Data

This is the RAC Foundation's data section where you will find information on  many matters relating to motoring, including: the cost of motoring and public transport, petrol, diesel and oil prices, levels of fuel taxation, the take up of low carbon vehicles and rates of car ownership.

Most of the charts are interactive and updated automatically.

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The cost of filling up over time

The cost of filling up over time
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Fuel prices: wholesale v pump

Plotting the cost of fuel on the forecourt and at the refinery gate.

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump
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UK pump prices over time

This chart tracks the changes in petrol and diesel prices over time (weekly, rolling ten year period) and is based on BEIS data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
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Latest UK pump prices

Do you want to know the latest UK petrol and diesel prices? And how much the Chancellor is taking in tax? This page has the answers, plus a prediction of where prices will be in a couple of weeks.

Latest UK pump prices
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Oil price over time

This chart shows the price of Brent crude over the past 12 months both in US dollars and pound sterling. Hover over the lines to get precise data values.

Oil price over time
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Tax as % of pump price

See how the proportion of the petrol and diesel pump price that is tax has changed over the past ten years.

Tax as % of pump price
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Petrol and diesel consumed

How much fuel does the UK use? This chart displays volume consumed by month.

Petrol and diesel consumed
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Cost of motoring index

This chart plots the percentage change in the price of various aspects of motoring over a rolling ten year period.

Cost of motoring index
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EU petrol tax

This chart plots the pre-tax cost of unleaded petrol in each of the 28 EU member countries against the proportion of tax in the final pump price.

EU petrol tax
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EU diesel tax

This chart plots the pre-tax cost of diesel in each of the 28 EU member countries against the proportion of tax in the final pump price.

EU diesel tax
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EU petrol prices

Hover over the chart to see total prices and also the prices of the different components. The chart is updated daily.

EU petrol prices
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EU diesel prices

Hover over the chart to see total prices and also the prices of the different components. The chart is updated daily.

EU diesel prices
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Cost of transport index

This chart plots over a rolling ten year period the percentage change in the cost of motoring and the cost of rail and bus fares.

Cost of transport index
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How people commute

16.7 million people in England and Wales travel to work by car or van. This is 62.7% of the employed population aged 16-74.

How people commute
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Changing travel trends

Our report on changing car and train travel trends reveals some fascinating trends between 1997 and 2010.

Changing travel trends
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Car and van availability

In 2011 almost three quarters (74.4%) of households in England and Wales had access to at least one car or van. Click on the map below to see how rates vary by local authority.

Car and van availability
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Plug-in grant eligible vehicles

This chart plots, by model, the number of licensed cars in Great Britain that are eligible for the government's Plug-in Car Grant scheme.

Plug-in grant eligible vehicles
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Young driver casualty map

A report for the RAC Foundation by TRL, the Transport Research Laboratory, has mapped the regional proportions of casualties hurt or killed in an accident involving a 17-19 year-old driver.

Young driver casualty map
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Motoring tax and spending on roads

Income and expenditure. What the government takes from motorists in tax and what it spends on the roads, going back to 1979.

Motoring tax and spending on roads
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Plug-in car grant claims

The government's Plug-in Car Grant scheme has been running since 1 January 2011. Under the scheme buyers of cars emitting less than 75 gCO2/km are eleigible for a grant of up to £5,000 (or 25% of the vehicle purchase price).

Plug-in car grant claims
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Plug-in van grant claims

The government's Plug-in Van Grant scheme has been running since February 2012. Under the scheme buyers of vans emitting less than 75 gCO2/km are eligible for a grant of 20% of the purchase price up to a maximum of £8,000.

Plug-in van grant claims
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