A top spot in the sales chart* for Peugeot’s V-Clic scooter for the second month running suggests that more motorists are beating the spiraling cost of motoring in the UK by switching to two wheels.
On top of record petrol prices (which broke the £6 per gallon barrier in March), motor insurance costs have jumped by 39.3 per cent, the biggest ever increase recorded*. The price of an annual comprehensive car policy rose to £792 in 2010 and is set to increase further, according to industry watchdogs, pushing the running costs of a car out of the reach of many motorists.
While sales of new cars fell by 7.7% in February, registrations of 50cc scooters rose by 16.9%, with Peugeot's V-Clic, currently on special offer, topping the sales charts. Road tax of just £15 per year, an average of 100mpg and access to free parking means considerable savings compared to running a car, which explains why drivers are switching.
Drivers who obtained a full car license before 1 February 2001 are automatically entitled to ride a 50cc machine s like the V-Clic, without L-plates, so can benefit from the considerable savings without the need to apply for license changes or complete additional tests.
Now available in a metallic grey and silver two-tone colour scheme, Peugeot’s V-Clic is available from Peugeot Scooter dealers throughout the UK and is covered by 2-year unlimited mileage warranty for complete peace of mind.
* UK new motorcycle registrations www.mcia.co.uk
** Source: AA British Insurance Premium Index, http://www.theaa.com/services/insuranceandfinance/insuranceindex/.
*** Prices quoted include manufacturer's delivery, pre delivery inspection, petrol, number plate and VAT at 20%. Government first registration fee and vehicle excise duty are not included and will be charged at the prevailing rate. Prices correct at time of print.