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Electric Vans

Electric Vans

Posted on 08/09/2021 by Jordan Smith

Traditionally, petrol/diesel vans made available to employees for private use generate a taxable benefit for said employee. If fuel is provided, then a further benefit is also generated.

From 6th April 2021 onwards, there is a zero van benefit charge for employees who drive fully electric vans and use them privately. For brand new vans, there are further savings for the company utilising the 130% Super Deduction (see our blog post on this for further details).

Therefore, for a fully electric van provided to an employee, there is no benefit on the van being made available for private use, and there is no “fuel benefit” for charging the van either.

Grants are also available on the purchase of the van, and the following can also be considered a company expense:

  • Vehicle charging points installed at a business premises.
  • A vehicle charging point to be installed at the employee’s home.
  • A charge card to allow individuals access to commercial or local authority charging points.

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