The Jaguar I-Pace SUV will be available to NHS staff via a salary sacrifice scheme following an agreement between the manufacturer and NHS Fleet Solutions.
A fleet of 700 vehicles and are available to staff in more than 200 organisations across the UK with the cars being offered via a three-year lease agreement.
The NHS said the zero emission SUV “complements the NHS’ ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and be more sustainable”, adding that the vehicles will be available from April, when the 0% BIK rate for electric vehicles is due to come into force.
Sir James Mackey, chief executive Northumbria Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to be working with Jaguar Land Rover UK, this is a great deal for NHS and public sector staff and delivers genuine benefit to our patients. To have a fleet of cars that are fully electric demonstrates our on-going commitment to making decisions that reduce our impact on the environment and help us become greener.”
Claire Watson-Brown, national contract hire and public sector manager at Jaguar Land Rover UK, added: “We are very proud to provide NHS and Public Sector staff with this fleet of Jaguar I-Paces. The I-Pace demonstrates our latest electric vehicle technology, developed here in the UK to deliver clean, sustainable and efficient transport.”