Fringe benefit tax exemptions
Bikes, e-bikes, scooters, electric scooters, public transport and micromobility share services are exempt from fringe benefit tax where they are being used for commuting to and from work. Businesses can take advantage of this to help support their staff to commute more sustainably at a reduced cost.
Waka Kotahi has guidance for employers on how to set up e-bike purchase support schemes.
Workride is a free ride-to-work benefit scheme to help employers ensure tax compliance and manage administration of a scheme. Staff will be able to select any new bike, e-bike or scooter from a Workride-approved store. Over a 12-month period, the new ride can be used while a salary sacrifice allows the employer to recoup the cost in full. Find out more on the Workride website.
Workride's launch in Wellington is supported by the Council’s Climate and Sustainability Fund.
Workplace e-bike fleets and public share micromobility
Local bike shops in Wellington can help with setting up a fleet of e-bikes for your staff to use, as well as providing short-term hires for staff looking to trial riding to work. See bike shops in Wellington (Google Maps) .
There are public e-scooter and e-bike share schemes in Wellington.