How to Calculate Pence Per Mile

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How to Calculate Pence Per Mile
Pence per mile is useful for determining your car's cost efficiency. (Saving fuel image by Katja Sucker from

Measuring pence per mile is a common indicator of a vehicle's fuel efficiency, and as such, it typically can be an important factor in evaluating the overall performance of a vehicle. Additionally, knowing a vehicle's pence per mile will enable you to reimburse the owner of a vehicle accurately if you use it to travel a long distance.

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Things you need

  • Vehicle
  • Milometer (odometer)
  • Calculator

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  1. 1

    Fuel your vehicle to capacity.

  2. 2

    Make a note of the vehicle's milometer. You need to know exactly how far you're about to travel.

  3. 3

    Drive your vehicle as you regularly would.

  4. 4

    Refuel the vehicle to capacity.

  5. 5

    Record refuelling information. Write down the exact price of refuelling, and make a note of how many miles you travelled since the tank was last full. The latter can be done quickly by subtracting your milometer's previous number from its current one.

  6. 6

    Divide the price of the refuelling by the number of miles you travelled. This will give you an accurate reading of your vehicle's pence per mile.

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