There are more cars on the road than ever before, but we’re driving them less, according to new research.
The estimated average annual mileage per car in England has decreased as the number of cars per household has risen, falling 17% from around 9,200 miles in 2002 to 7,600 miles in 2018. For petrol cars, the average was just 6,600 miles in 2018.
Meanwhile, consumer demand for lower annual mileage car agreements has increased dramatically in recent times too.
The 5,000-mile per annum deals were the third-most popular choice among personal car lease customers during August.
An 8,000-mile and 10,000-mile per annum deals remain the most commonly chosen leasing profile.
Most 5,000-mile deals were specified with a low three-month initial rental, which typically will mean a lower upfront payment than a PCP or HP deal.
Of the cars on the 5,000-miles lease, the most popular enquiry was for the MB A-Class, followed by the Range Rover Evoque and then the electric Tesla Model 3.