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    Icon5 Is Clarkson beginning to see the light?

    It dawned on me today that Jeremy Clarkson might be seeing the light... somewhat. You see, in episode 01 of season 21 of Top Gear, during 'The News' segment, he asked Hammond and May if they would like to see BMW's new hybrid, to which Hammond says no(as you'd expect). But then, Clarkson quickly defends it and shows a picture of the i8 and everyone's impressed. Now I get it's only a hybrid, it's useless and expensive, but this is Jeremy Clarkson(!), explaining to the two others that the electric motor and battery working in tandem with a small gas engine is 'the future', etc., etc.

    What do you guys & gals think?

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    A small start but I will take it.

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    Once there are no significant barriers for a regular person to buy electric, he will change his tune. As long as electric cars have the general reputation of being a car for elitists or hippies, he'll continue to bash them. At the moment, supporting electric cars isn't helping Top Gear make money or make jokes.

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    Jeremy Clarkson is a character played by Jeremy Clarkson; he's deliberately oafish and stubborn, but he doesn't believe everything he says, he's an entertainer more than a car critic. He doesn't write much of the stuff he says; there's a team of writers for that. If everyone around him is saying something that his writing team can disagree with in a critical manner, they will act against this until the opinion change is too great. See: opinions on Tesla, Fisker, EVs, diesels, hybrids, etc. The last two have changed in recent years, with him supporting diesels and performance hybrids. Hopefully, he'll see the light with pure EV's. I'd like to see TG take on the Rimac Concept_One and the Model S. I know they'll find -something- to complain about - but I hope it's something silly like the styling or the touchscreen, rather than the EV powertrain (which seems to be the most sensible future propulsion technology for many years to come.)

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    While I agree that Clarkson does play Clarkson in TopGear, he has his own column in the sun newspaper. And from that recent piece you can see how he is stuck in the 20th century.

    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Clarkson stung after bank prank

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    Clarkson also tested the P1 which also has a small hybrid and he loved it the future is finally being seen by Clarkson

    I personally think that the model s needs a test on top gear but I know it never will happen after the lawsuit

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    Top Gear have tested cars before when they've been banned, that isn't going to stop them. I think they'll review Model S if it starts making headlines elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkerP View Post
    While I agree that Clarkson does play Clarkson in TopGear, he has his own column in the sun newspaper.
    For our American members: 'The Sun' is a British version of 'The National Enquirer' with soft porn pics. The term "newspaper" can be only loosely applied.


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