There have been reactions, particularly by Tesla themselves, to the wasy the Roadster was reviewed by Clarkson. In one particular scene – the Top Gear crew can be seen pushing one of the Tesla test- cars into the garage when it still had power to run. BBC has released a statement admitting that Clarkson’s test car still had power left – but why the deception?
Top Gear claimed it ran out of battery but in actual fact there still was power left and the scene was filmed to show what would happen if the battery had actually been depleted (!!). But anyway, “Top Gear stands by the findings in this film and is content that it offers a fair representation of the Tesla’s performance on the day it was tested.”
Makes you wonder doesn’t it? Will future Top Gear episode’s end with the crew pushing back the test car to show what will happen if you ran out of fuel?