Is Bounc-e a member of the BVRLA
Yes, Bounce is a member of the BVRLA, our number is 10653. Other details you might need to know about us are:
Company Registration Number – SC690255
VAT Registration Number – 395660359
FCA Number – FRN953013
ICO Number – ZB328740
Registered name at Companies House – Bounce EV Limited
Trading Name – Bounce-e
Registered Offices – 168 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 4TP
Please also be aware that excess mileage may be charged and recharges will be applicable if the vehicle is returned outside BVRLA’s Fair Wear & Tear guidelines.
I like the idea but I’m worried I’ll run out of battery
Range anxiety is a common concern, but most of the cars we offer can cover 200 miles on one charge. In addition, there are more than 25,000 charging points across the UK.
How long does it take to charge an EV battery?
It depends on the type of charger and the model of vehicle, but the average car will charge from zero to full in eight hours on a 7kW charging point, therefore if you plug in your car overnight it will be fully charged in the morning. It is possible to add up to 100 miles in half an hour on a 50kW “fast charger”, which can be found at many service stations.
How do I get a charger installed at my home?
We work in partnership with PodPoint, who can advise on the best type of charger and install it for you too.
Do I need to change my electricity provider?
Not necessarily, but you should look for a tariff that is designed for charging electric vehicles to make the best savings on your energy bills. We can help with that too!
I have no idea where to find a charging point
Don’t worry – our app will tell you! Just put in your location and the map will show you all the nearest charging facilities and the types of charger you can find there.
But aren’t EV batteries bad for the environment?
Following major efforts by the industry and the government, EV batteries are now 98% reusable. It is possible to extract components from them to reuse in other ways, such as solar panels.
Used batteries from electrified Volvo cars are used for a solar energy storage system which powers charging points for electrified cars and electric bikes at Swedish healthcare company Essity’s premises near Gothenburg.
OK I’m keen – how do I offer the scheme to my employees?
You can decide how to offer the scheme, depending on your current provision of company vehicles or car allowance. You may want to open it to all staff, or those with certain qualifying features. You can also choose to offer additional cars for family members.
This bespoke offer will then be named and branded to suit your business.
What are the legal requirements?
HMRC approval requires a salary sacrifice scheme (known as Sal Ex) to be permanent and cannot be reversed in the lease period.
The positive consent of all employees will be required as they ‘opt in’ – this will involve a short consultation and will apply to all new starters.
The consultation will introduce the concepts of ‘notional’ and ‘reference’ salary as well as explaining any effects on other salary sacrifice schemes.
You will need to nominate someone within the company to be responsible for the policy and operation of the scheme.
Who is eligible for my scheme?
That is up to you! You can offer it to everyone or people who meet certain criteria.
You may want to consider your current company car or car allowance provision, management grades,
employees with a specific minimum length of service or perks such as adding family members to the policy.
I definitely want to do this. What are my next steps?
We suggest you agree a start-date for the policy so you can create countdown actions to launch.
This will involve communication with employees, showing them pricing examples and model availability.
We can support you with marketing collateral to promote the green credentials of your business and all other elements of implementing the scheme, with a dedicated account manager.