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Ringwood IT Company Launches Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Posted on: 18/10/2018

The 25 staff at Ringwood based IT Software Solutions company KFA Connect are being encouraged to join a salary sacrifice based Drive An Electric Car scheme.

Director Richard Austin has led by example by leasing a Tesla X75D. He admits that the sophisticated and hi tech Tesla may not be to everyone’s taste or price option so all makes of electric cars, and even electric cycles, can be arranged through the company  scheme.

“Aside from the tax benefits for the team and the cost savings for their private and business motoring, we believe that the environmental costs to our region need addressing as a priority,” said Richard Austin.   “The development of battery powered cars has reached a point where it is a realistic choice to make and is ideal for a Technology driven business.”

Richard, who is a self-confessed lifelong petrolhead, finds that he is constantly quizzed by other motorists as to the practicality of using the Tesla compared to a diesel or petrol vehicle.

“I point out that my particular Tesla will tell me that on full charge it has a real 200 mile range so if I go to a meeting with a Swindon based client, the Tesla will confirm that I should stop for a 20 minute charge at Membury services where there are Supercharging parking spaces.   The Tesla also tells me how many of the charging bays are available.  If the stop is for a comfort break and a coffee for 20 minutes, my mobile phone will tell me when the Tesla has enough range to complete the round-trip journey.  Once home I can plug in and charge back to full power.”

KFA Connect’s Directors hope that the team at the £2.5m turnover company will adopt the salary scheme which will not only make a difference to its profit margin, but the sustainability of the planet’s resources.

For further information visit www.kfa.co.uk




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