Green with envy

Key changes to our car schemes and mileage allowances

For Royal Mail, electric vehicles are not only the right move for our environment, our people and our communities, but they also increasingly make more economic sense than diesel/petrol vehicles in the long term.

As part of our ongoing drive to reduce our emissions and become a net zero company, we are announcing changes to our company car schemes to encourage the use of electric vehicles. 

On why we’re making the change, click here to watch a short clip from Ian Dockerill, employee share plans & benefits manager.

Key changes to our car schemes and mileage allowances

In addition to our alternative fuel fleet, we want all our company cars to be electric by 2030 and are introducing the following scheme changes:

  • 1 April 2023; from this date, only hybrid and electric cars will be available to order through MyDrive. Business mileage reimbursed (in a private or company car) will only be available at appropriate hybrid and electric car rates.
  • 1 April 2025; from this date, only electric cars will be available to order through MyDrive. Business mileage reimbursed (in a private or company car) will only be available at appropriate electric car rates.

Helping you make the switch

A range of discounts and incentives will be available to colleagues who want to switch to an electric vehicle. Including:

  • Specially negotiated offers on a range of entry level electric vehicles that are both available and affordable via the MyDrive salary sacrifice scheme. This will mean more colleagues can access the benefits of electrical company cars and the associated tax benefits.
  • In partnership with Royal Mail’s utility provider EDF, there will be special discounts on the purchase and installation of PodPoint home chargers. Special electricity rates will also be available with a focus on cheap night-time rates for EV charging. To find out more, visit My Bundle+ and search ‘EDF’ from 1 August 2021.
  • An all-electric Job Need Car (JNC) scheme by April 2022 that will allow greater access to company cars for colleagues who need a car to do their job.

This is another exciting step forward in our journey to net zero. If you have any questions regarding the changes, you can email Roadmap2025@royalmail.com and we will respond either individually or through FAQs.

14 Jul 2021