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2016 Year In Review: 365 Days With Low-Mileage Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2017 -- Metromile, the leader in pay-per-mile insurance, today announced its 2016 Year in Review. The second annual Metromile report provides a glimpse into what a year looked like for the company's low-mileage customers.

Average Miles Driven

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the average American drives 13,476 miles each year. Metromile customers in major cities drive an average of 6,000 miles each year, less than half of the national average! Here's a breakdown:

  • Seattle- 4,481 miles
  • San Francisco- 5,443 miles
  • Chicago- 5,691 miles
  • Portland, Ore.- 5,720 miles
  • Los Angeles- 5,905 miles
  • Oakland, Calif.- 6,239 miles
  • Philadelphia- 6,329 miles
  • San Jose, Calif.- 6,980 miles
  • San Diego- 6,998 miles

Most Popular Day of the Week to Drive

Many Metromile customers are weekend warriors. During the week, they get around in a variety of different ways -- public transit, biking, walking and rideshare -- but on the weekends they use their cars to get out of town, drive to the grocery store or drop the kids off at soccer. Here are the most popular driving days by city:

  • Friday- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore., Richmond, Va., and San Diego
  • Saturday- San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle
  • Wednesday- Los Angeles

Most Popular Day to Drive On

November 23, 2016- Not surprising since this was the day before Thanksgiving.

Most Popular Car Model Per City

For the second year in a row, the Honda Civic and Nissan Altima walk away with the top spots for most popular car models for low-mileage drivers.

  • Honda Civic- Portland, Ore., Richmond, Va., San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles
  • Nissan Altima- Chicago and Philadelphia
  • Toyota Camry- Pittsburgh

Savings

65 percent of drivers overpay for car insurance to subsidize high mileage drivers. By paying for car insurance based on miles driven new customers saved an average of $500 after switching to Metromile.

With its smart-driving app, Metromile also saved its customers more than $200,000 by issuing street sweeping alerts and saving them from pesky parking tickets!

Claims

In 2016, Metromile acquired Mosaic Insurance Company and became a licensed insurance company, debuting a fully-automated claims process.

What does Metromile have in store for 2017? As a technology-driven company, Metromile will also be introducing new updates and features that will mean less hassle and more savings for low-mileage drivers.

For more information about Metromile, visit metromile.com or follow Metromile on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. To get a quote, call 888-761-9061 or visit metromile.com/insurance.

About Metromile
Metromile is revolutionizing car insurance through technology with its pay-per-mile insurance model. By offering affordable car insurance, transparent pricing based on the miles you actually drive, data to optimize how you use your car, and instant access to detailed vehicle diagnostics via the driving app, Metromile is transforming car insurance — and car ownership — to be more intelligent, seamless, and accessible than ever before. Metromile is expanding across the US, and currently empowering drivers in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit metromile.com.

SOURCE Metromile

CONTACT: ­PR Contacts: Metromile / Lauren Hartung / 415.458.2609 / lauren@metromile.com

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