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How much to fill a 50cc moped?

How much to fill a 50cc moped?

Mopeds are a popular choice with young road users. Not only is this because they get you on the road a year earlier than driving a car, but also because they're very cheap to run. This is the case for road tax, insurance, and filling it up with petrol.

Depending on how much you plan to ride your scooter, you'll probably find that petrol is your biggest outgoing. That said, 50cc scooters are very fuel efficient, and you can get up to 100 miles from a single tank of petrol. That's quite a lot of riding if you're just using it for getting around town!

How much does petrol cost?

Unless you never pay attention when driving past a petrol station, you'll have noticed that the price of petrol fluctuates massively. That's because it's one of the world's most valuable commodities, and is affected by international trade, national and international economies, and its exporters. The people that sell oil can effectively choose how much they want to charge for it, mainly because there's nowhere else to buy it. Nowadays you'll never see petrol on sale for less than £1 a litre, but it usually hovers between £1.40 and £1.60.

How much petrol does a moped hold?

Different models of scooter will have different petrol tank sizes, but typically a 50cc moped will hold around 5 litres of fuel. You might find that yours holds a little more, or a little less. The vast majority of our 50cc scooters have a fuel capacity of 5.4L. Due to their amazing fuel efficiency, a single tank of petrol could last you weeks if you ride well.

Based on the above figures, you can expect to pay around £15 for a full tank of petrol. This will obviously depend on the current selling price of petrol nationwide and locally. Typically you'll find inner-city petrol stations charge more than out-of-city ones. This is because they can get away with it, as there's nowhere else for you to buy petrol.

There are loads of websites online that can tell you where sells the cheapest petrol in your area. While you might not need to be as picky with filling up your moped, considering its small tank and fuel efficiency, it's worth getting into the habit of sniffing out the best deals. This will put you in good practice for later life when you're using a bigger and less efficient vehicle. By that time, every penny will make a difference.

50cc mopeds are an excellent choice for young road users. They let you get on the road at 16, and don't require much training to ride. Not only that, but they're very cheap to run, and make a much better alternative to a car. Unlike a car, that could set you back up to £60 for a full tank, you can fill up a moped for around £15. When you're young, this sort of thing can make all the difference.