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Brits Find Savings In Switch From Pump to Plug

British commuters who were spending £15 to £18 a day for 60-mile trips are cutting that to fraction by switching from petrol-powered cars to plug-in models.

Published: 25-Feb-2013

David Peilow used to spend £15 to £18 a day on his 60-mile commute from Winchester to Portsmouth.

But the satellite systems engineer reckons he’s slashed £2,000 off his petrol costs in the past eight months. And it’s all down to changing his vehicle to an electric car.

Despite shelling out £34,000 on the top of the range plug-in hybrid Vauxhall Ampera, he is confident it will pay for itself over time.
David, 35, says: 'It’s a fantastic car. I used to have an Audi A3 1.8, which would have cost more than £2,400 in petrol to cover the same distance – my commute includes plenty of stop-start motorway traffic.

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