Top Gear fan finds Jeremy Clarkson's car from classic episode
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The former Top Gear presenter said he could drive petrol cars until he dies as he never intends to make a switch to electric. He acknowledged the cars were “interesting” and “people like them” but the cars were simply not for him.
Speaking to DriveTribe, he said: “I will never have an electric car. I can see people like them, they are interesting. I just like the sound of a V8.
“I never want to drive a car that hasn’t got a nice sound coming out of the front or the back and petrol does that.
“I’m nearly 60 so I can drive petrol cars until I die.”
DriveTribe released new footage taken from an interview with Jeremy in 2019.
Since then, the Government has confirmed a 2030 petrol and diesel car ban will come into effect, stopping the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.
The ban would not stop private second-hand sales of polluting cars but it would see numbers dwindle over time.
Many of the UK’s most popular car brands such as Jaguar and Ford have since declared their ambition to become an all-electric brand by the end of the decade.
In the interview, Jeremy said he quite liked the £115,000 BMW i8 supercar but warned he still preferred a “Mustang to a Tesla”.
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He added: “I just wouldn’t buy an electric car. I’ve driven them. I can see that there is an appeal.
“I quite like the BMW i8 which I know isn’t truly electric.
“Sorry, call me a dinosaur because I prefer Pink Floyd to Stormzy. I prefer a Ford Mustang to a Tesla.”
Top Gear co-host James May purchased a Tesla Model S in 2019 despite recently claiming he was not an “electric car evangelist”.
James has previously said he loves his car but could see the “shortcomings of the car and the electric car infrastructure”.
Reacting to Mr May’s purchase, Jeremy hinted he was confused when he heard the news.
He added: “James is hilarious. He wants the world to think he’s in tune with the times.
“Brown beer, brown furniture, really wants a Rover 90 but he goes and buys a Tesla. Bless him. Each to their own.”
Richard Hammond drove a Tesla Model X for a DriveTribe clip last year where he experienced a supercharging model for the first time.
He seemed impressed when the ‘infotainment’ screen told him exactly where to charge the car.
Despite some teething problems, he was very excited when he managed to almost fully charge the car in just half an hour.
He said he wanted a Tesla and adored the car despite reservations from his wife Mindy.
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