Diesel prices have hit a record high as on Sunday a litre now costs 147.94p the RAC confirmed which is higher that the last high of 147.93 which was set in April 2012.
Over the pat year diesel has gone up by 30p a litre, which costs motorists an extra £16 more expensive to fill up a 55 litre family car.
The RAC said that the “prime reason” for the increase is the cost of oil having doubled in the last 12 months.
There are 12.5m diesel car drivers and the UK has 4.5m vans with 525,000 heavy goods vehicles and the majority run on diesel.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said, “While this isn’t unexpected, as petrol has already hit a new record price, it’s still another body blow to drivers and businesses across the country who were already struggling to cope with rising prices.
“As well as hitting household budgets this will have a knock-on effect on the price we pay for goods and services, as diesel is very much the fuel of business and, as such, will contribute further to inflation.”