Positive spin on fuel rise
NZ buyers of new cars should take account of climate change, especially as last year, SUVs were one of the favourite styles.
Now when they fill these SUVs with the newly priced petrol or diesel, they complain. It’s a shock.
Driving in Italy where the petrol costs over $2, people mainly drive small, energy efficient cars. I do feel sorry for NZ families driving old inefficient cars so we need frequent, good public transport for them. We need to change our mindset.
If I suggest that a new car could be a hybrid or electric, I’m told they are too expensive. But they can be no more than a European car of the same size, such as Audi and Mercedes, and they are selling well. Secondhand hybrids are affordable.
Forecasts of the dire consequence of global warming should make all of us think more about how much fuel is contributing to it and stop buying gas guzzlers unless we really need them for cartage and work. Hopefully, this higher price of gas focuses people’s minds as to how they can spend less on fuel. Think locally, act globally.
Frankie Letford, Hamilton