Trangia introduces wage subsidy for employees who switch to an electric car
An initiative to encourage the transition to a fossil-free society and at the same time provide a financial incentive to make it possible for employees to switch to an electric car and save money.
Trangia’s focus on sustainability combined with several months of sharply rising fuel prices, has led to the decision to introduce a wage subsidy of SEK 2,000 / month for all employees who choose to switch to an electric car. Trangia’s factory is located in the countryside, 40 minutes from the nearest town and commuting to the workplace is mostly done by car. This long term solution was developed in order to reduce emissions and at the same time help out staff members financially.
To kick start the initative Trangia hosted on Tuesday a testdriving day together with the regional energy department, who invited all local car dealers to display their latest electric car models at the factory carpark. Also invited was the local bike shop, as the intention is to lower emissions overall. The energy department, has on top of that, committed to help map out Trangias driving patterns in order to find smart carpooling solutions.
The next step is to enable charging at Trangia, as not all apartment buildings offer charging facilities. This project will be a collaboration with the local energy provider, Jämtkraft, who has been suppling Trangia with green electricy for many years.
“To just give a fuel subsidy is not right. It doesn’t address the problem. We want to achieve more benefits and has therefore introduced this solution which lessens the negative impact on the environment and supports the technological transition away from fossil fuels. In addition, our staff members will be driving safer and newer cars”.– Says Magnus Rydell, CEO of Trangia.