Electric vehicles (EVs) have remained the most popular choice of vehicle for the second year running, for those choosing a new vehicle as part of Tusker’s salary sacrifice car benefits scheme.
The latest data from Tusker, a car salary benefit scheme provider, proves that electric vehicles are no longer a novelty choice in the UK and that salary sacrifice schemes are allowing drivers to move up into more premium brands than ever before.
In revealing the 10 most popular vehicle orders of 2021, a major evolution has taken place in driving habits with 100 percent of the top ten cars ordered being either electric or hybrid.
Looking back to 2019 and the top 10 list was predominantly made up of petrol and diesel-powered superminis and hatchbacks, with only one EV, the Tesla Model 3 listed.
Tusker’s Top 10 Car Choices (alphabetical order):
- Audi Q4 e-tron
- BMW iX3
- Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric
- Kia Niro
- Mercedes-Benz A Class (PHEV)
- Mercedes-Benz EQC
- Nissan Leaf
- Peugeot e2008
- Tesla Model 3
- Volkswagen ID3
The change in driver demand is clear, with petrol and diesel vehicles having been replaced entirely by electric cars. This is largely thanks to the shift in mindset from drivers, as well as the affordability and convenience of a salary sacrifice scheme.
Drivers are largely moving from older higher emission cars into electric which is good news with salary sacrifice continuing to support Governments Road to Zero Agenda.
Recent Tusker research showed that the vast majority of their drivers would not have opted for an electric vehicle had it not been for the salary sacrifice scheme. As more electric vehicles have become available Tusker’s order book the trend has shifted from traditional petrol and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles and ultra low emission vehicles in just two years.
Paul Gilshan, Tusker CEO, said: “The shift in ordering behaviour away from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, towards EVs has been rapid, and conclusive. We are proud to offer a product that makes electric driving affordable for the mass market.
“We have seen the rise in uptake of salary sacrifice schemes, alongside the continuation of low BIK rates that encourage drivers away from traditional fuel types and into affordable and environmentally friendly vehicles.”
As a result of this change in buying habits, Tusker has lowered its average order emissions from 107.9g/km to just 36.6g/km in just two years and is well on its way to achieving a zero-emission fleet by 2030.