Simple Economics For Students

An electric moped can cost you as little as £50 per month with a 10% deposit. And when you leave college, you’ll have transport to-and-from your first job. Travel to lectures, see your friends, explore the city. And with no exhaust fumes, you’ll be doing your bit to help save the environment while also saving time and money. You don’t need a degree in economics to know that makes sense!

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The Mobile Student
Smart Thinking

Moved out of halls and feeling as though your lectures are just a little too far to walk? Perhaps you could catch a bus? But why not reduce the carbon footprint and hassle of occasional fairs? The average student exhausts £47 on travel per month and misses the opportunity to invest in a vehicle of their own. A 5-mile round trip to lectures on our e-moped costs less than 5p!

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An e-moped can significantly reduce your commute time

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let’s crunch the numbers

The Finances

An e-moped can pay for itself in a relatively short period of time, when you compare it to car travel.

Let’s compare the numbers over a 3-year period:

Average cost of a car:


A Skoda mid-size car costing £20K would depreciate approx. £8k in 3 years (leaving the car worth £12K).

The average comprehensive car insurance premium in the UK costs £471 a year.** or £1,413 over 3 years.

Car tax depends on the CO2 emissions level so it’s difficult to give an average figure but let’s assume £150 per year (£450 over 3 years)

Fuel cost (assuming 7,000 miles/year and with fuel consumption of 50mpg = 140 gallons @£6) £840/year (£2,250 over 3 years)

A total 3-year cost inc depreciation and running costs: £12,113

Compared to the 3-year cost of an e-moped

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A £1,916 e-moped would depreciate in value by approx. £800 over 3 years

Insurance = £300 per year, so £900 for 3 years

No tax. 0%. Nil. Nada!

Fuel (1p/mile) – 21,000 miles over 3 years would cost £210

A total 3-year cost inc depreciation and running costs: £1,910

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So the 3-year savings associated with using an e-moped compared to a car are over £10,000!

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More reasons to swap

Need we say more?

Not forgetting the time you’ll save, allowing you to do the things that you want to do – priceless.

Plus, e-mopeds are better for the environment than petrol vehicles, and parking is so much easier.

And if you currently travel by public transport, consider how much you spend on fares or season tickets over three years . . .

Choose a model

The main question to ask is ‘What is the distance of your commute and will you be restricted to 30mph all the journey?’

If your commute is greater than 10 miles each way and you will be travelling in areas of 40mph and above, check out the NGT

If your travel distance is less than 10 miles each way and is restricted to 30mph. check out the M+ series

If you go less than 5 miles in 30mph zones only, the U-Series may be just the job. 

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