comment as guest

Login  /  Register


No comments have been made yet.

Related content

Office Address
  • Smart Transport
    Media House
    Lynch Wood
    PE2 6EA
Join the community
  • Smart Transport is the UK's most important brand to bring together senior public policy makers and influential private sector leaders to showcase real-time solutions aligned to government policy.
  • Find out more
  • Insight


Welcome to Smart Transport

Welcome to the Smart Transport website, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insight and reports from policymakers and thought leaders.

The Smart Transport brand connects policy to solutions by bringing national government and local authority policymakers together with private sector organisations.

Contact Lindsay Greatbatch for more information.

© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd
Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA - Registered number 01176085 IPSO regulated logo


Smart Transport members

Smart Transport board members


Please note:
By submitting any material to us you are confirming that the material is your own original work or that you have permission from the copyright owner to use the material and to authorise Bauer Consumer Media to use it as described in this paragraph. You also promise that you have permission from anyone featured or
referred to in the submitted material to it being used by Bauer Consumer Media. If Bauer Consumer Media receives a claim from a copyright owner or a person
featured in any material you have sent us, we will inform that person that you have granted us permission to use the relevant material and you will be responsible for paying any amounts due to the copyright owner or featured person and/or for reimbursing Bauer Consumer Media for any losses it has suffered as a result.