Scooters like the new 125cc Vivacity Sixties from Peugeot are enjoying a resurgence in popularity as motorists seek alternative transport in the face of spiralling fuel costs. In May this year the cost of petrol and diesel hit an all-time high, with drivers paying around 20p per litre (90 pence per gallon) more than this time last year*. According to the AA, a driver spending £30 a week on petrol is currently getting around 34.6 fewer miles than a year ago, which is equivalent to almost two days commuting by car (the average journey to work being nine miles).
As a consequence many drivers are having to limit both their fuel spend and mileage to balance their weekly budgets, with figures suggesting that 29% of UK motorists have had to drive less. Meanwhile others are turning to two wheels to help ease the financial pressure of the daily commute and sales of scooters rose by almost 20% up to the end of July.**
With its tan seat, retro chrome mirrors and classic lines, Peugeot’s Vivacity Sixties brings a dash of retro style to the daily commute; and its modern 125cc, four-stroke motor emits 30% less CO2 than most small cars, making it kinder to the environment too. Currently on offer at £1799, a saving of £400 on the suggested selling price of £2199, and covered by a 2-year warranty, the Vivacity Sixties offers motorists another incentive to switch from four wheels to two (Please remember this is a limited time offer which may have ended). For further information on the complete range, call 01202 810100 or visit peugeotscooters.co.uk.
** Source: www.mcia.co.uk.