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Scooters are streets ahead on fuel savings

  • image descriptionFri, Jan 11th, 2013 2:40:35 pm
Modern motor cars may be getting more economical, but they still trail behind scooters in the race to travel the most miles per gallon.

Figures released by the Department for Transport show that the average fuel consumption for a new car was 43.6 miles per gallon in 2009. Ten years earlier the figure was barely 35 mpg and while cars are becoming less 'thirsty' they still have a long way to go to match the frugal 100 mpg delivered by Peugeot's Kisbee scooter.

Designed for urban transport, the Kisbee weighs only 95kg, which helps with fuel economy.  Its clean and efficient 50cc 4-stroke engine features a lighter piston design and con-rod for enhanced performance and reduced emissions.

Sales of scooters in the UK rose by 12% between January to October this year and it's not only savings on petrol that are attracting motorists onto two wheels. Parking costs are increasingly featuring in buying decisions (motorcycle parking is almost universally free) as well as the associated reduction in journey times, helped by access to bus lanes in many cities.

Literally streets ahead of the average car around town, covering more than twice the distance for every gallon of fuel, the Kisbee is currently available at £1249, thanks to a promotional discount for UK customers (Please remember this is a limited time offer which may have ended). Covered by a 24-month unlimited mileage factory warranty, details can be found on this models and other using the menu at the top of this page.