A TOP Gear star has spoken openly about his love for his Tesla – but also revealed the reason why he can’t beat a Porsche 911.
James May revealed the reason he gave up electric batteries and went back to petrol.
The TV presenter said he still loves his Tesla Model S despite choosing his Porsche 911.
The iconic car was praised for attracting new EV drivers with its “amazing performance”.
He told the Telegraph: “They’re quiet, polite, don’t stink, are low maintenance, easy to drive and can perform amazingly even in drab form.”
The car enthusiast, who has owned an electric vehicle since 2014, praised the iconic vehicle and said it’s perfect for short trips around town.
He said, “Fast-charging your car takes no longer than the time you spend urinating and eating a cheeseburger.”
Electric cars are enjoying growing popularity, especially since a ban on new petrol and diesel models came into force in 2030.
According to experts, more than 265,000 battery electric cars were registered last year.
But James May is not convinced of the transition.
The car expert decided to switch back to a petrol engine after being trapped with the Model S on the far east coast of England and without access to a regular charging station.
After the accident, he rushed to get another vehicle from his collection.
“In the end I thought ‘fuck it’ and we drove off in my Porsche 911,” he grumbled.
The lack of charging stations is one of the main concerns of EV drivers, as the infrastructure is not yet in place like gas stations
With cars like the 2.2-ton Tesla only going 300 miles, motorists may encounter a total no-go zone for charging stations.
James May stated, “Our real concern is the tremendous inconvenience of public charging because it takes too long and requires too much planning.”
“And in the near future, many people who live in townships and townships in porch apartments and townhouses will have to collect public fees.”
But James hasn’t lost all hope and is still waiting for him to fall in love with an electric car.
He said: “I’m getting closer to the age where I’ll decide I just have one car that will ‘get me out there’ and I want it to be electric.
“Bring supercapacitors or whatever it is that will solve this mystery or the BEV love affair will end and we will enter this well-documented difficult time.”
A mechanic with 55 years of experience revealed three reasons why electric vehicle (EV) prices are falling.
Scotty Kilmer explained on YouTube why used electric cars are selling for bargain prices in the resale market.
Their value dropped by a whopping 33.6% on average, compared to just a 0.5% drop for petrol and 1.3% for diesel models.