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Scientific group adds LEAF to salary sacrifice scheme

Blacktrace Holdings is a group of companies that create commercially viable products from new scientific discoveries or inventions under the tagline of “Productizing Science”.

The group offers all employees the option of a car financed by salary sacrifice if the proposed vehicle emits less than 110g/km CO2. As the 100% electric LEAF produces no CO2 on the move, it not only qualifies for the scheme but also offers a cost-effective solution to employees due to the way in which salary sacrifice schemes are structured.

Eight Blacktrace Holdings employees have already taken delivery of Nissan LEAFs to use as their personal day-to-day car, with the vehicles expected to cover around 10,000 miles per year under the two-year scheme.

Mark Gilligan, Blacktrace Holdings group CEO, said: ‘We’re a leading scientific company at the forefront of discovery and invention so it is fitting to offer our employees the forward-thinking option of an electric vehicle. On a salary sacrifice scheme the 0% BIK of the LEAF makes it a simple decision for employees and they’re now enjoying the peace of mind that comes from driving a vehicle that emits no CO2. The enthusiasm of those who have already received their LEAFs is rubbing off on their colleagues, as we have more employees ready to try the LEAF!’

Barry Beeston, Nissan corporate sales director, said: ‘We’re pleased to hear Blacktrace Holdings employees are already enjoying their new LEAFs as personal day-to-day cars and we look forward to providing further vehicles as their colleagues see the benefits of reduced running costs from a 100% electric vehicle.’

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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