It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that the team behind BBC’s Top Gear really don’t like electric cars. Everything from the humble G-Wiz through to the mighty Tesla Roadster and the fresh-faced Nissan Leaf have fallen foul of their comical but factually inept portrayal of electric cars.
But the latest video Top Gear video, exclusively leaked on Internet video site Youtube shows just what happened when its presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May were let loose in London in two electric cars boxes.
Cue flattened batteries, a quest to charge in and the usual Top Gear antics which we’re sure any electric car or Top Gear fan will love - especially if they’re familiar with the antics of London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Okay, all right. it’s time to come clean.
The leaked video is actually a very funny spoof by a group of friends from London, England who decided to immortalize their version of what could have happened when Clarkson and May were spotted finding somewhere to charge a 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Peugeot iOn in Lincoln, UK last month.
And we have to give the team credit. It’s got everything from the usual Top Gear witty banter through to James May’s long-suffering exasperation and Jeremy Clarkson’s skintight denim pants and rotund belly.
We’re not sure if the real Top Gear team will let the spoof stay online for very long, but it’s certainly worth a look.
Thanks to AllCarsElectric reader Jenny for the tip!