The best EVs to lease with a salary sacrifice scheme

Salary sacrifice leasing is a cost-effective way to source a brand-new car. No up-front payment is required, and monthly rentals are fixed for the duration of the contract.

Employees agree to ‘sacrifice’ a portion of their salary, giving them access to a range of electric vehicles that can be filtered to meet individual needs. The lease cost is deducted straight from their salary, helping save on tax and National Insurance contributions too.

This unique employee benefit has surged in popularity as drivers look to make the switch to electric. Electric car lease deals offer low Benefit-in-Kind tax rates compared to petrol and diesel alternatives, making them an attractive option.

Best salary sacrifice electric cars

To help, we’ve put together a list of the best salary sacrifice electric cars to lease. We’ll compare each model’s design, performance, range, and comfort, helping you to decide which is best.

BMW i4

The BMW i4 is a premium Gran Coupé that’s become a popular choice here at Synergy. It takes a driver-focused approach to its design, combining impressive driving dynamics with an efficient electric powertrain.

Choose to lease the i4 with a salary sacrifice EV car scheme and benefit from an 80.7kWh battery, which achieves a 365-mile WLTP range and falls into the 2% BIK tax bracket for 2024/25. BMW hope this distinctive EV appeals to anyone looking for a stylish alternative to a saloon or SUV.

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is, in many ways, the go-to EV. It showcases market-leading technology and has access to Tesla’s extensive supercharger network. Drivers can also control certain features remotely with the Tesla app.

Step inside, and you’re greeted by Tesla’s iconic 15-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, with newer models introducing a second 8-inch screen for rear passengers. Anyone looking for a salary sacrifice electric car should consider the Model 3. The latest edition has a claimed 421-mile WLTP range and falls into the 2% BIK tax bracket for 2024/25.

Nissan Ariya

The Nissan Ariya is an ultra-modern SUV and a flagship model for the brand. It promises a WLTP range of up to 329 miles and has two battery sizes to choose from.

Nissan claims that 30 minutes of rapid charging can increase the range by as much as 217 miles. This helps make daily driving easier and removes the inconvenience associated with electric charging. In terms of design, the Ariya makes a bold statement. There are distinctive LED headlights, which are complemented by strong lines, and a two-tone colour combination on certain models.


The MG4 is an affordable entry point to EV driving. This stylish and efficient hatchback has won praise for being affordable without compromising on design or build quality.

The Trophy Extended Range variant has a claimed 323-mile WLTP range, with an impressive performance version available too. This blend of style and affordability is unmatched, meaning the MG4 should be on your salary sacrifice electric car shortlist.

Volvo EX30

The Volvo EX30 is an exciting addition to Volvo’s lineup. With concept car looks and a Scandinavian-inspired interior, the EX30 looks to the future of electric car design.

There are two battery sizes to choose from — 51kWh and 69kWh. Extended range versions promise a range of up to 298 miles, while performance versions get a power output of 428bhp.

Safety remains a priority for whichever EX30 you choose. As standard, you’ll get advanced systems like collision avoidance, blind spot assist, and driver alert control.


The VW ID.5 is a comfortable and premium all-electric family SUV. It aims to be a no-nonsense option in an increasingly competitive market and is a great choice if you’re looking for a salary sacrifice EV.

It has a 77-kWh battery, which achieves a WLTP range of up to 327 miles. Inside, you’ll find a clean and modern interior with a 12.9-inch touchscreen display, wireless charging, and natural voice control all as standard.

Salary sacrifice EV car schemes with Synergy

Here at Synergy, we have been supporting customers in their leasing journey for over 10 years. If you’re considering a salary sacrifice electric car, our business and fleet team can help. They’ll give you the freedom to choose from a range of manufacturers, models, and in-stock lease deals.

Our salary sacrifice electric car scheme offers transparent pricing, free UK mainland delivery, and our Best Price Guarantee. To find out more, get in touch with us today.