2016 was a big year for us here at Metromile. From acquiring an insurance company to launching our in-house claims service, we found many new ways to provide fair and seamless insurance for our customers. Here’s a glimpse of what the year looked like for the Metromile community.
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 was the most popular day to drive — not surprising because 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
With the street sweeping feature in our smart driving app, we saved our customers over $200,000 by saving them from pesky parking tickets. And because our pay-per-mile insurance premiums are based on the miles our customers actually drive, they are saving $500 a year on average.
In 2016, Metromile acquired Mosaic Insurance Company and became a licensed insurance company, debuting a fully-automated claims process.
What do we have in store for 2017? As a technology-driven company, we will be introducing new updates and features that mean less hassle and more savings for low-mileage drivers. If you aren’t already a customer, get a quick quote to see how much you could benefit from pay-per-mile insurance this year!