Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:59

Utes are OK!

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The 'ute tax has exposed the rank ignorance of some proponents of the wokeness, encapsulated in a recent RNZ interview with environmentalist and 'liberate the lane' cyclist Kirsty Wild.

She argued nobody should have a ute if it isn't used as a work vehicle - the 'legitimate use' angle used by PM Ardern.

If they needed more space, "they should get a minivan", Wild claimed.

But, as some listeners kept pointing out, utes only used as much fuel as the average minivan - an inconvenient fact Wild tried to skip past.

But they are right: modern diesel utes are efficient, especially relative to their high 'utility' value. A 2.0l Ford Ranger averages 7.4l/100km; a Honda minivan, 10.6l/100km.

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