Commuters in the capital are spending over twice as much per mile to drive their vehicle

  A new survey has revealed that the most expensive place in the UK to own and run a car is in London, where commuters are having to spend over twice as much on their vehicle per mile that they drive when compared to rest of the country.

According to research carried out by a UK automobile company, motorists in the capital spend around £1.56 per mile that they drive, whilst motorists in other areas of the UK only spend on average 74p per mile driven.

However, the survey found that commuters in London actually cover less ground behind the wheel compared to other places in the UK, meaning those in the capital are getting the least for their money where driving is concerned.

Commuters in the capital are spending over twice as much per mile to drive their vehicle

The most expensive place in the UK to own and run a car is…London © Copyright Peter Trimming and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 

A motorist in London on average travels a mere 166 miles in one month, compared to those from the Midlands who manage around 300 miles each month AND only have to fork out 62p per driving mile.

For commuters in the north-east of England, the average cost to run a car is £195, where the cost per mile is only 71p.

According to the study, one in 10 motorists from London think that owning a car is too expensive, or that they will never have the funds to buy one.

The survey found that those in London are paying so much more (around 200% more) than drivers in other parts of the country just for the privilege of owning and running a car, which is quite alarming when you consider how little commuters in the capital actually drive.

 

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