Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit soon afterward. Now the trio is back in Amazon Prime's new series, "The Grand Tour," and Clarkson has hit the road to do publicity for the show. DON'T MISS: Tesla Vs BBC: Top Gear Planned Dead Electric Car Shot Before Test (Mar 2011) He recently sat down with Business Insider to discuss the show and tout the huge viewership of the first episode, the most popular in Amazon's history. Several years ago, "Top Gear" notoriously...
Jeremy Clarkson Invents A Hybrid Microcar: The P45
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson isn't known for being a fan of electric or hybrid vehicles. Usually when we write about him on Green Car Reports it's to comment on the latest daft stunt or anti-electric piece on the program, but naturally, we're prepared to give credit where credit is due...Antony Ingram
Top Gear Tests Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn: A Fair Assessment?
It's the episode electric car enthusiasts have been itching to see- and now the guys at BBC motoring show Top Gear have tested two electric cars to see whether they make any sense for the car buying public. Now we already know that Top Gear hasn't had the greatest history with electric cars. First...Antony Ingram
Exclusive: Hey Top Gear, You Have To Fill Up Electric Cars Too, Duh!
Have you ever been on those roads in North Dakota where you pass a sign that says “No gas for next 80 miles"? Or perhaps you’ve traveled through the frozen wastelands of Northern Canada or Alaska and learned that the gas station you just passed was the last one for more than 100 miles...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Top Gear: Doing Another Silly, Deceptive Electric-Car Stunt?
Uh oh, here we go again. Or not? The crew of the British car show Top Gear have been spotted in the British town of Lincoln, traveling in a pair of electric cars, the 2011 Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot iOn (which will be sold in the States as the 2012 Mitsubishi 'i'). Hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James...John Voelcker
Top Gear Producer Says Tesla's Libel Suit Is Bogus
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla says BBC TV show Top Gear falsely stated that the Tesla Roadster could only travel 55 miles before needing to recharge, according to Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman. Wilman said the team behind Top Gear, a show that touts the latest and greatest cars...VentureBeat's GreenBeat
About two years ago BBC’s Top Gear aired a test drive of the then relatively new Tesla Roadster. While this was seen as a major boon for Tesla, the light shone on its all-electric sports car by the popular show was somewhat less than flattering. In fact, it was rather downbeat. What makes the matter so hard to swallow for Tesla are facts, which the electric car company claims, are simply unfounded. Tesla has since sent a lawsuit to Top Gear for libel and malicious falsehood against its Roadster. The Californian startup claims that it had no other recourse, issuing a statement that it...