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Whilst filming the new series, Chris Harris found some time to run down the best (and the not-so-best) EVs on sale right now. But which should get your wallet's attention? The Polestar 2, Tesla Model 3, Honda e, Porsche Taycan or Ford Mustang Mach E?
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Bastian Michel
Bastian Michel 20 ore fa
Chris is the best. Seriously. Love him.
KittyFlier
KittyFlier 5 giorni fa
Neo EC/ES6, BYD Han/Tang, Xpeng P7, Wulin MiniEV, ORA Good Cat, Baojun E300. Cars definitely worth recommendation but not mentioned here...
Jebus Hypocristos
Jebus Hypocristos 5 giorni fa
"if you got the money, go Porsche"... Well D'uh...4:13 + commenting time I will never get back... Sad bigly
Dragoș-Cosmin BOGOI
Dragoș-Cosmin BOGOI 6 giorni fa
Where are the Model S and Model X?
inikkor
inikkor 10 giorni fa
Fiat 500? Lost in translation?
Jon Trownson
Jon Trownson 11 giorni fa
The polestar isn't a volvo.
Cyber Slim
Cyber Slim 13 giorni fa
Buying Telsa junk? Have they lost their mind?
Dara M
Dara M 13 giorni fa
No vw id4?
asharak84
asharak84 16 giorni fa
This is why I recently bought a model 3 LR. I don't like poor build quality, I think their software is overrated - but even so it seemed the best option by a mile. I really hope others dethrone them so next time I can pick between compelling options instead of picking the one that is least flawed. (Don't get me wrong, it's fun to drive and the power is addictive - but it's not my ideal car by a long shot)
Simon HairyCheese
Simon HairyCheese 16 giorni fa
On carwow you can buy a new Leaf for £22k
Andrew Rabin
Andrew Rabin 17 giorni fa
And the Tesla Model S?
Peter Bvbk
Peter Bvbk 17 giorni fa
Let´s see here... where do we have the good ones? Nio, Xpeng? Xpeng are already in Europe, and Nio will come later this year!
Robert Hart
Robert Hart 17 giorni fa
I would like to see you champion what's wrong with LI based batteries, and dig into solid state batteries. All the Li vehicles will require retrofitting
Nick Clark
Nick Clark 17 giorni fa
If I had over £100k m, I’d still buy the Tesla because of the charging network . It’s killer .
CRAZYCR1T1C
CRAZYCR1T1C 18 giorni fa
SUB 30k the MG ZS ev would wipe the floor with the other contenders.
Jason DOE
Jason DOE 19 giorni fa
Uhhhh where's the OG Tesla Model S?
christiann chisholm
christiann chisholm 19 giorni fa
No Nissan Leaf, is Chris still sore from the episode where a mark 1 Leaf showed him up ?
Piccalilli Pit
Piccalilli Pit 19 giorni fa
*WHY ARE PEOPLE OBSESSED WITH RANGE* I live 10 miles outside a city with amazing public transport so I don't have a car and for the 2 times a year that I need to travel to another city I rent a car. So that's 363 days a year that 100 miles would be WAY more than enough. There must be a HELL of a lot of people who 100 miles is plenty like me...
Robert Tarasov
Robert Tarasov 20 giorni fa
Drove a model 3 car for a week and I don't understand why people buying this crap. Model S is an absolutely different story though.
Cyrus Rocks
Cyrus Rocks 20 giorni fa
Breaks it down perfectly. No need to spend hours watch tones of EV videos. Broke it down in 4min. Well done.
Robert Bates
Robert Bates 21 giorno fa
Missed out the zoe, 21k and 245mile range...
James Moline
James Moline 22 giorni fa
I agree the Porsche is a remarkable machine. However, it still doesn’t have the Tesla charging network. In cross country trips in my Tesla model Y I have found that network to be extraordinary.
Tauno Kekkonen
Tauno Kekkonen 23 giorni fa
Funnily enough, Chris is the last person I'd trust on electric car buying advice.
Tauno Kekkonen
Tauno Kekkonen 21 giorno fa
@Thomas H bcause he has neve really wanted to review them properly, just gets fixated on 'oh it just has 200m of range'. He never really looks at the car as a car.
Thomas H
Thomas H 21 giorno fa
Why's that?
Joe Fung
Joe Fung 23 giorni fa
Jaguar I pace?
scotlett wu
scotlett wu 23 giorni fa
if you have more options from Chinese manufacturers like NIO
Martin Hepworth
Martin Hepworth 23 giorni fa
ya missed the Koreans
EV Geek
EV Geek 23 giorni fa
I think ID.4 if that was there, would be a good competitor
valentine Che
valentine Che 23 giorni fa
its is simple if you have 100 grand buy taycan (the best car ever) otherwise buy model 3
John Knight
John Knight 24 giorni fa
I don't necessarily mind an electric Mustang - that's potentially a very interesting idea - but I hate that it's a flipping school-run SUV. That's slower than Volvo's new XC40! Heck, the Tesla is more of a Mustang than the Mach-E will ever be, and that has nothing to do with Ford.
Dbow H
Dbow H 24 giorni fa
Just think how many young girls lost their innocence having gone through those very doors. BBC 👎
James Stiff
James Stiff 24 giorni fa
All of these are out of my price range. I want to drive an EV, honestly, I do but I need food and a house more.
Raylen Fa'ield
Raylen Fa'ield 24 giorni fa
Where is the model S???
Ekim Andersom
Ekim Andersom 24 giorni fa
None of them
Kevin B
Kevin B 24 giorni fa
Didn’t realize top gear was still relevant after the trio left
Ian
Ian 24 giorni fa
That Tesla Model 3 looks like the skinny version of my 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO. Maybe it's ok for a change....
poosnip
poosnip 24 giorni fa
Wait till the Tesla Plaids come over and smash everything in terms of speed.
Reddylion
Reddylion 25 giorni fa
Out of all these tesla better, poster next rest follows!
Reddylion
Reddylion 25 giorni fa
Good electric car comparison review.
David Yam
David Yam 25 giorni fa
Uhhhh. What about the Model S
Bruce Kennedy
Bruce Kennedy 25 giorni fa
Save 100’s of hours on reviews, just watch this. Nailed it all in 4mins.
Ben Harrison
Ben Harrison 25 giorni fa
The Taycan starts at £70,690 so the £100k is not correct.
Lars Pallesen
Lars Pallesen 25 giorni fa
Being a car reviewer must be easy - "Just buy a Porsche".
Danny Jackson
Danny Jackson 25 giorni fa
He didn’t mention model S or X because of refresh
nigelsheffield
nigelsheffield 25 giorni fa
Nice roundup. My conclusion is still cant justify spending this much on a car lol. We are a very low mileage family with one car and a few ebikes, most journeys are as fast on the ebike and a lot more fun but not in the winter lol. We will likely get electric car next but not for a few years and likely a older second hand one so I'm watching these reviews etc in anticipation.of these hitting second hand market in a few years time. I love the porche though, I could see it becoming a classic.
Crypto Yoda
Crypto Yoda 25 giorni fa
Say nothing there is...Tesla! And other models you forgot...S, X, Y!!!
Simulation Onboard
Simulation Onboard 26 giorni fa
Chris Harris has saved Top Gear!
Dieter Zerressen
Dieter Zerressen 26 giorni fa
doesn't even bother mentioning the S or the X. I know production is on a hiatus at the moment but you can order it so it should count. Still on that "build quality" nonsense, I see.
ilard
ilard 26 giorni fa
Really good summary. Chris is so much better when he’s not going sideways.
Tiddly Middly
Tiddly Middly 26 giorni fa
the S P100D would be a better buy now than Taycan, its less than 100k
Rob Rob
Rob Rob 26 giorni fa
Honda is my pick only if it had around 250 mile range would be an epic car for 35k
Dr EV
Dr EV 27 giorni fa
IPace IPace IPace IPace. I agree, should be on the list. It's a far better drive than all but the Tycan, but £30k+ cheaper than Tycan, better range than etron, eqc.
tigertoo01
tigertoo01 27 giorni fa
What about model s and x?? Biased bs reviews again by top gear. The whole thing was a bout the Porsche. The model s is better in just about every way than the Porsche tycan
Anthony L
Anthony L 27 giorni fa
No thanks top gear
huepix
huepix 27 giorni fa
Govy should step in and mandate that all charging stations are compatible with all cars, or view versa
Will Darling
Will Darling 27 giorni fa
mostly correct, but missing a Tesla Model S after the Porsche
Adrian Osler
Adrian Osler 27 giorni fa
Still a non valid option in the u.k and will be for many years . bojo s climate ideas will pancake faster than a melting icecap
Ant Car
Ant Car 27 giorni fa
Tesla Model Y at end of year, no brainer
bruintoo
bruintoo 28 giorni fa
So we're not gonna talk about the award winning I-PACE anymore?
Eric Child
Eric Child 28 giorni fa
Tesla model S or X? Not worth a mention? Despite having the best range to 0-60 ratio? Very odd.
C Gordon
C Gordon 28 giorni fa
Quick fire, integrity and efficiently entertaining 👍🏼
Fred Bloggs
Fred Bloggs 28 giorni fa
Typical top gear, ignore the best bang for buck EV currently on sale...Kia E-Niro. Better range than most of those shown at 280 miles and £34k. No brainer.
Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson 28 giorni fa
where is the Tesla model S and X ?
John Armstrong
John Armstrong 28 giorni fa
Model S obviously better than a Taycan. Ridiculous to not include it!! Best EV on road by far and has FSD optionality! Cheaper as well
Ethelred
Ethelred 29 giorni fa
I think the biggest issue is that Tesla owners get to use all the charger network including Tesla Superchargers, and any others only get the public network. It’s why my colleague and I bought Tesla in a heartbeat. The Polestars, I-Pace etc can be as good as they like, but their charging network is a subset of the available estate. They’re also not as efficient in KW per mile as Tesla, generally have poorer range, but here’s also an issue .. a car designed by IT folk who know a bit about cars is always going to be a more integrated, seamless experience when compared to a car made by a traditional automaker. They don’t seem to get that this is an opportunity to stop doing what they have always done, but they seem stuck. Playing catch up to Tesla, but without the vision. It’s sad. I love the traditional cars and have several classics, but for everyday use, the Tesla experience is astounding.
Máté Tüzér
Máté Tüzér 29 giorni fa
I just dont get why they had to name the Ford a Mustang. I could have been easily a C-Max, wich has similar design. But I guess, name sells, and this is their first major electric out there.
Tyler Anderson
Tyler Anderson 29 giorni fa
Porsche > anything else
Duckbilled Walrus
Duckbilled Walrus 29 giorni fa
Strange that he didn't compare to any of the other Teslas in this clip, since those are the EVs that most people know
Josh
Josh 29 giorni fa
"Over 50k - why are these things so expensive?!" - man who recently took order of a £90k 2 series
Michel
Michel 29 giorni fa
Great Video, only missing one point: Range of Taycan
#buzzofftoxic Blog
#buzzofftoxic Blog 29 giorni fa
Top Gear" ⚙ miss 1 big thing we must stop burning 🔥 toxic fossil fuel we all face mass extinction. 😎 Should have banned toxic 30 year's ago thank you all the best 👍 Buzz Knapp-Fisher 😊🙏🌏🧠
A Mac
A Mac 29 giorni fa
I think for that money I care about build quality
theelman
theelman Mese fa
I don't think Chris has seen the price of "normal" cars recently... An average Corsa is £20k! Madness.
Claire and Ayesh
Claire and Ayesh Mese fa
Agree with everything. Peugeot is doing a fantastic job! The Polestar is so tempting and Mercedes could have tried a little harder. We thought the I-Pace would make the cut but it's not so brand new compared to these..
James Elliott
James Elliott Mese fa
You can get an ID3 pro performance for sub £30k. Whilst bigger than the e208, etc, I’d suggest it’s the better value car with decent range. Model 3 starts above £40k. You get more, but it’s >40% more expensive.
Kevin Owen
Kevin Owen Mese fa
Imagine if the Model S Plaid was there. Might as well have been here are the next best EVs to a Tesla all be it 8 years behind.
Joshua Garrard
Joshua Garrard Mese fa
The reason why it's so expensive the materials it takes to make them are expensive and hard to get the lithium mining is not cheap you know and copper mining gold silver Moran Seaham it's a lot of minerals in order materials make an electric car
Lukáš Fecko
Lukáš Fecko Mese fa
It’s getting slow.
Bilal Ijaz
Bilal Ijaz Mese fa
Nio entered the chat...
ZesPak
ZesPak Mese fa
Missing quite a few good cars there. Where are the longest range EVs? Where's the ipace? EMini? And so much more...
Fast H Racing
Fast H Racing Mese fa
Like Chris HATE the BBC
GreenStorm01
GreenStorm01 Mese fa
Tja, wo ist BMW da? X4, X6, 2er Gran Coupé - größere Kühlergrills sind doch nicht die Antwort auf die aktuellen Fragen des Marktes?
Peter Tran
Peter Tran Mese fa
The typical armenian additionally seal because cattle separately stare afore a vigorous find. pricey, delicious talk
Auspishos Skverill
Auspishos Skverill Mese fa
This seems to have been recorded a months ago, no sorry, a couple of years ago. A lot better cars have been in the market since then. iPace, ID4, Kona, and more besides
Dylan George
Dylan George Mese fa
I think “if you got the money, go Porsche” is a pretty universal statement across all cars lol
Small Man Cam
Small Man Cam Mese fa
Man top gear used to be so good
ace iimov
ace iimov Mese fa
buy model S plaid instead of Taycan or model s plaid plus if you were looking to buy the turbo variant.
Neb Nollock
Neb Nollock Mese fa
I wouldn't put the id3 up against something like the polestar as the polestar cost £49000 compared to £32000 for the VW, they're in a different league
Frank Luo
Frank Luo Mese fa
What about the miniE and Hyundai Ioniq5? I think particularly the Hyundai, is a masterpiece of retro styled exterior design.
miless2111sutube
miless2111sutube Mese fa
odd not to include the Korean contingent, Zoe etc? Would have loved to hear Chris' views on these
timemachine_194
timemachine_194 25 giorni fa
This is top gear, the channel for high performance cars. The only thing he cares about is performance, and that's why he chose the M3 as the best. The ID.3 doesn't belong in this lineup, it's not a sportscar, it's a good allrounder. And for the same reason, the zoe would be totally wrong in top gear. They simply have the wrong preferences for these kind of cars.
warung kopi sugiono
warung kopi sugiono Mese fa
More details about all
Anders Lindskog
Anders Lindskog Mese fa
Where is Lucid?
Tesla Lover2000
Tesla Lover2000 Mese fa
Always Tesla for me. I think the Model 3 just has the best of all worlds in one sleek in package
timemachine_194
timemachine_194 25 giorni fa
Disagree. It looses out on all things I care for in a car. The ID.3 is absolutely perfect for me and what I want in a car. Preferences are different and people have different needs.
garbagebag
garbagebag Mese fa
I miss old top gear it was more fun
Lasse Thomsen
Lasse Thomsen Mese fa
how many years did it take for top gear to do this?
Samer Mazahreh
Samer Mazahreh Mese fa
EV roundup without a model S!
Chris Hall
Chris Hall Mese fa
No mention of the Hyundai kona or Kia eniro. Both good ev cars with decent performance and range.
Ben
Ben Mese fa
Model S/Model X???
Oliver Griffiths
Oliver Griffiths Mese fa
no jag i-pace? :(
B.K. Bakker
B.K. Bakker Mese fa
The Polestar 2 has the quality and certainly the looks inside and out. all in all, it is one of the most appealing EVs, especially since it is one of the few timeless designs out there. When Polestar increase their range even further and perhaps add a smaller, equally appealing model, they could certainly be a leader in their class.
Shayegan Abdollahbeigi
Shayegan Abdollahbeigi Mese fa
Redo this with refreshed model s X :)
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