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Does unlimited mileage exist when subscribing to a car?

Is unlimited mileage just a dream?
Does unlimited mileage exist when subscribing to a car?
Summary

So, you've heard about car subscription services and you're wondering if they offer unlimited mileage.

Can you get unlimited mileage when subscribing to a car?

No. Unlimited mileage is not possible when subscribing to a car. Subscription services like elmo, Care by Volvo and EZOO do not offer unlimited mileage.

Each monthly subscription agreement comes with a certain amount of miles, but you can always add more miles.

What is the average mileage on a subscription car?

While unlimited mileage doesn't exist, some subscription companies offer more miles than others.

The average mileage included when subscribing to a car is about 700 miles (8,400 miles a year). This is based on the seven major UK subscription providers.

According to Government data, the average UK driver does 5,300 miles a year, so chances are you won't need to worry about buying more miles from your provider.

The provider with the highest miles included as part of the monthly subscription is Pivotal - they offer 1,500 miles a month as standard.

Do car subscription providers charge for additional mileage?

Yes. Car subscription companies charge for excess mileage (outside of the agreement), but they also allow you to buy additional miles up front. That means that you can drive your car as long as you want,

Be prepared to pay about £0.50p on average for excess mileage. However, if you want to add more to your monthly plan, with Onto (for example) this can cost anything from £140 to £400 per month for 1,000 additional miles.

If unlimited mileage is important to you when choosing a new vehicle, consider getting an electric car. EV charging is still cheaper than petrol and diesel, so you will be able to drive more miles for your hard-earned cash.

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